…Good Friday

The Old Palace Hotel - Blue Room

We set off on our journey on time and the traffic was mostly kind to us. As usual when it was time for lunch there was a dearth of places to stop off for lunch. We eventually came across a farm shop just outside Lincoln where they had a nice selection of sandwiches. After lunch we made our way into Lincoln and headed for our hotel (The Old Palace). There was a last minute bit of confusion and no sign post highlighting the whereabouts of the hotel. We eventually found the hotel tucked away through an archway. Luckily the room had just become available when we arrived. This meant we were able to check in and take our cases up to the luxurious room with window seats and a view of Lincoln Cathedral.

St Hugh's Chapel

St Hugh's Chapel

As we were leaving the hotel in order to explore Lincoln a member of the hotel staff said hello to us as we were trying to find the exit.  He told us about the garden room where breakfast is served and also about St Hugh’s Chapel which is attached to the hotel. The chapel was built in the Victorian era as a private place of worship for the Bishop of Lincoln. The hotel itself was formerly Bishops palace and part of the building is still in use (as offices) by the current Bishop.

Lincoln Cathedral

As we set off the weather took a turn for the worse and it started to drizzle with rain which lasted for the rest of the day. This had the effect of making the stone on the Cathedral look rather drab and grey and the turrets were partially hidden in mist. We walked around the castle area and browsed in a couple of bookshops before visiting a tea shop for afternoon tea. I was tempted to have a slice of Lemon Easter Cake which was topped with chocolate mini eggs. The waitress service was a bit chaotic but the cake was delicious ;-) Afterwards we made our way back towards the hotel to freshen up before dinner. Along the way we stopped off to visit the Cathedral in between the Good Friday services. On entering the Cathedral I was struck by its immense size!

The White Hart Hotel

We dined in The White Hart Hotel and by the time we had finished our meal it had stopped raining so I didn’t need my umbrella as we walked to a nearby pub for a nightcap before returning to the hotel for the evening.

Lincoln Cathedral

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 8th 2015

14 Responses to “Lincoln – Day One…”

  1. Astrid says:

    Great set of pictures here. Too bad the weather was not totally cooperating. Love the night view of the Cathedral. erm…. wonder what the waitress did or did not do…with her chaotic service. ;)

    • CherryPie says:

      The chaotic service… Our waitress decided to help a waitress that was serving another table. She sliced the cake (including a piece for me), managing to drop one piece causing her to giggle. She put the pieces ready to be served and the other waitress picked them up including the piece that was mine and took it to her customers. My waitress then went charging after her to retrieve the slice of cake.

      The bills were never at the counter when the customers were ready to pay and to top it off one of the waitresses managed to tip cutlery over me just as we were about to leave…

  2. Ha ha… Guess where did I go at the end?!
    No, not Jersey!
    It’s Margate! Ha ha :)

  3. Amfortas says:

    Lincoln in the rain. Hey, that’s par for the course and just look how clean and fresh it makes the place look. :) Some fine pictures Cherie and a pleasant account of the hotel and sights too.

    • CherryPie says:

      Luckily it stopped raining :-) And the sun put its hat on after the Easter Morning service ;-)

      I am glad you enjoyed the virtual journey of day one in Lincoln.

  4. Anne says:

    Thanks for sharing this CherryPie and so glad to read that you had a good time. I have not been to Lincoln but I have been to Lincolnshire once. It was very strange to us as it was like we were in a time warp.. we had stepped back in time.. Not exactly sure where we went , we were going to a party. We unfortunately didn’t have a good place to stay , in fact it was awful .. but hey ho we live and learn. I look forward to reading more posts :-) take care Anne

    • CherryPie says:

      This was my first visit to Lincoln. We enjoyed it but left feeling we had seen most of what we wanted to see. So although I would visit again, it is not top of the list ;-)

  5. Wow that is a luxurious hotel room and a stunning cathedral especially at night all lit up.

  6. J_on_tour says:

    The hotel room looks amazing … and up to your usual standard :-)
    I remember passing The White Hart on the enforced clockwise tour of the Christmas Market and it’s nice for me to see the Cathedral view and gate without the Christmas hat stall to the left :-)

    • CherryPie says:

      I do have a thing about hotel rooms :-) It is of the criteria when choosing a place to stay and these days the internet makes it so easy ;-)

      The market stalls were there obscuring the gate over the weekend so I only managed a rainy un-obscured shot ;-)