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According to the Domesday book 166 Saxon homes were cleared to make way for the castle. It dominated the skyline until the Cathedral was built. An original copy of the Magna Carta is displayed in the castle prison.
I use a car park which is situated right next to the castle walls, facing the cathedral. Yesterday when I visited, the clouds were low and heavy rain was forecast.
The famous Lincoln Imp is to be found in the cathedral.
Davina and I were on a mission to buy a christening gown for baby Francesca - and Davina knew just the shop, an added bonus was the fact that there was a sale on.
We looked at every gown and eventually made our selection.
Onward, down Steep Hill ... and the siren call of the Chocolate Shop was too strong to resist ... especially as it was Davina's birthday.
Out of the chocolate shop, turn right and this is what you see....
down this aptly named hill, the gallery to the left is a superb arts and crafts centre.
This is the approach to the really steep part of the hill...it has a gradient of one in seven - and the return journey is a test of stamina and fitness.
began the trek back up Steep Hill. This is the view from near the bottom, you can see one of the cathedral towers in the distance.
Luckily the hill is packed with interesting little shops, so anyone who is finding it hard going always has an interesting shop window to examine while they catch their breath.