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A visitor to Lincoln's most famous glory hole has announced they think it's 'over-hyped' – although not for the reasons you might think.
Glory holes are famously secret, secluded spaces and aren't generally something to shout about – in fact many people might think they're grubby and dirty.
However, there is one glory hole in Britain that sits pride of place in the city centre and most locals can't praise it enough.
The historic city of Lincoln has a host of fantastically preserved period buildings dotted throughout its walls and the best of all of them is their beautiful medieval High Bridge that spans the River Witham.
It is the oldest bridge in Britain and still has a collection of houses upon it.
The narrow opening beneath the bridge's arches was long ago christened the glory hole by passing boaters and the name stuck.
In a first for most glory holes, there is even a sign directing excited tourists (and no doubt disappointed cruisers) to its location.
For those of you not in the know, to call something a glory hole these days means something decidedly different than it did it medieval times.
To spare you a graphic Google, the basic definition of a glory hole is a man-made hole in a wall that people stick things through for other people to see, and whatnot.
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Thankfully Lincoln's own glory hole isn't used for this purpose for obvious reasons – it's built on a river.
These days a selection of independent shops and cafes sit atop the bridge pulling in tourists from all over the world.
But it's not been without its detractors with some people taking to Google to slam the historic bridge.
"This is a very over-hyped location", said one.
Another agreed, writing: "Looks nice only by the front. May be the bridge or may not. Over-hyped."
Perhaps they were expecting a different sort of glory hole.
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