Lincoln – a great day out

publication date: Jan 27, 2014
author/source: Anne Coates

lincoln catherdralWe began our day at Lincoln Cathedral, a magnificent building  that has been a place of worship for over one thousand years. Pick up the free guide/map as you pay the admission and make your own pilgrimage through this fabulous edifice.

There are some fabulous stained glass windows including two "Rose" windows in the transepts. You can also walk round the quadrangle and go up into the belfry. Lincoln Cathedral's recent claim to fame was as a stunt double for Westminster Abbey in the film of The Da Vinci Code.

From the cathedral we walked down to The Usher Gallery which has a collection a=of fine and decorative arts as well as playing host to contemproary art exhibitions. Running until 30 March, 2014 is the Modern Masters: Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol.

Just opposite is The Collection where the archaeology gallery takes visitors on a journey through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages before exploring the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras. The Collection also has a play area for younger children and a designated area for babies. Stokes Cafe at the Collection is a great place for families to eat especially their celebrated filled pancakes.

Both the Usher Gallery and The Collection are free to enter and the shops have lots of interesting merchandise whcih mmake good presents and mementoes.

All public areas of the Usher Gallery and The Collection are fully accessible and a buggy park and public lockers are available.

This is just a taster of what to do in Lincoln for a great day out. For more information go to visitLincoln.