Head off to somewhere different.....Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire UK is situated on the east of England between the Humber and the Wash.
Huge expanses of Its countryside and coast are still undeveloped drawing wildlife and bird watchers.
The quiet roads win many friends from the increasing number of visitors eager to
escape city life.
The slower pace of life attracts golfers, walkers and cyclists alike and It is also the perfect place
for a relaxing break.
Lincolnshire has a deep routed connection with the Heritage of England.
The capital, Lincoln dates back to Roman times over 2000 years ago whilst many
of the market towns such as Louth and Stamford still retain many fine
Georgian properties from 19th century.
There is of course much more to the county than can be described just on this page so please take a tour of this website
especially the photo tour and
attractions pages to find out more.........
Lincolnshire is the largest county in the East Midlands and is actually made up
of 3 distinct counties, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire North and North East
The capital of Lincolnshire is the city of Lincoln (pop. 90,000) which
isn't the largest population "city" in the county but with it's
outstanding cathedral and Roman walls is certainly the most majestic. The
largest populated town is Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire which is
linked with Cleethorpes and has around 160,000 inhabitants. Other towns of
note are Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire North, Boston in the south and Grantham to
Lincolnshire has some delightful market towns centred around the Lincolnshire
wolds such as Louth, Horncastle and Alford. Louth, Lincolnshire is known as the
capital of the wolds and has many splendid Georgian houses, Inns and St. James
church with the tallest church spire in England.
Other market towns include Barton and Epworth Lincolnshire north, Gainsborough
Lincolnshire west and Stamford, Spalding and Sleaford in the south.
Whilst Cleethorpes is the largest seaside town on the east coast of Lincolnshire
it isn't the most famous. That accolade surely goes to Skegness, home of the
very first Butlins holiday camp. With over 30 miles of golden sands stretching
along the east coast it's not surprising that tourists flock to these resorts
and also Mablethorpe every summer.
The county of Lincolnshire was divided up until fairly recently and Lincolnshire
North and North East Lincolnshire were combined to form South Humberside. The
county of Humberside was unpopular with residents both south and north of the
Humber and has thankfully been dissolved allowing Grimsby and Scunthorpe
citizens to proudly proclaim themselves as "Yellow Bellys" (The
nickname for Lincolnshire people).
For more information on the Lincolnshire Yellow Bellies click