Local Attractions

North Lincolnshire is an area of rural tranquility and remarkable natural beauty, where the rolling chalk of the Lincolnshire Wolds meets the lush Ancholme Valley and the unique Isle of Axholme. The past and present are never far apart and there are many attractions and places of interest within easy reach, linked by quiet country lanes and cycle routes.

The vibrant town of Scunthorpe grew from five sleepy rural villages into one of the world's major steel producing centres. A Heritage Trail and steam train rides, tell the story of the great Victorian ironmasters. Normanby Hall Country Park, with its award winning Victorian Walled Garden, is set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens with lakes and natural woodland. The Hall contains fine costume gallery and period rooms, with a Farming museum portraying rural life in North Lincolnshire.

From the magnificent Thornton Abbey standing proud on the Wolds, to windmills, the ancient Alkborough turf maze and historic churches, North Lincolnshire is full of surprises.

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