Lincoln City

Lincoln Cathedral

Soaring Gothic glory: from 1088 onwards Lincoln Cathedral has been a beacon of sublime devotion and stunning architecture attracting visitors from around the world.

Lincoln Cathedral - image Zoe Dawes

Lincoln Cathedral

Organ practice: Sublime music rumbles along the Episcopal runway, falters, stops, starts again and soars into immense grandeur.

The Forces Chapel:  Two kneeling soldiers bow their wooden heads as ancient flags droop in memorium.

Rifleman Lincoln Cathedral - image Zoe Dawes

Rifleman Lincoln Cathedral

St Hugh & The Imp:   A saint's head is venerated below a mischievous stone image.

Kathryn Swynford, wife of John Of Gaunt: The mistress of a Duke and mother of Kings sleeps eternally in a wooden shrine

Choral evensong: Rumbustuous schoolboys transform into Christmas card choristers as their voices charm the stone angels above.

Lincoln Cathedral stained glass windows - image Zoe Dawes

Lincoln Cathedral stained glass windows

The Dean's & Bishop's Eye rose windows Kaleidoscopic circles shape-shift their colours as sunlight glimmers onto the marble floor.


Brown's Pie Shop

Brown's Pie Shop by the Wig & Mitre: Lawrence of Arabia revises his magnus opus above a pie shop before popping next door for a pint.

Newport Roman archway: The tired child wails faintly as the push chair passes under an ancient archway oblivious to to the passage of time.

Table outside Castle Hotel: Plumptious olives, crunchy nuts and succulent red peppers wait patiently beside a tall glass reflecting autumn sunshine.

Magna Carta pub sign  Lincoln - image Zoe Dawees

Magna Carta pub and Cathedral

The Magna Carta at Lincoln CastleA fragile document of faintly legible script preserves our constitutional heritage secured beside a medieval prison.

Steep Hill: Quirky shops perch perpendicularly precariously along the steeply exhausting yet quaintly charming lane.

Steep Hill Lincoln - image Zoe Dawes

Steep Hill Lincoln


 Michael the Miller at Cogglesford Mill

Cogglesford Mill near Sleaford: Dusty Miller shares his passion for grinding corn within mellow stone walls smelling of slower days and freshly baked bread.

The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford: Quirky crafts mingle with cool contemporary exhibitions showcases some of the best and funkiest designers in the UK and around the world.

The Dower House by golf course, Woodhall Spa: Pringle-clad guys and smart-casual dolls discuss birdies and nibliks beside a willow-shaded Grecian temple.

Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum - image Zoe Dawes

Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum

Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum : Medieval maidens relive historic pageant next door to wartime memories in Victorian Spa town of quirky delights.

Lancaster Bomber over Petwood Hotel: The iconic plane drones overhead reliving moments in history as a wedding party chinks champagne on a moss-strewn carpet whilst WWII veterans remember a bouncing bomb in the bar.

Petwood Hotel WWII Bar - image Zoe Dawes

Petwood Hotel WWII Bar

Bracing Skegness:  Whirling amusements, dripping Ice creams, , intriguing tattoos, kiss me slowly hats, fish and chips squished into polystyrene trays, laughter all around with a shimmering sea in the distance.

Mablethorpe Beach: Donkeys amble along undulating sands transporting giggling kiddies clinging on with white knuckled joy.

Donkeys on Mablethorpe Beach

I travelled to Lincolnshire courtesy of Visit Lincoln – and must go back someday as there is so much to see and do for a quirky, curious traveller …