Day Trips | Lincoln


Lincoln is a crazy perfect place to go if you are looking to be immersed in quintessential British scenery. From the hilltop Cathedral, to the cobbled streets of Steep Hill, the place exudes character. Van and I have seriously been enjoying this sunny weather and decided to head to Lincoln to see some unexplored (by us) British landscape. Located in Lincolnshire, Lincoln was originally settled by the Romans circa 48 AD and has prospered since then.

What I loved most about Lincoln was the cheery atmosphere. We visited on a Sunday and there was a little antique market set up in between the Castle and Lincoln Cathedral. There was live music, yummy food trucks and lots of people enjoying the sights and sounds and the unusually warm and sunny weather. It was perfect!


Steep Hill was the main street that led into the Cathedral Square. And they weren't lying...it was steep! There were actually hand rails leading up the street at one point. Once you reach the top, you feel like you deserve some of the yummy treats from the scores of tea rooms and bakeries that line Steep Hill :)



We stopped in at Stokes High Bridge Cafe for some absolutely delicious Sunday afternoon meals. It was one of those perfect comforting meals, almost like you are at your grandmothers after church on Sunday. And the coffee was divine. The bridge, Lincoln's High Bridge, is actually the oldest bridge in the country with buildings on it! The building was full of medieval character and complete with creaky flooring. It was fabulous :)



Of course we had to take a peek into the Cathedral. I have been visiting so many Cathedrals lately, I had forgotten how new they are for Van. The Cathedral was built and rebuilt between 1050 and 1200. The Cathedral hosts one of the 4 legible copies of the Magna Carta, which resides at Lincoln Castle (and was on tour at the time of our visit...darn). The Cathedral was stunning and the exterior reminded me a lot of Ely Cathedral. It also sits up on a hill, so as you approach the city, you can see the towering Cathedral in the distance, much like Ely. I have to say, Ely Cathedral still remains my favorite. 


Lincoln is a great place to take a day trip. The town is lovely and there are loads of neat shops and galleries to spend the day in. Hope you have enjoyed the mini tour....now I'm off into town to go play paparazzi!! Macbeth filming is taking place today with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Ely :) Yay!!!

-Jamie

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  1. How exciting about Macbeth being there today? Marion Cotillard is so stunning! x

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    1. I'm so sad....I didn't catch a glimpse of anyone cool.

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  2. Lincoln looks like such a charming British town, what a fun day trip!

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    1. Lincoln is one of my favorites so far :)

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  3. How lovely! What a perfect was to spend a Sunday afternoon! :)

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    1. The weather was just amazing! I hope it sticks around for awhile :)

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  4. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post.

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