This medium sized county, with an area of 2,274 square miles, lies to the north of the region known as Anglia and to the south of Yorkshire and located as such has much in common with it's neighbours.
The city of Lincoln is, of course, the administrative centre of the county with the resort of Skegness and the town of Grantham being the only other main towns of note. Following the re-drawing of boundaries in 1974 Lincolnshire lost the towns of Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes to the newly formed Humberside.
As the names of it's towns and villages suggests Lincolnshire was one of the areas most heavily influenced by the Danes and the Vikings on their many incursions into post-Roman Britain.
Famous people who originate from Lincolnshire include the former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher (who came from Grantham) and the famous 17th Century scientist and discoverer of gravity, Sir Isaac Newton.
Places to Visit
Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Aubourn Hall, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Baysgarth House Museum, Humberside
Belton House Park And Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Doddington Hall, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Fulbeck Hall, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln