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Lincolnshire – Birthplace to Sir Isaac Newton and Pork pies
Lincolnshire is a county in the east of England that is heavily involved in agriculture, producing large quantities of wheat, barley, sugar beet, oilseed rape and many of the more common vegetables like cabbages, cauliflowers, and onions.
The county is famous for producing a number of different foods, but especially Lincolnshire sausages, Haslet and Pork pies (which are very tasty when purchased from local shops).
Lincolnshire also has connections with many famous people, such as Sir Isaac Newton, King Henry IV of England, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Margaret Thatcher (Baroness Thatcher), Jennifer Saunders, Jim Broadbent and many others.
It is perhaps fair to say that Lincolnshire has retained many of the features commonly seen in other counties in England in the past, especially in the villages.
Reasons to visit Lincolnshire
The locally produced products are worth the visit, but there are many other attractions of interest. There are a number of castles such as the ruins of Bolingbroke Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle (more of a country house), the impressive Lincoln Castle (11th century), Somerton Castle and Tattershall Castle. You can also find many Manor Houses, Halls and Abbeys.
Other places worth considering are the Alford Windmill, Alkborough Turf Maze (5th or 12th century), Fantasy Island (amusement park), Grimsby Dock Tower (a famous maritime landmark), Heckington Windmill (the only 8-sailed tower windmill still standing in the UK), Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Lincolnshire Wolds (steam) Railway, Pleasure Island (theme park), The Humber Bridge (single-span suspension bridge), The Wash and Whisby Nature Park.
Entertainment and Dining in Lincolnshire
Plenty of entertainment available (night and day) and no shortage of places to eat, such as The Tower Restaurant in Lincoln, Figs in Cleethorpes and The Place in Barton-upon-Humber.
Accommodation in Lincolnshire
There is a huge selection of Guest Houses, B&Bs, Self-Catering apartments, caravans and camping sites. A good selection of hotels to suit all budgets, like The Quorn Hotel in Skegness, Hickman Hill Hotel in Gainsborough and the Holiday Inn Express in Lincoln.