Soaring Gothic glory: from 1088 onwards Lincoln Cathedral has been a beacon of sublime devotion and stunning architecture attracting visitors from around the world.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle: A 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.
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 : 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.
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.
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 …
There is certainly no shortage of options to consider. Personally, I’d especially like to check out the Cogglesford Mill 🙂
Cheers Samuel Cogglesford Mill is delightfully quirky – as is Michael 🙂 Bought some of their flour and it made delicious bread.
Zoe this is a great piece about Lincoln and Lincolnshire – you have captured so much here and described everything so vividly. I love the ‘Dusty Miller’ photo and the donkeys on the beach capture Lincolnshire’s coast perfectly!
Thanks for sharing some of your fav places with me Emma – hope to return next year for some more quirky delights 😉