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Discover the City of Lincoln
in Lincolnshire, England by Joan Lawrence
Lincolnshire Self-Catering Options
|The city of Lincoln is a
two-hour train ride from London by taking the train from Kings Cross Station
to Peterborough and then the train to Lincoln. The main tourist attractions
are located in the old quarter or a short distance away within walking
distance of each other. The traveller can take a taxi to the many over-night
accommodations near the main attractions and then not get in a car again
until ready to leave Lincoln.
The history of Lincoln, the
capital city of Lincolnshire, goes back almost 2,000 years. The Romans
established a stronghold in AD48 by building a fortress high on a hill
overlooking Brayford Pool. Many Roman ruins are visible in and near the
In 1068 William the Conqueror
ordered a castle to be built on the same hill as the Roman fortress and
then in 1072 he ordered the building of the cathedral next to it. These
two structures remain today. Lincoln Cathedral was used in the filming
of The Da Vinci Code. One of the four remaining signed copies of the Magna
Carta is housed in Lincoln Castle. Tours are available for both the castle
and the cathedral.
On the south side of Lincoln
Cathedral is the Bishop's Palace built in the 12th century. Even though
the palace is in ruins, the grandeur of the past can still be seen.
The streets of Steep Hill
and Bailgate offer specialist shops and many medieval buildings. The Jew's
House and Jew's Court are believed to have been built in the late twelfth
century. The Jew's House is currently part of a restaurant.
|Located on the same hill
are The Collections and Usher Gallery where the tourist can see art collections,
artefacts from Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Viking, and medieval times. A five-minute
walk from the cathedral is The Museum of Lincolnshire Life. The museum
houses social history collections which includes a working Victorian kitchen,
agricultural machinery, and behind the museum Ellis Mill. The windmill
was built in 1798 and still grinds flour.
Some of the hotels in the
old quarter are interesting historically as well. The Duke William Hotel
dates from the 1680's. Richard II stayed in The White Hart Hotel in 1387.
The White Hart is rumoured to be haunted. Both of these hotels have been
At the bottom of Steep Hill
is the Brayford Pool waterfront. The Brayford Poole is formed by a widening
of the River Witham. The Romans used it for a port when they transported
goods down the River Witham and River Trent. It is lined with pubs, shops,
and restaurants. The Poole is populated with swans and ducks and is used
as a marina for pleasure craft.
Lincoln is well known for
its Christmas Market. With 300 stalls, vendors dressed in period costume,
and Christmas music provided by both carollers and bands, it gives a Charles
Dickins feel to the festivities. After dark the cathedral and castle are
lit up with floodlights and the cathedral has a huge Christmas tree in
front of it.
The historic market towns
of Boston, Spalding, Stamford, and Louth are a short drive from Lincoln.
The Lincolnshire coast with its miles of sandy beaches is an easy day trip
from Lincoln. Also nearby, the Lincolnshire Wolds is a great place for
hiking and cycling.
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SELF-CATERING OPTIONS IN LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM:
for more self-catering options in Lincolnshire, UK and other locations
Catering Cottage Lincolnshire (Ref: 72541)
Self catering cottage
in Peterborough, United Kingdom
In the grounds of 18th Century
Watermill and Main House, This Coach House has an Idyllic setting with
spectacular views. The river runs into a large Mill Pond, private fishing
in unfished waters both in the Mill pond and the river, with Chub, Pike,
Perch and Carp in abundance. Birdlife is spectacular from Kingfishers to
Owls and kites. Comfortable, quality accommodation. On the ground
Floor wc and well fitted kitchen, on the first floor one Main Bedroom with
very spacious en suite/main Bathroom, Spacious Lounge with Dining area.
Table and Chairs outside for dining in the summer months. Barbecue facilities
available. Sleeps 3.
Catering Watermill Lincolnshire (Ref: 72196)
Self catering country
house in Peterborough, United Kingdom
18th century converted watermill.
Idyllic setting with spectacular views. The river runs into a large Mill
Pond, private fishing in unfished waters both in the Mill pond and the
river, with Chub, Pike, Perch and Carp in abundance. Birdlife is spectacular
from Kingfishers to Owls and kites. The sound of running waters give an
air of peaceful calm that outshines any spa. Paddocks available if you
want to bring your horse. First class accomodation, 3 spacious Bedrooms
all with televisions. One ensuite. Large luxurious family bathroom. Large
lounge area, reading area and well equipped kitchen. Top floor is a recreational
area and also houses a double sofa bed, again very spacious. Sleepsa 8.
Self catering house in
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
This well appointed, 3 bedroom
house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, its decked garden is perfect for watching
the river with its barges and wildlife. It is just a short walk from the
town centre, weekly market and the new Marshalls Yard shopping centre.
We have recently been inspected by the Tourist Board and awarded four stars.
The house has full gas central heating and hot water, wired in fire detectors
and a toilet on each floor. The price includes electricity, heating, hot
water, bed linen and towels. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room
with WC. Comfortable sitting room with DAB stereo, TV, DVD, video, digibox
and has French doors overlooking the river. Double bedroom, bunkbed
bedroom, bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Sleeps 6.