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Saturday, 29 April 2017

A Visit to Lincoln Castle


What could be more fun than a visit to a real castle? A few weeks ago Larry and I visited Lincoln castle, which is in the vicinity of Lincoln Cathedral, see previous post.

It would be impossible to do the castle and its history justice in a short blog post so I link here to the website where you can read about it more comprehensively. Do take a look in case you ever get to visit.

We didn't know what to expect as there has been recent refurbishment of the castle especially the castle walk, whereby you can ascend to the top of the wall by the battlements and walk around the whole castle, which gives spectacular views of Lincoln itself. Larry is not keen on heights and I had a sore knee that day so we viewed the walk from below, but for those less elderly it would be extremely entertaining.


This position atop a very steep escarpment has been a strategic vantage point right back to when the Romans invaded Britain and beyond, but this particular castle was built on the command of William 1 (William the Conqueror) in Norman times. William came over in 1066 with his army of Normans and slay King Harold following which he became King and ruled over Britain for 21 years and is known for building many beautiful churches and several castles. The Normans, being Christian, were also responsible for establishing Christianity amongst the pagan people of this island.


It really does feel safe between the castle walls. Whilst we were there we could imagine what it must have been like to live in such a place.





A rare picture of Larry and me together.  We were just admiring the courthouse building when a kindly police sergeant happened along and offered to take a picture of us together. We were grateful to him.


4 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful castle !
    One of the most magical memories for me, was living at the foot of Chepstow Castle, built in that same Norman era of 1066AD.
    You are both looking well, those grandchildren are keeping you fit :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  2. I haven't been to Chepstow (yet) Jo, but it is on our bucket list.
    It was cold the day we visited Lincoln Castle, but we did some walking and so soon warmed up.

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  3. I've never lost my childhood delight in the idea of CASTLES! And you in England are surrounded by them.

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  4. I love castles and visited quite a few in the UK ; thanks for this tour. How nice to see the photo of you two together.

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