31.03.17 - The Glory Hole

In the centre of Lincoln is the oldest bridge in Britain that still has buildings on it. Dating from 1160 it is properly known as the High Bridge, but this side of it has also always been known as the Glory Hole. No one knows for sure what the derivation is, but it has been suggested that it comes from "Gory Hole" after a series of gruesome medieval murders under there! The building on the bridge now houses a very nice independent coffee shop, which is a labyrinth of narrow twisting staircases and small rooms.

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