Tuesday, 2 June 2015

visit a historical place

Day 2 of my '90 days of summer posts; visit a historical place.  We always like to visit places with history whenever we can, but especially in the summer when it is warmer. It's fun to learn about new places, explore and try new delicacies. This weekend we visited the beautiful city of Lincoln, a place I never get bored of, to look round the castle and its surroundings.

This is Lincoln cathedral. How majestic it looks and can be seen for miles around. I cannot stress how awesome this building is. It stands 83 metres tall and dates back to the 11th century. It never fails to impress me with its grandeur and poise and its overwhelming presence. I could quite happily stand and stare at it for hours. This is the cathedral that was used in the Tom Hanks film The Da Vinci Code.

We didn't realise when we set out for the day that the city was holding a 1940's weekend which was such a lovely surprise. I loved every minute of the day, seeing the city decorated for the occasion, people dressed up in 1940's outfits and a fly past by a 1940's Dakota plane.

Steep hill is so named because of the gradient of the hill and can be difficult to climb up and down. You normally see people having a rest halfway up, but there are lots of lovely coffee shops to stop in and have coffee and cake or afternoon tea.

Everyone was so lovely and friendly and quite happy for us to take pictures of them. I think they all look wonderful and they all looked like they were having so much fun. 

This is the view we had while eating our picnic lunch; one of my favourite places to sit and people watch. Today we saw a lovely wedding being photographed and people dressed up in their 1940's finery. 

The castle was constructed in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and is still used today as the Crown Court. You can walk around the walls which provide a magnificent view of the cathedral, the city and the surrounding countryside. 

I highly recommend a day trip or a weekend visit to Lincoln especially if you manage to see an event like this while you are there. Who knows; next year you might see me dressed up too!

Have a great day lovelies.

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