Magna Carta In Lincoln
Those of you with a developed interest in English history will undoubtedly be aware of the upcoming Magna Carta in Lincoln
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the world famous Magna Carta. Originally sealed by King John, this document has been deemed as essential to the development of British law. It set clear limits upon regal powers and established a sense of democracy throughout the kingdom. Essential restrictions were placed upon the levying of taxes and the rules that could be established by royal figures. The Magna Carta was also a clear inspiration for the formation of the US Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It’s great significance will be highlighted during a number of events in Lincoln over the next few months.
Fascinating Historical Exhibits
One of the remaining four copies of the Magna Carta was immediately transferred to Lincoln after being sealed by King John in 1215. It is jointly owned by the Cathedral and Castle. However, the famous document has recently been showcased at international venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston America and the National Library in London. £22m has been invested into the development of a secure underground vault at Lincoln Castle in readiness for the return of the Magna Carta in April. Enthusiastic tourists and local historians are looking forward to seeing the original document beside the Charter of the Forest. It will also be possible to watch a fascinating film about the history of the Magna Carta on a grand wide-screen cinema in the underground vault.
Celebrating The Magna Carta
It is thought that Magna Carta showcase will have an extremely positive effect upon tourism in Lincolnshire. People are expected to travel from far and wide to view the great document and further their knowledge of Lincoln’s history. They will have the opportunity to purchase reasonably priced tickets for access to the Cathedral and Castle. There will be specially organised tours of the castle walls and Victorian Prison. A recreated Anglo Saxon skull and might sarcophagus will also be on display. The old Archbishop of Canterbury and Governor of the Bank of England will be holding fascinating talks about the contribution of the Magna Carta. Visitors may even take the opportunity to head out on picturesque walks along the historic trail from Langton by Wragby to the historic heart of Lincoln.
Boosting Lincoln’s Profile
This is set to be one of the most exciting years in Lincoln’s recent history. The Magna Carta will undoubtedly be the main attraction. However, it is hoped that visitors will take the chance to try out some of the highly popular activities and attend major local events in the local area. Emma Tatlow, Visit Lincoln Partnership Manager has said ‘There’s more new and exciting activities taking place in 2015, including the construction of the new International Bomber Command Centre and memorial on Canwick Hill, and the British National Cycling Championships in June, being held in Lincoln.’ So, there’s every reason to book accommodation at the Gables Guest House and enjoy such spectacular occasions in our great city!
Lincoln Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal is a popular cultural venue situated in the heart of Lincoln city. It was constructed in 1893 under the guidance of the reputable theatre architects, Bertie Crewe and W.G.R Sprague. However, the success of this cultural venue allowed for the development of an updated frontage, foyer and visitor lounge in 1907. The theatre has retained its traditional appeal, due in large part to the work of local volunteers and cultural workers.
It’s worth pointing out that the Theatre Royal has faced stiff competition from alternative venues such as the Drill Hall and Engine Shed in recent times. However, the successful ID Entertainment Group opted to register for management in 2009. The owners of this cultural organisation have invested a considerable amount of money and booked a number of big name acts over the last few years. Visitors have continued to enjoy the music, comedy and drama at this intimate venue.
Notable Theatre Productions
The managers are quite confident that the Theatre Royal will enjoy continued success throughout 2014 and beyond. They have organised a fantastic selection of acts to satisfy visitors of different ages and tastes. Singers from the Formations Motown Group will be performing popular hits by Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye during a special concert on the 14th of June. You might also be excited to hear that the Ultimate Genesis tribute group will be playing famous tunes such as the 11th Earl of Mar, Firth of Fifth and Los Endos on the 28th of June.
If you fancy a little drama during a weekend in Lincoln then it would be worth booking tickets to see the thrilling Design for Murder. Alternatively you may take the opportunity to see the gothic Carmilla on the 3rd or 4th of July. The calendar year will be rounded off with a festive pantomime performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. You might be tempted to enjoy the wonderful evening of entertainment after picking up a bargain or two at the Lincoln Christmas market.
A Guarantee Of Evening Entertainment
Those of you fancy a drink and a chat at the end of the evening may well be keen to visit the theatre bar. You’ll be able to take your choice from a variety of traditional cocktails and draught beers. Alternatively you might like to visit popular local pubs such as Ye Olde Inne and Jolly Brewer. Just remember to designate a driver for the return journey to the Gables Guest House!
Boat Trips in Lincoln, Lincoln Bed and Breakfast
Lincoln Bed and Breakfast, fancy a different look at the city, why not try taking it in via the waterways?
Lincoln Boat Trips http://lincolnboattrips.co.uk/ offer an hour long guided canal trip on board the Brayford Belle, complete with a commentary that informs tourists of the history of the city. The trips run from Easter to the end of September seven days a week, and at weekends during October.
The boat itself is a double decker with ample space for passengers, and a canopy on the top deck. There lower deck is fully heated and there is a bar on board that sells the typical selection of refreshments. Continue reading
Birds Animals and Otters Woodside Wildlife & Falconry Park
Whilst staying at your Lincoln bed and Breakfast the Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park http://www.woodsidefalconry.com is the ideal attraction for those of you who are fascinated by nature. This highly popular wildlife centre is situated five miles East of Lincoln, right next to Newball Wood. It is home to multicoloured macaws, mischievous meerkats and wild wolves. There are also a variety of activities and educational exhibits for teeny tots and excitable teenagers. Here’s some more information about the wonderful attractions:
Whisby Nature Park & Natural World Centre
If you’re keen to experience Lincolnshire’s amazing natural diversity whilst staying at your Lincoln bed and breakfast then it would be worth scheduling a trip to the Whisby nature park. https://www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk This visitor centre is effectively maintained by dedicated members of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. They invest considerable time and effort to ensure the preservation of the wildlife habitats and the accessibility of the nature trails. The addition of the award winning natural world centre has been integral to the continued popularity of this visitor attraction. Continue reading
Lincoln Engine Shed
You might be aware that there are a wide variety of live performance centres in Lincoln. The Lincoln Engine Shed http://www.engineshed.co.uk plays host to top musicians and comedians regularly showcase their talents at venues such as the Drill Hall and the Café Portico. However, the Lincoln Engine Shed is widely regarded as the Cathedral City’s premier entertainment venue and is a must visit when staying at your bed and breakfast in Lincoln The Gables Guest House http://www.gablesguesthouse.com We’ll outline the architectural development and performance highlights in this blog. Continue reading