On our way to our Haven Holiday (read about it here) we stopped off for a day in Lincoln, a city neither of us has ever visited before. We parked by the waterfront in an NCP carpark which cost us £10 for the day, I’m sure cheaper car parks are available if you are in the know, but this was really central and easy for us so we just went with it.
The waterfront is a lovely area to walk around and is where all of the nice bars and restaurants are, there is also a holiday inn which is in such a great location we both said if we came for an overnight visit we would stay there. The town centre was a short walk from the waterfront as was easily signposted, it looked like all of you usual high street shops were represented but we didn’t spend any time shopping.
We went straight up Steep Hill (which certainly lives up to its name) which is a lovely old cobbled street with some lovely little boutique style shops, cafe’s and bakery’s. At the top of the hill is the castle and the cathedral, both of which are well worth a visit. The castle is currently being renovated and as such large portions of it are shut, though you can still enjoy the grounds, as result of this they have lowered their prices to just £2 per adult which we felt was worth it just to have a wander around the grounds.
The cathedral is quite stunning and we would have loved to look around but unfortunately there was a special service happening so we were unable to go in, so just had to admire it from the outside.
We were only in Lincoln for few hours but we had a lovely day and there was more we would have done if we had more time, its well worth a day out and I think it would make a lovely weekend break.