Lincolnshire is a historical city in the East of England and home to our two parks Thorpe Park and Golden Sands. Lincolnshire is the perfect seaside getaway where you can relax by the beach one day, then wonder up the historic cobbles of Lincoln to the magnificent Cathedral and Castle the next! We have brought you 11 things you might not know about Lincolnshire to get to know the area!
48 hour guide to Lincolnshire
1. They have the smallest pub on the planet!
The Signal Box Inn in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire claiming to be the smallest pub on the planet is just 64sq feet and can only fit about 6 people in! The pub used to be a signal box at Scunthorpe Railway Station before it was converted into a pub in Cleethorpes in 2006!
2. Lincoln Cathedral was once one of the tallest buildings in the world!
The building of the Lincoln Cathedral started way back in 1072 and was finally complete in 1311. The centre tower was topped off with a spear which made it the world’s tallest building until the spear collapsed in a storm in 1549.
3. The Fosse Dyke Canal is the oldest working canal in the country!
The canal was built by the Romans in order to improve trading links from Lincoln and runs from the Brayford Pool to the river Trent at Torksey.
4. The cast of Downton Abbey came to film here
The beautiful Lincoln Castle was used in the filming of Downton Abbey. The Castle was the oldest filming location that featured in the show!
5. The have the largest fishing port in the world
Grimsby is very famous for it’s fishing heritage around the world which stretches back over 1000 years!
6. The town has featured in the famous Young’s Fish adverts
Grimsby’s iconic dock tower at the fishing port was used in a shot for the advert for Young’s Fish.
7. The TV series Secrets of the Asylum was filmed in Lincoln County Hospital!
8. They have one of the best roller coasters in the country!
If you come to visit one of our parks in Lincolnshire be sure to visit Fantasy Island based in Ingoldmells near Skegness. It is a popular seaside theme park and hosts one of the best roller coasters in the country: The Millennium.
9. Lincoln is home to the famous Magna Carta
Lincoln Castle holds one of only four surviving copies of one of the most famous documents in the world -- the Magna Carta. Lincoln Castle is the only place in the world where the original 1215 Magna Carta and 1217 Charter of the Forest can be seen side by side together!
10. Natureland in Skegness has an international reputation for seal rescue!
Natureland Seal Sanctuary has been around for just over 50 years, and has helped rescue many seals from the coastline, bring them back to good health and let them back into the sea again! It’s a great cause and the sanctuary also hosts over animals so be sure to visit when you’re at one of our parks in Lincolnshire!
11. The striking Lincoln Cathedral was used as a filming location for The Da Vinci Code!
The Cathedral was used for the filming of Westminster Abbey in the famous film, which brought stars such as Tom Hanks, Sir Ian Mckellen and Audrey Tautou to the area all of whom stayed in Lincoln during the shoot!