Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; the Village Limits Restaurant, Woodhall Spa is an Unexpected Little Gem!!!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; on a warm sunny day this restaurant was an inviting ‘watering hole’ for a quick drink before walking into the metropolis of Woodhall Spa’s 1940’s weekend.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states this quick drink soon turned into a very pleasant Sunday lunch and a bottle of wine. The food was good and well presented, the ‘Village Limits’ was very clean and tidy.  It also caters for accommodation to the rear which the stable-like accommodation units are pleasantly nestled into the surrounding trees.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; I can highly recommend this place whether for a drink a meal or a stopover. It is also within walking distance of Woodhall Spa village centre.


Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; Olé Olé Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Lincoln

A Country-Style Ambience in the Middle of the City!!!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; a quirky little restaurant situated in the Bailgate with a beautiful al-fresco garden area, to the rear.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; we arrived on a Saturday evening to find the place heaving; full of life and clearly the ‘place to be’!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; it is situated on the Bailgate within walking distance to all the best restaurants, bars, Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and the Steep Hill leading down into Lincoln City centre.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; we can highly recommend this establishment, either for a drink or a meal in its beautiful surroundings, you will not be disappointed.




Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; Bail House & Mews, Lincoln

An Unexpected Surprise!!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; if I didn’t know better you would have thought you were staying out in the country with its cute and quaint cobbled street mews entrance from the rear, with a private car park situated past the outbuildings which are self-catering, along the green shrubbery York stoned pathway to the Reception, all of which looks very welcoming and friendly.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; the rooms are well proportioned and contain 4 four poster beds, antiques to die for with a nice relaxing self-serve drinks area in a welcoming lounge area.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; there is a Tapas bar next door where you can go for a quiet drink or your morning breakfast which I understand is part of the accommodation.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Bail House is situated in the heart of Lincoln’s ‘West End’ on the Bailgate which is in the area of Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and Steep Hill.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; we could not have wished for a better location on our one night stopover to attend the ‘Billy Ocean’ concert at Lincoln Castle.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; I highly recommend this establishment. It is clean and tidy and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

One of England’s Most Perfect Remaining Castles!!!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on the incredible setting to host the ‘Billy Ocean/Heather Small’ concert in Lincoln Castle’s grounds.  We estimated about 3,500 people attended the concert although we were told the figure was closer to 5,000.  It was a great evening in an historic location steeped in history.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; William the Conqueror built Lincoln Castle on the old pre-existing site of a Roman fortress.  It is unique being one of only two castles in the country which had two moats and also being on the top of a hill.  You are also able to walk around the perimeter of the wall which gives excellent views of the city, Lincoln Cathedral and the surrounding area and countryside.

 Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; it has been extended extensively over a period of time from its original timber structure which of course is now replaced with stone.  In recent years it has now become the secure home of the Magna Carta, one of only four in the world and most recently was used as a film location for many productions but most notably, ITV’s television series; Downton Abbey.



Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports on; Steep Hill, Lincoln

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; it is Better To Start At The Top & Walk Down Rather Than The Other Way Around!!!

Steep Hill is exactly a narrow quaint cobbled steep hill starting between Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral at the end of the Bailgate and finishing at the bottom next to the ‘Strait’ where there is an abundance of refreshing bars for that worthwhile drink.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; of course, if you are going the opposite way you will probably need a drink at the bottom to help you climb the 260 metre walk to the top!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; the narrow cobbled streets are littered with quaint medieval shops, selling anything from Russian dolls to household trinkets; refreshing tea houses to tapas bars; ex-RAF military aircraft; bygones to unusual antiques; you name it, you will find it!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Lincoln Steep Hill has to be in your tourist list together with Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.