Lincoln is the county town of Lincolnshire and has a population of around 120,000. The city is divided in two by the river Witham, with the northern part of the city traditionally known as “uphill” and the southern part as “downhill”. The uphill part includes most of the historic buildings such as Lincoln Castle and the cathedral and along with Lincoln's museums and galleries brings the town a modest amount of tourism each year. Although the social distinction between the two parts has faded over time, property in the uphill part of the city tends be more expensive.
Located as it is in a very agricultural area of the country, Lincoln is a local trade hub and market town and a big regional centre of employment. The city also has two universities and two RAF bases nearby.