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Lincoln Loves Kids So Much, Our Girls Couldn’t Wait to Return…

Lincoln Loves Kids So Much, Our Girls Couldn’t Wait to Return…

So as our UK Cities tour draws to a close, we’ve seen nearly 10 UK Cities in just under a month…. but which one caught our eyes the most? Well, there’s no doubt Exeter’s outdoor adventures were a favourite, or London’s attractions… but the one that we felt was best set up for children was Lincoln.

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So if you’ve missed any of our previous posts on this wonderful city of Lincoln in the centre of England, then click the button below to take you straight to our previous articles… If you’ve never been then grab a second to read about a city that dates back to Roman times in AD48.

A vibrant, family friendly city with Cathedrals, Castles, Museums and the brilliant ‘Stokes Tea Room‘ or ‘Burton Road Chippy‘!!! It’s even been voted in the ‘Top 10 UK City Breaks’ by The Telegraph!

So with Libby grasping her new Pipity Activity Case, we headed back into Lincoln’s Castle so she could take a few notes as we walked the impressive castle walls (complete with interactive audio guide) .Interestingly, Lincoln Castle has been a centre of justice for the city for many years and even has a working Crown Court within the castle walls close to the Victorian Prison.
Thankfully we were fortunate to get a guided tour (at 11am) of the site from a fantastic guide who told us factual and anecdotal stories that enthused both girls. From the origins of ‘ Money for Old Rope’ to “Hangers On’ (both related to hangings in the city). And who knew that the travel agents ‘Thomas Cook’ were known to put on transport to see the hangings…..!!!! But in truth the tour wasn’t just about the ‘gore/blood’ of the castles history, it also focused on the life of city folk over the ages and finished with the romantic story of Queen Eleanor’s Cross. It’s well worth starting any visit with a tour… before you head off to explore it under your own steam!
From the city walls, you can see the impressive cathedral rising imperiously above this county of contrasts… full of miles of coastline, picturesque countryside and historical cobbled streets! It really does paint a picture of historical significance – not just to the Romans, but also the Danish in the 9th Century who revived the city until the Norman’s arrived to build Lincoln Castle!

 

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so where did we park the bus for the night?

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Richard

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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