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The county of Lincolnshire contains some of the most stunning countryside, around the fens and the wolds, designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The south east coastal region contains many attractive seaside resorts, all boasting long sandy beaches.

The land around Holland in the south-east is low-lying, flat Fen country. Further north, is the undulating country of the Lincolnshire wolds. In the west, a long, narrow ridge of high ground begins near Grantham and runs north through Lincoln, towards the Humber Estuary.

'A very paradise and a heaven for the beauty and delight thereof.'

William of Malmesbury (1080/1095), "The Fens"

County Town:

Lincoln - distance from London: 145 miles (233 km)

Nearby Counties:

Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire.

Train Operators:

East Coast

Nearest Airports:

East Midlands / Humberside

Major Roads:

A1, A15, A16

Highest point:

Normanby-le-Wold, 584 feet (178 m)


Ancholme, Bain, Brant, Glen, Trent, Welland, Witham, Steeping

County Flower:

Common Dog-violet

Local Delicacies:

Plum Bread - a fruity yeasted tea bread typically served with cheese.
Lincolnshire Sausage - pork, seasoned with cayenne and sea salt.

Places to Visit in Lincolnshire

Alford Manor House | Belton House | Boston Stump | Crowland Abbey | Doddington Old Hall | Gainsborough Old Hall | Grimsthorpe Castle | Harrington Hall | Lincoln Castle | Lincoln Cathedral | Tattershall Castle | Waltham Windmill

Towns and Villages in Lincolnshire

Boston, Bourne, Cleethorpes, Crowland, Grantham, Grimsby, Lincoln, Skegness, Spalding, Stamford, Louth, Mablethorpe

History of Lincolnshire

First recorded in 1016 as Lincolnescire. The Brittonic origin of the county town is Lindon, meaning a lake (Ilyn). The Romans later named the place colonia; meaning a colony or settlement for retired soldiers. The local English condensed the name Lindum colonia to make Lincoln.

Map of Lincolnshire

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