Sunday, 4 May 2014

Looking around Lincoln

Hello everyone, hope you are having a lovely weekend.

This morning, DH suggested a quick outing to the lovely city of Lincoln, just one hour's drive away.  He used to go to college there as a teenager, in fact I had briefly considered going to college there too, we would have then met when we were teenagers!  But we had to wait another 9 years before he attended University in my home town before we met - there's fate for you!!

We love going to Lincoln, he loves it as he has a meander down memory lane, and I love it for all the lovely little streets and the architecture.

So after a quick and easy drive up the A46, we arrived in Lincoln, and parked near the university.

It is quite hilly walking up to the cathedral...

Thankfully though there was lots of opportunity to stop and do a bit of window shopping...

I loved this speciality tea and coffee shop, the building itself is older than the cathedral...

Soon we made it to the top of the hill and the cathedral...

For the first time in years we found that the gardens of the Bishop's Palace were open...

There are some amazing views of the cathedral from here...

I loved the huge horse chestnut tree and it's beautiful blossom...

Looking up through the tree back towards the cathedral...

Lovely little street of houses in the Cathedral Close...

All too soon it was time to go home, but it was such an enjoyable afternoon.  Just the thing for a long weekend!



  1. Lovely pictures of your day out to Lincoln! I have put it on my 'places to visit' list now :)
    Wishing you a happy Bank Holiday!
    Helen xox

  2. Helen, thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such kind comments. I really enjoyed that little tour of Lincoln, everything looks so pretty, I am glad you brought your camera. Hoping you have a lovely bank holiday monday, Linda x

  3. Looks like a lovely place

  4. What a fantastic place to visit! I would give anything to be able to come there and see all that history. Perhaps someday? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. We spent a weekend there a few years ago and loved it. Great photos of the Cathedral.

  6. I love getting a real-life tour of a place I've never been. It looks like a great city. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I've never been to Lincoln but it looks like a nice place to visit.

  8. What a beautiful place to visit, thank you for taking us along.

  9. What a lovely place to visit, and your photos are just beautiful! xo

  10. The architectural examples you showed us are so impressive,Helen! It boggles my mind to contemplate how these grand structures were conceived and then built. I was able to tour a portion of St. John the Divine Cathedral in NY and was so amazed by its size and beauty and detail, I can imagine I would have been even more so were I touring Lincoln as you did. Are you near Tattershall Castle? What is left is much less grand than the structures you saw, but some of my ancestors lived and worked in and around it so I have enjoyed learning about it via the internet. Thanks for taking me along on your explorations :)

    1. Hi Gracie, yes it isn't too far from Tatershall. I visited there back in June 2011 and wrote a blog post about it! That is amazing that your ancestors came from there and actually lived and worked in the castle. Do you have ancestors from any other parts of the UK?



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