Have a look around Horncastle
Though Horncastle is well-known for its active antiques trade, there's much more to this ancient town in the heart of Lincolnshire. Its markets, held every Thursday and Saturday, are one of the best places around to find delectable Lincolnshire produce like plumbread and poacher cheese. The ancient Roman walls of the town can still be seen, and the King's Head pub is one of the few remaining mud and stud construction buildings.
Be wowed by the Wolds
Just north of Horncastle, you can explore one of Britain's most stunning natural areas: the Lincolnshire Wolds. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wolds served as a major inspiration to Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of Britain's most significant poets. Aside from Horncastle, charming towns such as Caistor, Woodhall Spa, and Market Rasen (known for its pretty racecourse) blend seamlessly with the great outdoors, with homely pubs to accommodate cyclists and walkers.
Stand on the site of Bolingbroke Castle
Just outside the village of Old Bolingbroke, the hexagonal remains of Bolingbroke Castle are an interesting testament to Lincolnshire's turbulent past. Built in the 13th century, it was the birthplace of Henry IV, and also served as a royalist garrison during the English Civil War, eventually being besieged by parliament. It's just off the southern edge of the Wolds, and there's a friendly local pub in the Nearby village.
Planning a trip to Horncastle? Travelodge Lincoln Thorpe on the Hill Hotel is 50 minutes away by car, as is Travelodge Sleaford Hotel.