The flat terrain and the Fens make Lincolnshire an interesting county to visit. Its rural isolation is a major draw as an area of unspoilt beauty. The historic city of Lincoln is best known for its cathedral with both Norman and gothic architectural styles as it dominates the landscape against the backdrop of the flat fens.
Look out for the characteristic miserichords which tell all kinds of medieval tales. The historic castle in Lincoln and the Jews House are more historic buildings in this beautiful city. Lincoln was the birthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of England’s best known poets.
Spend time at Burghley House in Lincolnshire which is a fine example of a stately home dating from Elizabethan times. With intricate cupolas and the ornate Heaven Room this is magnificent to see, as well as the dramatic Hell Staircase. Georgian Stamford is a charming town to explore with the townhouses and original medieval street plan. Stamford Museum gives an interesting history of the town.
The flat terrain of Lincolnshire makes it excellent cycling country and the river and sea location mean it has some of the best bird watching around. On the coast the seaside towns of Mablethorpe and Skegness are popular with holidaymakers for their beaches and for the amusements and entertainment in the resorts.
The towns of Spalding and Boston are known for their agricultural produce and seeds, and also bulb production for the flower trade. There are charming small towns like Bourne and Sleaford and tiny villages etched against the landscape of this mainly rural county. Many people spend time around the rivers fishing or walking along marked trails. Lincolnshire is a great place to discover the countryside and part of agricultural Britain.