Beautiful Lincoln indeed!
Another place I had never visited. Unlike Skegness, this is somewhere we will come back to! Our house was right in the centre of things, rented via Lincoln Town Houses, link here.
The traditional valentines weekend away with friends, their turn to choose location, and a pleasant surprise in the form of Lincoln; historic, beautiful, accessible, not too up-itself, but there is a bloody huge hill to walk up and down!
I hope you enjoy my monochrome shots, grouped into for key areas around this great historic city;
Wherever you are in or around, approaching or driving away, you can always see this amazing gothic monstrosity towering over the landscape- the largest gothic building in Europe, an amazing statement that dominates the city and whole of Lincolnshire.
I know I took a lot of pictures of it, but it is truly remarkable and deserves them!
Castle and walk around the wall
This is a fantastic castle; it’s well worth getting up onto the castle wall with a 21-point audio guide, guaranteed history lesson and a fantastic value couple of hours all for £5 in the castle shop!
Up and down that hill
Lincoln has a famous hill that leads from the (rather boring, just like any other town) city at the bottom, with it’s formulaic shops, railway station and civic buildings, to the old city at the top of the hill; with the Cathedral, castle and historical centre. The mile long walk connecting the two has a fantastic array of independent shops, bars and café’s, if you need an altimeter from an RAF Nimrod, or some retro denim shorts, this is the place to be.
Out and about in Lincoln
Drinking beer is a good thing to do in Lincoln. The Cask bar is a lovely spot, and handy for a beer and pizza before trudging around the Cathedral. Another winner is the Wig & Mitre, food looked nice but didn’t have time to stay! But the best spot was the Lincoln Tap House, where a super selection of Friday night beers and food awaited us; well worth a visit.
That’s another year of standing on one leg all Valentine’s weekend. Leyburn in Wensleydale, Ambleside in cumbria and now Lincoln in beautiful Lincolnshire; where to in 2017?