Reach North of Lincoln
Explore beyond the boundaries of the cathedral city

English villages, market towns, and aviation heritage.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Reach North of Lincoln
Explore beyond the boundaries of the cathedral city

English villages, market towns, and aviation heritage.

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North of Lincoln

North of of Lincoln you'll find a wealth of lovely villages surrounded by countryside and the three market towns of Gainsborough, Caistor, and Market Rasen.

The countryside north of Lincoln has rich aviation heritage, and a trail is available for those interested in the history of flight in the district. Contact the West Lindsey Tourism Team or call 01427 676666 for a copy of the aviation brochure.

The district is home to the famous ‘Red Arrows’, the RAF’s aerobatic team, who are based at RAF Scampton - where the famous Dambuster raid squadron were stationed.

GAINSBOROUGH

A 30 minute drive from Lincoln on the banks of the River Trent and on the most westerly edge of Lincolnshire, bordering Nottinghamshire.

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, which is a must-see for history hunters. Thriving markets are held in Gainsborough town centre and, in the award winning shopping centre Marshall’s Yard, there is a regular Farmers’ Market.

Gainsborough Town Centre weekly markets: Tuesday and Saturday.

Marshall's Yard Farmers' Market: 2nd Saturday of each month

CAISTOR

A 40 minute drive from Lincoln and nestling on a hillside at the northern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

This lovely Roman market town is a ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town and is on the Viking Way with 56 listed buildings in the centre.

Weekly Town Centre market: Saturdays.

MARKET RASEN

A 30 minute drive from Lincoln standing on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds - a bustling market town with interesting independent shops for you to investigate.

Famous for having the only racecourse in Lincolnshire, it also has ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status with great walks and trails around the town and surrounding area - including Willingham Woods.

Weekly Town Centre Markets: Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Things To Do
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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Astra Antiques Centre

Astra Antiques Centre

One of largest independent Antique Centre’s in the country based on the site of RAF Hemswell, north of Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses

A rescue centre which is home to more than 350 horses, ponies, and donkeys ready for you to meet.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Brightwater Gardens

Brightwater Gardens

Eight acres of beautiful gardens north of Lincoln, including seasonal gardens through the year.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Historical Hall of Fame

March 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Historical Hall of Fame

A selection of iconic costumes from historical films and television in exhibition at the 15th century manor house Gainsborough Old Hall.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bastion in the Air - WWI Airfield

April 5, 2018 to September 24, 2018
All Day
RAF Scampton
Bastion in the Air - WWI Airfield

Discover Lincolnshire's First World War aviation heritage by viewing the re-creation of a Royal Flying Corps Airfield in the historic Dambusters' hangar at RAF Scampton.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Lincolnshire Show 2018

June 20, 2018 to June 21, 2018
8:00am to 6:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Show 2018

A celebration of all things Lincolnshire including agriculture, heritage, food and drink, and, especially for 2018, the RAF.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Pistons in the Park 2018

June 30, 2018 to July 1, 2018
10:00am to 6:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Pistons in the Park 2018

An eclectic mix of the icons of transport from across the generations at the Lincolnshire Showground - a family event set to be the largest motoring festival in Lincolnshire, one definitely not to be missed!

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Little Mix

July 20, 2018
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Little Mix

The world's biggest girl band bring their 'Summer Hits Tour 2018' to the Lincolnshire Showground.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Hemswell 1940s Weekend

July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Hemswell Antiques Centres
Hemswell 1940s Weekend

FREE

A fun weekend filled with nostalgia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force at Hemswell Antiques Centres.

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Places To Stay
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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Barn Cottage

Barn Cottage

Relax, unwind and enjoy these old converted barn stables dating back two hundred years and sympathetically restored for a self-catering holiday to remember.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bridleway Bed & Breakfast

Bridleway Bed & Breakfast

Only half a mile from the Lincolnshire Showground, Bridleway B&B has a fantastic location; set beside an oak wood yet only five minutes to Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Canal View Bed & Breakfast

Canal View Bed & Breakfast

Award-winning Bed and Breakfast situated in the picturesque village of Saxilby, close to historic Lincoln and Burton Waters.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Dairy Barn

Dairy Barn

Luxury, award-winning barn conversion found 8 miles north of Lincoln in the heart of the traditional idyllic village of Ingham.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Glebe Farm Holiday Barns

Glebe Farm Holiday Barns

Two luxury, converted, four bedroom barns with their own private hot tub, log burners, under floor heating, and gardens each.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Kingthorpe Manor Farm

Kingthorpe Manor Farm

A 17th century Georgian house set in an idyllic country retreat with four-star accommodation and award-winning, home-grown breakfasts.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Lincolnshire Lanes

Lincolnshire Lanes

With a choice of 20 camping pitches, two log cabins, a couple of bell tents, a Romany caravan and a glamping pod, Lincolnshire Lanes offers a great stay for families and those who like it a little quieter.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Old Vicarage Cottages

Old Vicarage Cottages

Holiday cottages close to the village of Nettleham in the suburbs north of Lincoln.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Rural Roosts

Rural Roosts

Hidden amongst countryside and sheltered by the rural village of Stainfield, Rural Roosts offers high quality luxury pine lodges, ideal all year round accommodation.

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