17 December 2018
Today we took Sarah into Lincoln to explore the Cathedral quarter of the city. This is the olde worlde part of Lincoln with a very steep, cobbled street leading down to the lower level; the castle and cathedral are both perched up high on a hill overlooking the city. The sun was shining but it was freezing cold so our first visit was a tea room for hot drinks and toasted tea cakes.
We admired the Cathedral from the outside, it’s an awesome building, seems more imposing than Salisbury and Wells. We didn’t go inside, we had somewhere else in mind to visit. We made our way down Steep Hill, admiring the enticing independent and artisan shops until we passed under the old archway and into the main shopping area. We headed straight for Thor’s Bar, a temporary Viking themed bar set in a tepee. We sat in front of the fire pit and drank hot cider, just what we needed on such a cold day. I didn’t see any Vikings though.
Climbing back up the hill was hard work. We considered visiting the castle but it was going to be very cold wandering around the ramparts so we decided we would do that on another day. Time to get home to Rick and a cup of tea.