Way back in the 1960’s the company I worked for took all its employees to London for a night out. I think I must be going senile, I don’t remember much about the night, but one thing that still stands out in my memory is the response from a London taxi driver after he asked where we were from: “Lincoln? Where’s that?” Today, when I visit other parts of our wonderful country I am often still asked the same question.
Why isn’t Lincoln on the “tourist trail” with other cities such as York, Cambridge and Bath. I believe one of our problems is lack of promotion by the major government-supported tourist organisations. For example, Visit Britain, apart from on their Lovewall Lincoln hardly gets a mention.
This map can be found on Visit Britains site:
If you know where Lincoln is you will notice a glaring ommision – Lincoln is not shown, in fact very little of the East Midlands and East Anglia are shown on the map.
Surely a search on Visit Britain’s website will produce some results.
Ah yes, two entries (this is exciting), let’s have a look. Oh, the first one is this:
That’s disappointing, at least it’s “in tact” [sic].
Anyway, let’s have a look at the second entry, it could our glorious Cathedral standing high above the lower city, glowing in the sun, or may even be Steep Hill, voted England’s Best Street. Oh …
You see the problem, “Lincoln? Where’s that”
There is so much to see in Lincoln, Here are some of the places you can visit in Lincoln