Lincoln is a historic city with museums, art galleries, shops and restaurants. The Brayford pool has numerous bars and restaurants and the old quarter of the city (including Steep Hill) has a fascinating mix of architecture from the ancient and modern.
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around.
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Lincoln Castle: by Norman times, Lincoln was the third city of the realm in prosperity and importance. In 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle on a site occupied since Roman times. For 900 years the castle was used as a court and prison with many being executed on the ramparts. Many original features still remain and the wall walks provide visitors with magnificent views of the Cathedral, the City of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside. link to website
The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. This award-winning Yorkshire family attraction is home to 40 sharks and over 3,500 fish. The dramatic building designed by Sir Terry Farrell is located in Hull on the Humber Estuary, just an hour from the cottage.
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Fishing Heritage Centre
Is a multi-award winning museum recreating Grimsby's maritime history. The tour includes a recreation of a 1950s voyage to fishing grounds, through the ship, with authentic aromas and moving deck, and scenes from the street and home life of old Grimsby. The museum also holds a collection of historic vessels in the adjacent dock. link to website
Hemswell Antiques Centre
The largest antiques centre in Europe...
brings together Europe's largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antiques, collectables and antique furniture. Within three separate buildings you will find around 300 display areas, which will keep you enthralled for hours. link to website
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
The BBMF offers a unique partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire County Council and provides the public with a gateway to the home of the BBMF at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. It offers them the opportunity to see the Flight’s historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition. Link to website.
The Lincolnshire Show Link to website
Lincolnshire Tourism Website
Full of useful information about Lincolnshire and the Wolds. Well worth a look to help plan your visit. Link to website
Market Rasen Races Link to website
Market Rasen Golf
Local Market Towns
The market towns of Market Rasen, Louth, Horncastle and Brigg are close by. Louth and Brigg hold regular Farmer's Markets. Information about these locations can be found on the Visit Lincolnshire website.