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Horncastle in General
Member Name: Timski
Horncastle in General
Date: 03/02/01, updated on 03/02/01 (115 review reads)
Advantages: So much to do, so much to see
When we tell other people about where we live, we generally say that it's boring or there's never anything to do there. Horncastle is different. OK, it's only a smallish market town in the heart of the Lincolnshire wolds but there is still something to do here whatever your interest.
Horncastle has been dubbed "The Antiques Capital of the country" due to the amount of antique shops in the town. Admittedly, the antique business is a very big part of the infrastructure of the town and trade comes in from all around the world, but this is just part of what Horncastle is.
Centrally located between Lincoln to the West, Skegness to the East, historical Louth to the North and Boston to the South, Horncastle is an excellent location to travel from where ever you decide to go.
It's history goes back to the Roman invasion and parts of the old Roman walls can still be seen. Some historical figures have been involved in the history, not least of which include - Oliver Cromwell and William Marwood (the executioner who invented "the long drop" technique). Much of the history can be seen thoughout the buildings in the town.
There are more pubs, restaurants, cafes and entertainment establishments than you can shake a stick at, there's even a night club in the town, live musical artists and a theatre. Needless to say, nightlife here is never dull. The nearest cinema in Woodhall Spa is only a short ride away and is a unique location for your viwing pleasure. Only 2 screens but they have the latest films, unlike other smaller cinemas.
Day activities consist of many things. Several picnic areas have been beautifully created which are in-keeping with the character of the town. It is even possible to sit next to the river Bain and feed the ducks while you have your lunch.
The "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" is only a few miles away, where you can see one of the few remaining airwor
thy Lancasters. They also display Spitfires, Dakotas and many of the Battle of Britain aircraft. If you're an aircraft buff, this is not to be missed.
It would take far too long to mention all the good points about Horncastle but, as if by magic, I have created a web site which gives more details. This is a market town with a difference and it would be unfortunate if you missed out on the experience.
For further details go to the web site address below.