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oasis in the middle of nowhere
Lincoln in General
Member Name: scorchedearth
Lincoln in General
Date: 05/02/01, updated on 05/02/01 (60 review reads)
Advantages: plenty to do and see
Disadvantages: A long drive back to the world
I lived in Lincoln for over a year. If you want to leave your troubles behind, pack a bag and head for Lincoln. Honestly,it worked for me, firstly because it is a great place for the touristy kind of things and secondly it is plonked roughly in the middle of nowhere. If you come from one of the big urban conurbations, as I do, you will be amazed to find that there is a city in the UK where you can drive for only five minutes and be out in the countryside, where it is properly dark.....and very flat indeed.
There isn't much of a night life, but if you stick to the city centre, the majority of pubs are friendly and trouble free, thanks in part to the extensive CCTV network.
If shopping is your thing, then you will not be disappointed, all the essentials, plus the tourist shops along the long, pedestrianised high street, which is always astoundingly clean and tidy.
Tidyness is one of the fantastic things about Lincoln. I was amazed at the regularity with which our street was swept by the council, and dismayed, but not surprised to find they knocked that off as soon as the tourist season ended.
So much to see in such a small city, a fantastic cathederal, great galleries, castle, roman ruins. Get yourself a tourist guide and work your way through it, there is so much history in Lincoln the minor attractions will not disappoint, two that spring to mind are the toy museum, and the Lawns centre ( fantastic on a summers day, you may catch a brass band or other event)
One thing to watch out for in the Lincoln area is the traffic. It is by far the scariest place in Britain to be a motorist, or pedestrian. Be warned, keep your wits about you at all times, and never expect anyone to indicate. You'll understand the reason for this when you see the "my other car's a tractor" sticker in the windows.
I am confident that whatever your age or taste, you will find at least two weeks worth of amusement in Lincol
n. If you are considering a British holiday, and a bit of sand and an amusement arcade just aren't your bag, give Lincoln a go, you won't regret it.
If you are going there to live, the houses are cheap, but the wages aren't good. If you are going there to the uni, you'll love it. But if you come from a busy city, you may start to feel marooned among all that countryside.