The historic city Lincoln is only 7 miles away with its marina, restaurants, pubs, shops and numerous historic sites The impressive medieval cathedral (used as a location during filming of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and for the coronation scenes in ‘Young Victoria’) dominates the city skyline.
A short distance away is Lincoln Castle which houses one of only four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta. Around the cathedral and castle are excellent shopping facilities, notably Steep Hill which boasts numerous independent and quirky shops selling Lincolnshire produce, second-hand books, craft items, fine wines, teas and coffees, good food and traditional sweets to name but a few. It’s quite a climb but there is a bus shuttle if you’re feeling less energetic!
Lincoln Christmas Market
Lincoln also offers, on the first weekend in December every year (6-9th December 2012), the medieval quarter is packed with international and local stalls for Lincoln’s famous Christmas Market – well worth booking in advance for.
A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time and stroll along the cobbles the cultural quarter of the city. The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market.
Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city and the traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 250 stalls nestled with in the medieval square and surrounding area.
Lincoln Christmas Market has developed dramatically since it began as the UK’s first German-style traditional market with just 11 stalls. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family.
Ghost Tours, Theatre, Art Gallerys and Boat Trips
Ghost and historic tours of the city are available regularly, most often with no need to book ahead www.lincolnhistorywalks.co.uk
‘The Collection’, a state of the art museum and art gallery with FREE admission and restaurant and a shop
Or take a relaxing boat trip along the river and stop off at the river side public house of The Pywipe with Lincoln Boat Trips
Only 3 miles from Ingham
However hard you search, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything that matches the unique combination of facilities offered by Lincolnshire Events Centre. The site includes 205 acres of showground.
Date to be announced for 2016 The Lincolnshire County Show, this traditional county show offers a fantastic and diverse range of activities and entertainment for the whole family.
So much to do and only two days to do it all in, don’t miss out on the Lincolnshire Show.
From high-energy ring displays to mouth-watering delicacies in the Food Court, boutique shopping in The Mews to agricultural machinery displays and competitive show jumping to country sports, an animal petting zoo and floral displays there’s something to appeal to everyone.
Dogs Welcome! – Your dogs are welcome at Show too!
To book tickets for the show call 0845 230 5171. To become a Member call 01522 585504.
Shopping in Lincoln
The city of Lincoln is known for its excellent shopping and is a great place for active shopaholics. Everything is here and at your fingertips, including major high street and boutiques. Lincoln Shopping Guide The cobblestone streets of the Cathedral Quarter are also popular, as are the Bailgate, Eastgate and Steep Hill areas of the city, which also known for their shopping opportunities and home to traditional Victorian-style sweet shops selling nostalgic confectionary.
Lincolnshire has had a long and proud relationship with the air corps since the earliest beginnings of military flying and is famously the home of the Lancaster bombers
of the 617 Dambusters squadron based at Scampton.
For WWII enthusiasts there is also the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirby and with 80
aircraft on display, instore or under restoration, the Newark Air Museum is only 20 minutes west of us.
Add to this the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre at Coningsby
RAF Waddington, venue for the ever popular annual Waddington Airshow, is only 9 miles to the south
Only 3 miles away for those whose have interest in antiques there is the Hemswell Cliff Antique Centre. Calling itself ‘The Largest Antiques Centre in Europe’ there are over three hundred display areas spread over three buildings Numerous smaller antique and craft centers can also be found on the same site which was once a former RAF base. There are a number of cafes and restaurants on site and admission is free.
.Also popular with visitors International Antiques and Collectors Fairs held at Lincolnshire Showground and the Newark Showground,. Reputed to be Europe’s largest antiques events there are up to 4000 stalls to visit.
Other Attractions in the Area
Below are just a few attractions in the area please ask if you have anything that you would like to do, visit or just need ideas.
If you are a lover of real ales then we can thoroughly recommend a visit to the Bateman’s Brewery Visitor Centre. Bateman’s is one of the county’s oldest family breweries and is based in an old windmill at Wainfleet All Saints, to the south of Skegness. There are tours around the Victorian brewhouse and you can sample the beers at the on-site bar, eat in the very pleasant on-site restaurant and then return home with a boot full of your chosen tipple.
It is one of the furthest attractions we recommend at just over an hour’s drive but well worth it. There are too many good real ale pubs to list and a number of beer festivals held throughout the county every year. The CAMRA website is a good source of beer related information