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

Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall

One of the best preserved, timber-framed manor houses in the UK, dating to the 15th century and found in the centre of Gainsborough, north of Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Goltho Gardens

Goltho Gardens

A 4.5-acre, captivating, year-round garden found east of Lincoln, with a traditional tea shop, plant nursery, and onsite accommodation.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Hemswell Antiques Centres

Hemswell Antiques Centres

Europe's largest selection of dealers at a former RAF base, offering the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Elizabeth’s Executioner

August 25, 2018 to August 27, 2018
11:00am to 4:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Elizabeth’s Executioner

Discover the horrible history of Queen Elizabeth I's executioner at Gainsborough Old Hall.

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Citywide

Heritage Open Days 2018

September 6, 2018 to September 16, 2018
All Day
Heritage Open Days 2018

FREE

Celebrate Lincolnshire's local heritage with free entry, tours, and activities in historic attractions across Lincoln city and countryside.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

The Motorhome Show Season Finale

September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
9:30am to 5:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
The Motorhome Show Season Finale

A huge showcase of more than 400 different new and used motorhomes, 2019 previews, and live entertainment at the Lincolnshire Showground.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Asters and Autumn Colour 2018

September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Brightwater Gardens
Asters and Autumn Colour 2018

A special opportunity to enjoy Brightwater Gardens with the rich colours of early Autumn.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Gainsborough Old Hall Beer Festival 2018

October 11, 2018 to October 13, 2018
12:00pm to 10:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough Old Hall Beer Festival 2018

FREE

The annual three-day CAMRA beer festival in the Great Hall of a the unique 15th century manor house, north of Lincoln.

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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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Places To Stay
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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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21-30 miles from Lincoln

Treetops Cottages & Spa

Treetops Cottages & Spa

Luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in the picturesque, peaceful village of Grasby on the beautiful and unspoilt Lincolnshire Wolds.

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21-30 miles from Lincoln

Wolds View Touring Park

Wolds View Touring Park

Phil & Jane would like to welcome you to their adults-only, five-star Touring Park, built to a high standard to accommodate the discerning camper, delivering a holiday experience you will return to time and time again.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Ashlin Farm Barns

Ashlin Farm Barns

Luxury holiday barns in beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, only ten minutes from Lincoln.

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