Gainsborough Old HallVisit West Lindsey - north of Lincoln.Plan a short break and visit Gainsborough, Caistor and Market Rasen. Enjoy beautiful countryside, shopping, heritage or a day at the races.
TealbyBeautiful villagesEnjoy wandering around peaceful villages, visit farm shops to buy local foods and enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many tearooms
Visit Marshall Yard for great shoppingMajor stores, clothing, florists, everyday shopping and don't forget to make time to stop for a coffee
Horse racingThere's more to enjoy than the beautiful countrysideEnjoy a day at the races, or take the family to enjoy a day on a farm - there's something for everyone

Countryside north of Lincoln

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Escape to the country... blow away those cobwebs and experience a slower pace of life. Wrapped around Lincoln like a shawl of green lie miles of open countryside there's a feeling of space, a sense of openness here.

Gainsborough Old Hall

To the north of the city you'll find beautiful scenery and villages that deserve to be on the front of chocolate box lids. Find yourself a world away from the stresses of everyday life as the space and beauty of Lincolnshire works its idyllic charm. Discover the north of Lincolnshire and enjoy the countryside. Visit the Garden House at Saxby, it's a garden of the 21st century which has traditional elements of design but is innovative and aware of the environment.

Enjoy the waterways of this part of Lincolnshire and watch the wildlife at Torksey Lock where the River Trent meets the peaceful Fossdyke Canal.
But there's more to the area than beautiful countryside. Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the country’s best preserved medieval manor houses. It has a magnificent Great Hall at its centre and boasts one of the best preserved examples of a late medieval kitchen in England.

If you like a faster pace of like, enjoy a day at the races at Market Rasen Racecourse, or take it easy and visit Bransby Home of Rest for Horses to see hundreds of horses, ponies and donkeys enjoying a loving home.

Retail therapy can be found at Gainsborough’s Marshall's Yard where there is on site parking and a good range of shops ranging from clothing, florists and household goods. Hemswell Antiques Centre brings together Europe’s largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antiques, collectables and antique furniture.

There are three main market towns in the West Lindsey which fall in the area Countryside north of Lincoln and northern part of the Wolds.



Market Rasen


Food & Drink



Marshalls Yard

Getting Here

How to get to North Lincolnshire

Tourist Information

Contact the nearest information centre

Brigg Tourist Information Centre

Tel: 01652 657053

Gainsborough Information

Tel: 01427 676666


Parks and gardens to visit


Enjoy the countryside of North Lincolnshire and visit the parks and gardens open to the public.

Visit the Garden House at Saxby, it's a garden of the 21st century which has traditional elements of design but is innovative and aware of the environment.


Waterways in North Lincolnshire

Logo for Canals and Rivers Trust

Explore the waterways of North Lincolnshire - walk along the towpaths of canals, explore locks or sit and eat a meal overlooking the river.

See the website for the Canals and Rivers Trust

Download an information sheet for Torksey Lock written by the Canals and Rivers Trust