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Holidays in Horncastle

A traditional market town with close links to Lincoln

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River Bain, Horncastle by Paul Stainthorp - CC BY-SA 2.0

Horncastle's traditional and laid-back approach to daily life makes it the perfect place for a holiday.

Its position on the southern fringes of the Lincolnshire Wolds means you're close to the tranquility and tapestry of pathways interwoven amongst one of the country's most beautiful Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst its close proximity to the city of Lincoln lends it to being a town that offers the best of both worlds.

The beautiful buildings dating back hundreds of years lend themselves to the historic legacy of Horncastle, some of which hold more unique secrets than others. The Kings Head, known to locals as 'The Thatch' due to its roofing, is one of the few remaining pubs in the country that was originally built using the mud and stud construction method. It also makes for a fantastic destination to head for a drink, whether that's by the roaring fire in winter or the glorious garden in the summer.

The King’s Head by Stephen McKay - CC BY-SA 2.0

Antiques also have an affinity with the town; multiple shops in Horncastle house lucrative items and sought after goods making it a popular location to head for those with an interest in one-off, rare treasures. Horncastle has also frequently been referred to in the past as the 'best antiques town'.

It would be wrong to visit the town and not experience one of the weekly markets that it is famed for. Every Thursday and Saturday, stallholders set up and sell their wares to happy customers, ensuring the community spirit and jovial atmosphere of the region is kept well alive.

"You're close to the tranquility and tapestry of pathways."

A must-visit is the farmers market, where you can ensure you pick up fresh, home-grown goods from some of the best local producers in Lincolnshire.

Dine out with a difference in a truly stunning setting at Thai Dining and Riverside Grill. The combination of Thai and Asian food ensures a deliciously satisfying meal no matter what the occasion, whilst the ambience is perfectly suited to a romantic meal whether seated indoors within the intimate dining space, or outside on the decking overlooking the idyllic surrounding landscape.

Horncastle's location just a short drive east of Lincoln makes it ideal for a day out to explore the city, where there is a multitude of shops, cafés and attractions to keep you busy.

While you’re there

The Kings Head

A fantastic pub serving up great food, an array of drinks and an historic legacy.

Farmer's market

Local, home-grown produce showcased at a bustling town market.

Thai Dining and Riverside Grill

Phenomenal Thai and Asian cuisine served in a beautiful restaurant by the river.

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