This was an impromptu trip. Our friends from Singapore told us that they were going to Lincoln just a couple of days before they arrived. We have never been to Lincoln so it was nice to visit a new town with the company of friends from home 🙂 It was very heartwarming to see familiar faces.
Taking the rail to Lincoln was an experience in itself!!! Trains were usual from York but we had to change to another train at Newark North Gate Station to get to Lincoln. The second train was one of the smallest we have seen. It only had one carriage!! Sure made us doubt if we we going in the right direction (We checked the timeboards loads of time before feeling confident to board that train). On our way back, we had to stop at Newark Castle station and walk 20mins to Newark North Gate Station to catch the train back to York (Thank god for GPS!!). Route planning from the national rail can be weird. But we enjoyed ourselves in Lincoln 🙂
Streets of Lincoln
Castle Market/ Lincoln Castle
We didn’t go into the castle
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
We were taken back in time in this museum where it showcases the social history of the livelihood in Lincoln from the 1750s till present. The evolution of the locomotive, military weapons, agriculture and industrial revolution that shaped the present day. (Plus it’s free entry!!)
We found out that the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment was training with the Guhkas in Singapore back in 1955!! This was after the second world war and before the British pulled out of Singapore.
Ellis windmill (It actually runs and you can buy freshly milled flour if the wind is strong enough!!) but it only opens on weekends.
Sunset in Lincoln