“Where are you from” has been a bit of a difficult question for me to answer in the past. Due to my mum and dad’s work, I lived in several different towns before I was 17 – giving me a mixed British accent and meaning that actually I didn’t have an answer to that question.
But now, and thanks to moving to a new house just a couple of years ago, I feel very confident in calling Lincoln my home town. I’ve worked here for nearly nine years now and studied here before that, but now I also live here, it is home, and I love the place.
And of course there are our swans…
…and our level crossings…
If you’ve never been to Lincoln then you are missing out. We have a rather magnificent Cathedral and Castle overlooking the city. The Castle houses the Lincoln Magna Carta, dating back to 1215, as well as the Charter of the Forest – the only place in the world where you can see both documents together in the world. We are the UK’s favourite food spot (voted for by the public) and have “Britain’s Best Street” in Steep Hill according to Academy of Urbanism (with a gradient to match it’s name). Uphill there are a wealth of Roman and medieval features to explore. Come down Steep Hill and and we have modern shops, bars and restaurants, a great university (I have to say that), and a vibrant artistic and cultural scene. If you forget the railway line that slices the city in half and makes me consistently late for meetings and causes endless traffic jams, then Lincoln is just perfect.
If you come to the city of Lincoln then here are some of my favourite places (many of which are food related!) for you to check out:
Eskimoos – Possibly the best milkshakes in the world.
The View from St Hugh at Lincoln Cathedral
And of course don’t forget the Lincoln Christmas Market.