Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Day Out in Lincoln
Lincoln is a "typically English" county town - a Cathedral city with cobbled streets, medieval architecture, a castle and lots of interesting nooks and crannies! The well-preserved ancient streets and architecture make it popular with film crews - the Cathedral was actually used as a set for The Da Vinci Code (as a double for Westminster Cathedral). We lunched at a pub-cum-tea-room on the aptly named "Steep Hill" on the way up to the Cathedral (when Daddy first warned us about the climb we didn't believe him. After pushing the pram up the 45-degree slope we conceded he may not have been exaggerating after all!).
The Norman castle houses one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, and - Joanna asked where it was the Magna Carta was signed, and Daddy piped up "at the bottom", and was so pleased with his own wit that he was doubled over in fits of laughter for about twenty minutes! (We eventually established that it was in Runnymede).