Sunday, March 25, 2018

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend: Lincoln, Torksey, Marton, and Retford and Gainsborough Garden Centre

A visit to Lincoln today with Siobhan, my support worker. This weekend has been Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2018 when many tourist attractions in Lincoln and across the county had free admission.

We visited the cathedral and the castle grounds which are free to enter anyhow, and the Bishops' Palace, which usually charges an entrance fee.

We left Lincoln at about two o'clock and the plan was to call on the way back at Torksey Lock to look at the boats moored at the marina and have cream teas at the cafe. Unfortunately both parking areas were full and so we continued driving until we reached Torksey village where we had a short roadside stop for me to take photographs of the church. I was very disappointed with the church here, apart from the tower the entire building has been rendered with concrete...absolutely horrid!

A few miles further on at Marton  the church is much better to look at...and photograph.

We finally got to have our cream teas at the cafe at Retford and Gainsborough Garden Centre at Beckingham; very reasonable prices and pleasant surroundings.

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