Horncastle was once “The Antiques capital of Lincolnshire”, quite apt considering the amount of this type of premises. Each shop has its own unique features, styles and prices. A feature of many an antique show, including BBC’s Bargain Hunt, there are shops that specialise in antiques, while others concentrate on timepieces, collectibles, or bric-a-brac. You never know who you might meet whilst searching for a deal. One thing is for sure, they all have plenty of choice and are well worth a look.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is a living, working landscape, with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing important habitats for rare flowers and wildlife. The Wolds were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973 following considerable local campaigning. This designation means the landscape is some of Britain’s finest countryside.
The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa, the Home of English Golf, invites you to experience their world-class golf courses and Academy, which is open to all.
Enjoy sharing their two magnificent courses – including the Hotchkin Course*, consistently rated among the world’s finest heathland golf experiences and ranked 25th in Golf World magazine’s World Top 100 Golf Courses.
Woodhall Spa prides itself on catering fully for the needs of all our guests and will give you the warmest of welcomes and fine hospitality, whether you’re enjoying a golf break with friends, or simply in the area with your clubs.
The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum that was set up over 20 years ago. It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during World War Two. It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existence.
They feel that Bomber Command has never been given the recognition that it deserves and see it as their job to educate both old and young as to the acts of heroism and dedication shown by Bomber Command throughout the Second World War.
RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is the Royal Air Force’s Southern Typhoon Main Operating Base, home to two front line, combat ready squadrons. Housing the 3(Fighter) Squadron and XI Squadron, the Typhoon OCU, 29 (Reserve) Squadron, and 41 (Reserve) Test & Evaluation Squadron, which comprises both Typhoon and Tornado elements. Coningsby also hosts the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, guardians of the Royal Air Force’s heritage.
Royal Air Force Coningsby has the most diverse selection of aircraft operating from its airfield, operating every type of current RAF fast jet. Together with the historic aircraft of the world famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight much of the history of the RAF in the last 70 years can be seen in the skies over Coningsby.
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