As I have finally finished my first year of university, I have finally begun to enjoy the summer of. My friend Rachel invited me up to visit her in Lincoln (where she is at university), and in addition to a good catch up, this was the perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of this city.
- Building commenced in 1088, completed in 1092
- Lincoln Cathedral was considered the worlds highest building for nearly 240 years, following the Pyramids of Giza
- The third biggest cathedral in Britain (after St. Pauls and York Minister)
- Lincoln Cathedral did have 3 spires, which have now been lost
- Holds a copy of the Magna Carta, signed by King John in 1215 to ensure the well being and human rights of the people in England, disregarding the intentions of the King.
As soon as I saw this building I was memorised – this made exploring Lincoln so worth it. Considering how long ago this was built, the intricacy of the stonework was truly beautiful. The best thing about seeing it in person was the ability to see the sheer magnitude of the building, establishing its place as one of the greatest historical landmarks in Britain.
- The name comes from the gradient of the hill, which is 14%
- Built by the Romans
When looking at Steep Hill, the initial feeling is “oh God” as you know the inevitability of either walking up or down it. I must have looked like such a tourist, hanging onto the rails for dear life, trying not to trip on the cobbled path. The most amusing thing is the ease locals have with the pathway, as it is not a challenge at all.
Medieval Bishop’s Palace
- Built in the late 12th century
- Showed the power of Bishops during the Medieval period
- Damaged during the Civil War (1639) and never fully restored
Although this was shut to the public when I visited due to conservation, it was still lovely to see the remains of this palace. Even though the full palace no longer exists, the palace still shows the importance religion had in England, and Europe at the time.
- The arch considered to be “the most haunted place in Lincoln”
- Important road in the 12th century, linked medieval suburbs together
- In the 1600s, many of the cathedral cleaners lived in the cottages alongside these stairs
After spending the day exploring Lincoln, I can definitely understand why it is such a beautiful tourist attraction and would love to visit again, making a trip to also visit Lincoln Castle and anywhere else I have missed as there is a lot to see.
Credit to my friend Rachel for her stunning photos of Lincoln, if you would like to see more feel free to visit her pages: