Cool and Unusual Things to See and Do in Lincolnshire

Cool and Unusual Things to See and Do in Lincolnshire

‘Lincolnshire is full of things to see and do. You would be surprised at how historic the area is as well, so if you want to get some ideas for your next trip there then you can take a look below to find out more…’

Bowthorpe Oak

The Bowthorpe Oak is one of the most impressive trees in England. It has an incredibly impressive girth and people have been hosting parties there for years. There are reports that say that the tree is well over 1000 years old and this makes it the oldest oak tree in England. It’s really impressive, to say the least, and its girth is well over 12 meters.

Woolsthorpe Manor

The Woolsthorpe Manor is located in Lincolnshire and it is a very important site in the world of science. Isaac Newton was born here on Christmas Day and this came 11 months after the death of Galileo Galilei. The manor was the backdrop of Newton’s experiments for light, optics and even gravitation.

In 1665, the bubonic plague spread through London and as a precaution, the university where Newton attended closed as a precautionary measure. He then spent a lot of his time developing his theories and some people even argue that if it wasn’t for the plague, Newton would never have accomplished the work that he did.

Marshall’s Yard

This is one of the biggest factory complexes in the whole of Europe. The converted shopping centre has a huge industrial past and you can even go and see it for yourself. The company built a huge range of steam engines, agricultural machines and even threshing machines as well. They did this until the late 20th century and they then moved onto internal combustion engines. A lot of the machinery they used can be found in various museums, including some in Australia, Chile and Latvia. During WW1, the workforce there grew to over 5,000 people and the

factory soon converted to producing farming materials. When WW2 came along, they transformed the company to produce military equipment and ever since then it has been a site that is full of history and stories to tell. If you want to see this site for yourself then booking a hotel in the countryside is the best way to do that.

Cool and Unusual Things to See and Do in Lincolnshire

Misericords of Boston Stump

At some point in the Middle Ages, misericords were carved into various churches. A lot of them can be seen at the St Botolph Church in Lincolnshire. Within the church, you have 62 different misericords. The variety alone is amazing, and the designs are truly incredible. When you go for yourself you will soon see how much history the site has to offer and the carvings themselves tell their very own story. 

It’s no surprise that this is one of the most visited areas in Lincolnshire either, so if you are making the trip then this location should certainly be on your list of things to see. It’s free to enter as well so you can have a cheap day out with ease.

Cool and Unusual Things to See and Do in Lincolnshire

Suz xx

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