Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world when completed, overtaking the Pyramids. It lost its title when the central spire collapsed in 1549 and the Pyramids reigned supreme once more. The were laid in 1088 and building continued on it for over 200 years. It's a must see during a visit to Lincoln and is breathtaking to walk around. The Cathedral is a two minute walk from the cottage, and can be seen from the front bedroom window.
Built by William the Conqueror during the 11th century, Lincoln Castle is a magnificent medieval castle that could easily entertain the family for half a day.
Walk the full circumference of the walls for brilliant views of the Cathedral and Lincoln city. Inside the walls is a victorian prison, now a museum, which offers a unique insight into what it might have been like to be a prisoner in the late 1800s.
The Castle is also home to the Magna Carta, one of only four originals written in 1215 which shaped the course of history. The Magna Carta is stored in a subterranean vault (only viewable at certain times of the year) that features a 210 degree cinema showing the story of King John and the barons.
Visit www.lincolncastle.com for more details.
THE STEEP HILL
This cobbled street was voted Britain’s Great Street in 2012, a just honour given its character. Lined with independent shops, quaint pubs, tea rooms and restaurants the options for a much needed rest are plentiful.
Stretching from the Cathedral Quarter to Lincoln High Street it makes for a great entrance to a district that has all of the typical high street stores if you’re in the need of anything.