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ABOUT HORNCASTLE

Antiques and Collectables

Horncastle is a town to wander around and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of country life, for this town has become a honey-pot for shops specialising in antiques, collectables and bric-a-brac.

Roman Wall

The Roman occupation of Horncastle is still evident here and part of the old wall can be seen in the library on Wharf Road.

Sir Joseph Banks & Captain Cook

Sir Joseph Banks, the famous explorer and botanist was born at nearby Revesby in 1743. Aged 25 he sailed with Captain Cook to the South Pacific exploring and recording wildlife.

William Marwood - Public Executioner

William Marwood was a boot and shoemaker who lived in Foundry Street, Horncastle and had his shop in Church Lane from 1855. But Marwood's claim to fame is as a Public Executioner, executing over 350 men and women with his own humane 'long drop' method of hanging through a trap door.

St. Mary's Church & the Lincolnshire Rising

The Church of St. Mary's has the 13 scythe blades said to have been used in the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536. On the South Aisle wall is a memorial to Sir Ingram Hopton who was killed at the Civil War Battle of Winceby in 1643. The Battlefield site lies near Snipedales Country Park and Nature Reserve, east of the town.

Market Place & Stanhope Memorial

In the popular Market Place stands the Stanhope Memorial. This Gothic monument commemorates the local Member of Parliament from 1885 until 1894, Edward Stanhope, Lord of the Manor.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Market Day: Thursday and Saturday

FAMOUS CONNECTIONS

Sir Joseph Banks - explorer and botanist who sailed with Captain Cook to the South Pacific.
William Marwood - Public Executioner, devised the long-drop method of hanging through a trap door.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Antique Shops
Roman Wall
King's Head (Thatched Pub)
Horncastle Canal

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS



. Lincolnshire Wolds Cycling and Walking Tours
Horncastle
Tel. 07985 372871

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<p>Meeting rooms available in a comfortable relaxing environment</p>
<p>Free exhibition space for local artists<br />
Office space to rent</p><p>Beautiful grounds, on site café and free.<br />
</p> Conference and Business Centre
Horncastle
Tel. ( 01507) 522449

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Crowders Garden Centre
Horncastle
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Horncastle Antiques Centre
Horncastle
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Horncastle Indoor Bowls Club
Horncastle
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Horncastle Squash, Snooker Club & Jacky's Gym
Horncastle
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Horncastle Swimming Pool
Horncastle
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Snipe Dales Country Park
Horncastle

Whizkidz
Horncastle
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LOCAL ACCOMMODATION


A high quality Bed and Breakfast in a secluded spot, yet only a short drive to the many attractions and facilities that Lincolnshire has to offer, such as East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre and Cadwell Park Race Circuit.
Enjoy a tranquil, relaxing stay in our lovely quality Lincolnshire accommodation, surrounded by extensive grounds and a wonderful wildlife pond.
Greenfield Farm B&B
Minting, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. Tel/Fax 01507 578457

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<p>Old Barn Cottages are located on the edge of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds.   Created   through the sympathetic conversion of a red-brick Georgian barn, these   luxury cottages are an ideal &ldquo;away from it all&rdquo; escape to a quiet corner   of rural England.</p>Old Barn Cottages
Great Sturton, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 578435

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.Cobnut Holiday Cottage
Salmonby, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 534101

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.Bainvalley Cottages
Horncastle
Tel. 01507 578352 / 07950 142054

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.Oakleaf Holiday Cottage
Salmonby, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 534101

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.At Last
Edlington, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 525884 / 07804313053

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Oak House Bed and Breakfast is situated in a quite location in the lovely market town of Horncastle, enjoy home made cakes and tea on arrival. If you are a regular guest or a first time visitor we guarantee a friendly reception and all the comforts of home.Oak House B&B
Horncastle
Tel. 01507 522096

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Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages - Available all year round.
Hidden away in the charming village of Fulletby, in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, nestle our tranquil restored character cottages in their private courtyard.

Green Court Holiday Cottages
Fulletby, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 568573.

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.Greetham Retreat Holidays
Greetham, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 588640 Mob:07747 602458

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.Grange Farm Holiday Breaks
Salmonby, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 534101

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.Beachwood Holiday Cottage
Salmonby, Nr. Horncastle
Tel. 01507 534101

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Canal Bridge Horncastle Lincolnshire
Horncastle Market
Kings Head Horncastle
The Canal at Horncastle
Antiques shops in the antiques capital of Lincolnshire
The Stanhope Memorial in Horncastle

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