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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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Aviation Trail

Aviation Trail

Lincoln has a rich aviation heritage stretching from the UK's early aviation history through to the present day. Explore this hidden side of Lincoln with the Aviation Trail.

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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

Costumes from Wolf Hall

April 29, 2017 to August 28, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Costumes from Wolf Hall

An exciting exhibition of costumes from the acclaimed BBC drama at Gainsborough Old Hall.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

July 22, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
Uncle Henry’s
Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

Explore an amazing maize maze at Uncle Henry's Farm this summer - perfect for young and old to enjoy.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Kustom Kulture Blastoff

September 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017
All Day
Lincolnshire Showground
Kustom Kulture Blastoff

A Rock n Roll art show at the Lincolnshire Showground featuring the work of top artists and lots of retail stalls for you to browse.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Scampton Airshow 2017

September 9, 2017 to September 10, 2017
7:00am to 7:00pm
RAF Scampton
Scampton Airshow 2017

An exciting, two-day, family friendly airshow at RAF Scampton near Lincoln, the home of the RAF Red Arrows, with five hours of flying displays and up to 100 aircraft in attendance.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

September 24, 2017
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

FREE

A great day out for the whole family including equine demonstrations and parades, craft activities, shopping, a second hand rug and tack sale, and a delicious selection of food.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincoln Half Marathon

October 1, 2017
9:30am to 6:30pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincoln Half Marathon

A 13.1 mile road race on Lincolnshire Day, along a route including Lincoln’s most famous sights; runners will pass Lincoln Cathedral, run through the grounds of Lincoln Castle, and pass the beautiful Brayford Waterfront.

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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

Cliff Farm Cottage

Cliff Farm Cottage

Charming, spacious cottage situated on a working arable farm, 3 miles north of the historic Cathedral City of Lincoln.

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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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