The perfect place to explore the county's historic towns & Cities
The county of Lincolnshire is rich with towns and cities dating back to Roman times with plenty to see and do.
Spalding – With surrounding countryside once described as ‘Mondrian fields of peas, tulip bulbs and potatoes, sliced up by long, straight, grey-watered dykes, drawing the eye to infinity’, Spalding is known as the Heart of the Fens. Famous for its bulb industry and home to the famous Tulip Parade (1959-2013), the town has enjoyed close links to the Netherlands. Situated just 7 miles from Quadring Fen, Spalding features 18th century townhouses and views of the River Welland.
Stamford – Described as pretty, unspoiled, picturesque and quaint, Stamford is an excellent place for a day trip. Situated sedately on the banks of the River Welland, Stamford is a myriad of hidden courtyards, narrow alleyways and fine 18th and 19th century buildings. Perfect for the history and architecture buffs alike, Stamford has many independent shops to browse and a host of interesting book shops.
Lincoln – The city of Lincoln is the county town of Lincolnshire and home to the 12th century cathedral which stands atop the city and can be seen for miles across the county. Neighbouring the cathedral is the medieval castle, housing an original copy of The Magna Carta. Definitely a city of two halves, Lincoln is split into ‘Uphill’ (the cathedral quarter) and ‘Downhill’ which encompasses the main shopping area. The two areas are linked by the aptly named Steep Hill, voted ‘Britain’s Best Street’, which is lined with boutique shops, artisan eateries and one-off shops and is definitely worth the climb!
Woodhall Spa – Woodhall Spa is a thriving village with much for the visitor to see and do. A 19th century spa town, Woodhall is home to the Dambusters Memorial which commemorates 617 Squadron, and is host to the annual 1940s Festival. Also worth a visit is the Kinema in the Woods, a quaint and charming cinema that dates back to the roaring 20s and which is the only fully functioning UK cinema to still use back projection. Those who are lucky enough to view a film in Screen One, will experience the magnificent Compton Kinestra organ!
Peterborough – Just a short journey across the border into Cambridgeshire will bring you to the city of Peterborough and its stunning 900 year old Norman cathedral with its grand Gothic facade. Dating back to Roman times, Peterborough offers a balance of modern facilities and amenities, with heritage attractions and country walks.
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With plenty to see and do around Lincolnshire it’s the perfect holiday destination with a wide range of activities.
Located in the East Midlands, Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England, second only to Yorkshire. Offering a diversity of landscapes, Lincolnshire is the home of vast skies and rich farming land to the south of the county and miles of golden beaches to the east. Add to the mix a host of historical towns such as Stamford, and the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln, and you begin to get a feel for this glorious county.