Friday 16 March 2012

Stairlifts Lincoln – Lincolnshire Stairlifts

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.

Give us a call today on 01522 899769 

If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Lincoln – Stairlifts Lincolnshire

The attractive town of Lincoln is a popular tourist destination.  To give you some idea of why, 71% visit for Lincoln’s history and heritage and 60% specifically for Lincoln Cathedral.  The Cathedral is one of the finest Gothic Cathedrals in Europe; for more than 250 years it was the tallest building in the world – hard to believe in our age of sky-scraping modern buildings – that was before its wooden spire collapsed in a storm in the 16th century!

Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are pleased to add their name to the list of visitors!  We come with another purpose not to visit the Cathedral!  As representatives of all UK stairlifts we come offering a good range at fair prices for those of you in need of help with mobility up and down your stairs.

We estimate that almost 500 residents in Lincoln have already experienced the independence a stairlift can give them.  How do we know?  We keep count of these things, so know that lots of people, maybe even neighbours down your road may have one of our stairlifts.

If you’d like to be assured of your independence, please give us a call on  01522 899769 .

Lincoln Cathedral
Back to Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln’s biggest single tourist attraction.  It dates back to 1092 and was struck by a number of disasters along the way.  Its timber roof was burnt within 50 years of it being built; it was rebuilt and expanded by the Bishop but was destroyed by an earthquake within 40 years!

The Cathedral was rebuilt this time in Early English Gothic style and included some architectural advances like flying buttresses and ribbed vaulting, which allowed for larger windows.  Lincoln Cathedral claims to be the third biggest Cathedral in Britain in floor space after St Paul’s and York Minster.  The Cathedral is home to a large bell called Great Tom of Lincoln which strikes every quarter of an hour.  The Cathedral is home to 12 other bells too.

Lincoln Cathedral did hold one of the 4 remaining copies of the Magna Carta but this is now housed in Lincoln Castle.  The remaining 3 copies are held in Salisbury Cathedral and 2 at the British Library.

Lincoln Cathedral was famously used as Westminster Abbey’s location double in the film The Da Vinci Code.

The Lincoln Imp
The Lincoln Imp is a stone carving in Lincoln Cathedral that has attracted several legends.  One suggests that in the 14th century two imps – mischievous of course – were sent by Satan to do his evil work.  Causing trouble all over the North of England they ended up at Lincoln Cathedral where they proceeded to smash tables and chairs and trip up the Bishop!  An angel appeared in the Angel choir and ordered them to stop; one of the imps jumped up onto a pillar and started throwing rocks at the angel who promptly turned him to stone.  The second imp was able to make a getaway.  The stone imp is still there on top of the pillar in the Angel Choir!

Lincoln Castle
William the Conqueror is responsible for Lincoln Castle which he built on the site of an old Roman fortress.  At the time Lincoln was a town of major importance and sited at the crossing point of several important access roads.  This included the Fosse Way which linked it to Exeter and Leicester and Ermine Street which ran from London through Lincoln to York.

By the 18th and 19th century the Castle was used as a crown court and prison and hangings took place there regularly.  Public hangings actually took place in the Mural Tower which overlooks upper town.  Visitors can still stand here to catch the wonderful views or descend by ladder to dungeons where prisoners awaited their fate.

No such fate for current residents of the town; no ladder to descend either – just stairs which can be dangerous if you’re not so nimble on your feet these days.  Castle Comfort Stair Lifts supply and install a number of different types of stairlifts – straight, curved, perched and even reconditioned ones – take a look at our stairlift comparisons and stairlift prices.

Talk to us about what you need and let us assess you and your home.  We can install a straight stairlift in less than an hour or in just half a day for a tailored curved stairlift.  Contact us to find out more on  01522 899769 .

Other places of interest in Lincoln
·         Steep Hill – a medieval, cobbled lane connecting modern Lincoln to the Cathedral Quarter; many old buildings including 12th century Jews House associated with the Jewish community in medieval times.  Also takes you to the Magna Carta Pub between the Castle and the Cathedral



·         The Lawn, once a psychiatric hospital alongside Sir Joseph Banks Conservatory – a hot house with plant exhibits brought back from his travels with Captain Cook

·         Historic Roman remains around the Cathedral Quarter – i.e. the Roman East Gate, a Roman well in the walls, circles of stones in the rounds which were the original foundations of Roman pillars

·         Ellis Mill – a preserved 18th century windmill; the only remaining one of 9 which lined Lincoln Edge and milled flour for the City

Famous folk of Lincoln
There are a number of big and smaller famous folk who have connections with this medieval city:
·         Actress Kelly Adams who has appeared in Holby City and Hustle was born here

·         Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent recently seen as Dennis Thatcher in The Iron Lady and Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter was also born nearby


·         Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson was born nearby in Somersby


·         More recently poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton was born here

·         Living nearby is infamous international cricket umpire Darrel Hair who was stood down recently re a ‘ball tampering’ dispute with the Pakistan cricket team

Lincoln School educated a number of famous people including:
·         Actor John Hurt who has a long legacy of film work and recently appeared as Control in Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy and as Mr Ollivander in Harry Potter

·         The BBC’s Director General Mark Byford and broadcaster Peter Day

·         Spitfire chief test pilot Alex Henshaw

·         Sir Neville Marriner, the conductor who arranged the music for the film Amadeus

·         Broadcaster Steve Race, host of My Music for 25 years

If you think we can improve your quality of life with a stairlift then please get in touch now.  We will quote you a fair price but if you have concerns about funding the purchase, take a look at the grants available or 0% finance options.

We are happy to help you with your decision about which stairlift is right for you.  You can contact your local office on  01522 899769 .

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