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 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 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. You can discover the area’s fascinating history in the West Lindsey Aviation Heritage Trail.

You’ll find a diverse landscape from historic market towns to the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds. There’s something for everyone to enjoy from walking and cycling to spending the day shopping or sitting back and relaxing in the many eateries on offer.

GAINSBOROUGH

Just 30 minutes’ drive from Lincoln on the banks of the River Trent, lies the market town of Gainsborough; on the most westerly edge of Lincolnshire.

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, which is a must-see for history hunters. The town’s history dates back to the late 18 th Century and is detailed through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre. You can also find arts and entertainment at Trinity Arts Centre, the town’s unique theatre and picture house, located in a Grade II listed church built in 1841-3.

Thriving markets are held in the 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 one of three Lincolnshire Wolds ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns and is also on the Viking Way. The town has 56 listed buildings in the centre, most dating from the Georgian and Victorian periods which would delight any architecture enthusiast.

Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday and is also the location of a renovated Methodist Chapel, now called Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, where the local library and heritage timeline sit alongside a cafe where lovely food, cake and drinks are served daily.

Weekly Town Centre market: Saturdays.

Nearby you can find the villages of Nettleton, with its Ironstone mining history, Claxby, with its vineyard and Grasby with its lovely All Saints church.

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.

Market Rasen has rich heritage and stories surrounding the town which is brought to life in a virtual tour. Nearby the villages of Tealby, described as the most charming village, has the Kings Head pub, the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire; and Walesby, home of All Saints 'Ramblers' Church. This iconic medieval church stands in solitary dignity overlooking the village on the Viking Way. The view from the church is quite spectacular and inside is a beautiful stained glass window, depicting walkers and cyclists.

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

Things To Do
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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses

A rescue centre which is home to more than 400 horses, ponies, and donkeys ready for you to meet.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Ferry Ales Brewery

Ferry Ales Brewery

A five barrel micro brewery near Fiskerton, Lincoln, with on site shop and offering brewery tours.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Experience the heritage of Gainsborough with period displays of life in the 1940s and beyond.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre 2018

November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre 2018

FREE

Visit Gainsborough Old Hall for one of the country's leading craft fayres set out in the beautiful manor house, where the traditions of Victorian Christmas will kick off your festive season.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Real Christmas at Rand Farm Park

November 24, 2018 to December 23, 2018
10:00am to 6:00pm
Rand Farm Park
Real Christmas at Rand Farm Park

Experience a magical family Christmas experience at Rand Farm Park with an enchanted forest, Gingerbread Land, and Father Christmas himself.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

A mix of delicious local produce, gift stalls and workshops make the Food and Gift fair at the Lincolnshire Showground the best way to kick start your Christmas preparations.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses Christmas Fayre

December 8, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses Christmas Fayre

FREE

A great day out for the whole family including Christmas shopping, the chance to meet horses, ponies, and donkeys, and even Santa himself.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Snowdrops and Winter Walk 2019

February 15, 2019 to March 10, 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Brightwater Gardens
Snowdrops and Winter Walk 2019

More than 100,000 snowdrops along with crocus and winter iris create a winter walk through the gardens and woodland of Brightwater Gardens.

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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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