Lincolnshire or ‘Lincs’ as it's known by locals, is located in the East Midlands of England. Spanning 6,959 km², Lincolnshire is the second largest ceremonial county in England, divided by several geographical sub-regions, including Lincolnshire Wolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Lincolnshire Fens, and the North Sea. It is home to an estimated population of 1,087,659, with Lincoln as its most populated town and for a good reason. Full of stunning architecture (dating back to the 11th and 12 century), awe-inspiring scenery (found in Hartsholme Country Park, Boultham Park and Swanholme Lakes) and fascinating museums and galleries, Lincoln is a hubbub of rich history, beautiful countryside and fantastic culture.
Yet Lincolnshire has more to offer than its largest town, as other surrounding areas offer their own distinct character. Whether you want to visit the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, visit one of the set locations of Pride and Prejudice in Grantham, take a trip to the seaside at Skegness or get lost in the Boston woods, Lincolnshire caters to all.
Like any English county, Lincolnshire is subject to rainy spells, so if this happens on your trip don't despair - there is still plenty to do indoors. Why not discover wildlife at the Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre in Spalding or visit Skegness Aquarium? There are also many animal-free indoor attractions to explore, such as the modern archaeology museum and art gallery The Collection or the Elizabethan mansion Doddington Hall and Gardens.
Images © Cleethorpes Pier, North East Lincolnshire.