The John Dawber Gardens

The castle gates remain closed until 10 o’clock so after breakfast and checking out of the hotel we visited a small garden next to the lawns. By the time we had finished in the garden it was still to early for the gates to be open so we took the long way round to visit the Russian Doll shop and a second hand book shop, only to find that the shops didn’t open until 11 o’clock. I did however manage to replace the wash bag I had ruined due to leaving my shampoo bottle open on our journey to Lincoln.

National Civil War Museum

We didn’t want to wait until 11 so we made our way back to the car, through the castle grounds. We then said goodbye to Lincoln and set off towards Newark to visit the National Civil War Museum, which we found very interesting. After visiting the museum Mr C set off into town in search of a cook shop which we failed to find. This left us with time to visit the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene which we found to be quite stunning inside. After the visit it was time to return home to unpack before getting ready to go out for an evening meal to celebrate our anniversary.

Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

As it was a Monday night not many places were open so we went to a local pub carvery where I chose turkey which was delicious. After the meal we returned home to enjoy a glass of champagne on the patio in the warm evening air, watching the sun go down. A perfect end to a lovely weekend.


14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 22nd 2016

14 Responses to “Lincoln – Day Three”

  1. lisl says:

    What a lovely way to celebrate, Cherie

  2. Oh did you see the Chinese garden?!
    You have to visit Suzhou in China.
    It is a World Heritage Site of classical Chinese gardens. :)
    I was there in 1998!!! Ha

  3. Ginnie says:

    Happy anniversary, Cherry. And many, many more…in spite of the heartbreak I’m feeling right now in hearing Britain has chosen to LEAVE the EU. :(

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank You Ginnie :-)

      British people LOVE Europe, but are unhappy about the un-elected Elite in Brussels calling all the shots. The EU has become unstable (financially) and on the verge of collapse, it needs reforming.

      Things will be bumpy for a while but I think in the long run Britain’s exit (and the fall out consequences) will provide the rethink that is necessary to reform EU.

  4. Amfortas says:

    Anniversary well spent, my dear. The Spire is inspiring.

  5. Happy anniversary! It looks as though you had an idyllic time. Love your shots of Lincoln, a city I haven’t visited enough, and the Civil War Museum is one that’s been on my list ever since I heard it was planned!

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you :-)

      Lincoln is well worth a visit. If you choose to stay I would recommend looking for a hotel at the top of the hill, in the old part of town.

  6. Ayush says:

    i love the bottle with the cork image, CP and the oriental gate.

  7. James Higham says:

    Yes, it does seem a lovely way to do it.