There are many places to visit in Lincolnshire, one being the historic capital of the county, Lincoln.
As you approach, the city, crowned by its magnificent cathedral, seems to grow out of the flat lands surrounding it.
The main Ring road gives excellent access to whichever side of the city you need to enter by. Once there, the visitor will find there is so much to see and do – aside from shopping, eating out or visiting a friendly pub, there are plenty of interesting historical sites well worth a look.
If you are looking for places to visit in Lincolnshire one place not to miss is the cathedral is most definitely worth seeing, as is nearby Lincoln Castle. William the Conqueror built the original Lincoln Castle in 1068 in the south- west corner of the then crumbling Roman walls at the top of the hill. While the castle has been besieged several times over the years, in 900 years it has been used as a court and a prison.
Steep Hill in Lincoln
Visitors can also enjoy a boat trip on the river Witham and the Fossdyke Roman canal around historic Lincoln. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is the county’s largest museum of social history, and the Jews House on Steep Hill, now a restaurant, is amongst the finest example of early architecture in the country.
Places to visit also include the popular family amusement attractions at seaside resorts Cleethorpes, Skegness, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards and Mablethorpe, a trip along the magnificent coastline is well worth the effort. You can stop off at sleepy towns and hamlets, or drive through the Wolds, with its fine market towns and its popularity for walking and cycling activities.
Or perhaps you might consider visiting one of the many antique centres dotted around the county for which it has become world-renown. There are also many heritage sites of interest throughout the county.
Lincolnshire also has a very strong RAF heritage, and many of the airfields are world famous - the Red Arrows are based at RAF Scampton near Lincoln, and the famous 617 Squadron - the Dambusters - were first formed at RAF Scampton. It was from here that Wing Commander Guy Gibson, in Operation Chastise, led the attack on the dams in the Ruhr Valley during World War II.
The fishing port of Grimsby is in the North East of the county, and while the fishing fleets are not what they once were, the legacy and heritage of this major industry is still very much in evidence.
A trip to Hessle and the banks of the Humber River means a look at the very impressive and fifth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, the Humber Bridge, which connects North Lincolnshire to the East Riding of Yorkshire. Remember to take your camera!
Other interesting locations include Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, the house where Isaac Newton worked, is managed by the National Trust and is one of their conservation, heritage and learning sites. Fans of literature can also racing the roots of Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate, who was born in Somersby. And for nature lovers, the South east of the county is predominantly fenland, giving homes to many species of bird.