market towns

Market Towns and Villages

Find rich traditions and lingering memories in charming market towns full of character.

Church spires and towers, bustling market places and a rich food heritage mark out Lincolnshire towns, each offering an appealing mix of independent shopping, traditional markets and historic architecture.

While away time in the market places of Louth with its smart Georgian streets, or meander through the streets of Stamford, with so much mellow stone that it's seemingly made of honey.

Visit Grantham, where Sir Isaac Newton was schooled and Margaret Thatcher born, or Gainsborough, on the bank of the River Trent, which boasts one of England's finest medieval manor houses.

In the north, Grimsby, at the mouth of the Humber, is steeped in maritime heritage while to the south Boston is dominated by the 272ft high Boston Stump church. The tree-lined riverside town of Spalding is famous as the centre of the bulb industry and home to the Springfields Festival Gardens.

Right across Lincolnshire, our market towns offer distinct perspectives, different experiences.
Find a bargain and loose all sense of time as you wander the pretty antiques town of Horncastle while nearby Market Rasen, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, is home to one of England's most picturesque racecourses.

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