is one of those small English places which is very quaint and steeped in history. It was a
settlement originally, and was at one point one of the most important cities
in the country. The centrepiece of the town is undoubtedly the Norman cathedral, built mostly during
the 13th century.
I've been through Lincoln a few times and had a couple of nights out there too, whilst visiting friends
in the area. It's not particularly on the way to or from anywhere, in fact Lincolnshire itself
is one of the quietest parts of England. But it's definitely up there amongst the best scenic and historic
towns to be visited.
The canal running through downhill Lincoln underneath the High Bridge, with the "Empowerment" sculpture
in the foreground. Lincoln has a huge turbomachinery plant, currently run by Siemens, and the town
has a long association with gas turbines.
The half-timbered High Bridge Café, on Broadgate.
From downhill Lincoln, there's a trudge up the imaginatively named "Steep Hill" to reach uphill Lincoln
and the cathedral.
Slopey houses on Steep Hill, this one is called
Jew's House, and is one of the oldest
town houses in England.
Bail Gate, at the top of Steep Hill, just before you reach the cathedral.
Lincoln Cathedral was built mostly during the 13th century, and was reputedly the world's tallest building
for the best part of 250 years, before the original central wooden spire was struck by lightning.
What's left of it is nonetheless very impressive.
The view inside Lincoln Cathedral, this picture was taken as best I could in the low light with nothing to lean
Example of a thatched English cottage not far out of Lincoln.