Having taken in the exterior of Lincoln Cathedral yesterday evening Kevin and I decided to return there today to see its interior. We spent the morning exploring, starting off in the nave where they were holding an engineering exhibition, complete with three cars - a truly surreal sight inside! We also booked ourselves onto a tour of the Cathedral's central tower. This involved climbing no less than 338 steps up a series of spiral staircases, some of which were incredibly narrow and steep - certainly not a tour suited to anyone who suffers from vertigo or claustrophobia. We took a brief stop in the clock room before ascending to the bell room where we were lucky enough to hear Great Tom, the Cathedral's biggest bell, chime midday. It was absolutely deafening but well worth the effort. However, the highlight was the view from the roof of the tower which was our reward for climbing the final batch of steps. We were lucky enough to be visiting on yet another sunny day and it was possible to see for miles. After a slow descent, from which my knees are still recovering, we collapsed in a nearby coffee shop for lunch before heading down the very aptly named Steep Hill to explore the rest of the city. What a day!
The high spots of Lincoln
by Helen Hooker May. 27, 2013 5781 views