Lincoln Journals

Lincolnshire selection

A travel journal to Lincoln by davidx

Quote: The bridge used to be in Humberside which was in my work area. I am more devoted to my home county of Yorkshire but these selections [and no doubt others] make a trip South a good idea sometimes.

Lincolnshire selection

Overview

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Lincoln is one of England's lovely Cathedral cities and worth at least half a day of anybody's time. Horncastle is an antiques centre - a small town with five [?] antique shops. Boston is an interestingly sited town with a curious church and would justify more than the cursory visit I was able to give it when working there one day for a colleague. The two entries at the North end are rather special. The Humber Bridge may well be the finest in England. Certainly the Humber is the widest stretch of water other than the Wash [south of Boston]. Lastly the entry on the saxon church will be short but it is a little historical gem.Quick Tips: Skegness and Cleethorpes on the coast...Read More

Bull Hotel

Hotel

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The price given above is for a single room. Others come in the next bracket. The hotel claims that Oliver cromwell came there to rest after a rare thrashing in a battle. This would have been the 17th century and the Inn itself is possibly older still. They do mediaeval banquets in the Banquetting Hall which is also the breakfast room.

The bedrooms are modern enough anyway - en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and TV.

The small town of Horncastle is an ideal place to stay as it claims to be the 'antique centre of Lincolnshire' with several quality antique shops. This really is quite a bargain.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Bull Hotel
Bull Ring, Horncastle
Lincolnshire, England LN9 5HU
44 (0) 1507 523331

The Humber Bridge

Attraction

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This is a stunning sight and I am afraid I cannot lay my hand on a photo at the moment. It makes it well worth your while to travel over to the East for a break, perhaps in lovely Beverley, not too far from the north side of the bridge, as you head northward. Obviously I have not measured it and the statistics here come from the bridge website: http://www.humberbridge.co.uk/ It is a suspension bridge with a main span 1,410 metres long and side spans of 280 meters and 530 meters respectively, North and South. There is 30 meters clearance over high water and a tower height of 155.5 meters. Prior to the building of the bridge, traffic between, for instance, Hull and Grimsby had to go mil...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

The Humber Bridge
Ferriby Road, Hessle
Lincoln, England HU13 0JG
01482-647161

Barton Church

Attraction | "Architectural gem"

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Barton upon Humber is almost like a suburb of Hull, except that it is on the wrong side of the rather expensive Humber Bridge. It is a pleasant enough but perfectly ordinary little town - except for St Peter's Church which is a pleasant enough and ordinary little church - except for its West tower which is an absolute delight. There is clearly an architectural break between the lower part of the tower, whose Anglo-Saxon origin is clear enough to anyone who knows anything at all, and the top part [belfry] which is clearly newer though still very old. I could not have dated this top part to the end of the 11th century with any confidence although I am sure the judgement that it must be dated to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Barton Church
upon Humber
Lincoln, England

Lincoln Cathedral

Attraction | "The Cathedral City of Lincoln"

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Lincoln will not be on a very convenient route to anywhere and you will certainly not happen upon it. This means that many holiday makers go speeding up the M1 or even the A1, much nearer, without making the time and effort to go out there. This may be thought necessary but in the process they are missing out on a very fine city. Lincoln's history predates the Romans and it was not until the 3rd century AD that the Roman settlement of Lindum was established there. The Normans took less time in deciding on a major centre here. A castle was built shortly after the conquest and the cathedral was started in the 1070s. This is a wonderful building, one of England's three largest and wit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Lincoln Cathedral
The Deanery 12 Eastgate
Lincoln, England LN2 1PX
+44 (1522) 544-544

St. Botolph's Church/The Stump

Attraction | "Historic sights in Boston"

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The name of Boston now inevitably suggests somewhere a long way from here, but this should in itself give Boston some interest. I am afraid I only had time for a whirlwind trip round and I should much like to have more time there. The building which proclaims its presence most strongly is St Botolph's Church, better known as 'The Boston Stump.' It is the largest parish church in England and, building was started in the early 14th century. The huge tower, reaching 272 feet, was added in the following two centuries. I imagine the 'Stump' is a sort of joke in view of its height, although it does look a bit as though there should be a bit more at the top. This is part of its appeal. Anyt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

St. Botolph's Church/The Stump
Church Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6NW
01205 354670