Barge on the Brayford
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Brayford Pool

The Brayford Pool is Lincoln's former inland port, which is fed by the River Witham. In the 18-19th century it was an important handling center for cereals, today the old warehouses have been turned into hotels and restaurants and yachts and motorboats lie at anchor.

The Barge on the Brayford herself is over 80 years old & her original name was Prudence she is a Dutch steal keale Hull & was originally used to transport wheat & corn around the country then moving on to gravel & concrete. She has been static in her current position for over 30 years & had her engine removed over 28 years ago she was then used for selling wine & called the wine Barge, before becoming a disco bar which closed down, shortly after closing there was a fire onboard which then left her closed for a number of years before the current owner & Captain, Catherine Kirk Keverne purchased her in December 1996 & transformed her into the stunning Restaurant & bar that you see today.

The historic waterfront area of Lincoln marks the point where the Roman Fossdyke meets the River Witham to link Lincoln to the sea.

In the medieval period Brayford Pool was much larger than it is today, and was the centre of a thriving waterborne trade.

In modern times the area became dilapidated, but over the past decade has been rescued from decline & regenerated with restaurants, bars regular craft stalls & exhibitions also the building of waterside paths, new shopping centres, and new buildings for Lincoln University.

Attractive walkways now line the Pool area, which is known for its population of mute swans.

Brayford Waterfront Trail

Follow the Brayford Waterfront Trail to find out why the Brayford and its waterways have been so important to Lincoln through the centuries.

University of Lincoln

In 1996 the University of Lincoln opened its Brayford campus at the side of the Brayford Pool. Development of the area has continued significantly around the university campus ever since. Over £100 million has already been invested into the area, with tourism bringing in four times as many jobs as agriculture in the county.

The Odeon Cinema

A modern nine-screen multiplex showing all the latest releases, the Odeon is ideally located in the centre of Lincoln, offering easy access for all.

Boat Trips

River boat tours on the Brayford are a great way to relax and enjoy Lincoln's pleasant surroundings. The Brayford Belle operate from the Brayford Waterfront. Read More