Hey guys! It was my birthday two weeks ago so as part of the celebrations I visited Lincoln for the day on Saturday with my family. For those of you who don’t know, Lincoln is in Lincolnshire which borders onto my home county Yorkshire. It is about an hour away from Hull and is another great city to visit. There is a varied shopping district, some cute independent shops, an ornate cathedral and an exciting castle. I’ve visited before for the annual Christmas market but I think you get such a different experience when you journey there purely for the city itself. I hope you enjoy reading about my experience in Lincoln!
Upon arrival, we wandered along the beautiful Brayford Wharf, a marina which housed a plethora of ships and boats. Along its front were a number of restaurants including Ask Italian which is where we had some lunch. I would definitely suggest booking in advance for any restaurant at the moment as it was really busy! I opted for a tropical fruit mocktail and a plate of carbonara pasta. Both of these were so delicious and the staff were so friendly and helpful.
After this, we meandered towards the cathedral but to get there we had to tackle Steep Hill. This famous cobbled hill has been named the fourth steepest hill in the country. A myriad of independent shops lined the streets up the hill. A couple that stood out to me were the bookshop cafe, a flower shop because I’ve really been loving flowers recently and a fudge store because our family have such a penchant for sweet food. I loved that there was a section in Lincoln for independent shops and it reminded me a bit of Humber Street in Hull and the Shambles in York.
Then, we managed to reach the top where we could see the castle on one side and the Cathedral on the other. We had decided ahead of time that it would be better to explore the castle another time when the part that was inside would actually be open. So we headed towards one of the most ornate cathedrals I have seen in my life. As some of you will know, I have a real appreciation for cathedrals because they are just so beautiful and little pieces of history in themselves. I always wonder how long it must’ve taken to build the whole thing because of the level of detail within the structure. It felt so good to finally be able to see it after spending ages imagining what it might actually look like.
Our last stop was for an ice cream and we chose Cafe Gelato mainly because it was the only one we’d found. But I’m so glad we did because the ice cream was delicious (I had Biscoff flavoured) and the cakes looked absolutely amazing. I must’ve spent a good five minutes just gazing at them! I will definitely be returning there when we visit Lincoln next.
Thank you for reading this post! Have you ever visited Lincoln? Let me know in the comments! There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull