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!
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.