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Gainsborough, Caistor & Market Rasen

Tourist Information Centres

West Lindsey District Council
Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA

Trade Contact

Marion Thomas
Tourism Development Officer
West Lindsey District Council
Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA

Tel: 01427 676666 or 01427 675162


The market towns of Gainsborough, Caistor & Market Rasen are located in the Lincolnshire district of West Lindsey, North of the city of Lincoln, and bordered by Nottinghamshire on its Western edge and East Lindsey and the coast to the East.

Caistor & Market Rasen are on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty(AONB). Caistor also has the Viking Way running through the centre of the town.

Beautiful countryside walks, heritage sites including aviation history, local food and drink can all be found in the district, and you can be sure of a warm friendly welcome in an ideal location for both staying and visiting other parts of the county.

What's on Offer

Places to Visit

Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough Model Railway
Hemswell Antiques Centre
RAF Scampton
RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection
Bransby Home of Rest for Horses
Woodside Falconry Centre, Langworth
Rand Farm Park
Market Rasen Racecourse
Arts & Heritage Centre, Caistor
Hall Farm Park
Wharton Hall Farm Park

For more information: http://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/visitors-/-leisure/things-to-do/visitor-attractions/


There are plenty of places to shop including small independents, regular markets in Gainsborough, Market Rasen and Caistor and not forgetting Marshall’s Yard, an exciting new retail park in Gainsborough
A visit to Hemswell Cliff is also recommended as it boasts the largest Antiques centre in the UK.
Whatever your shopping needs you will find something to satisfy them.

For more information: http://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/visitors-/-leisure/things-to-do/

Eating Out

As a County renowned for its fresh locally grown food you are sure to find many wonderful places to eat in West Lindsey to suit every taste.
Small intimate cafes, traditional tea and coffee shops, restaurants serving British and international cuisine, pubs, bars and hotels – enjoy anything from a light snack through to a sumptuous multi-course meal.

Find out more at: http://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/visitors-/-leisure/food-and-drink/


Whether you want do-it-yourself in self catering accommodation, caravan or camping, or you're looking for a friendly bed & breakfast, village inn or an hotel, you can be sure of a warm welcome and Lincolnshire hospitality.

For more information visit: http://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/visitors-/-leisure/where-to-stay/

Getting There


East Coast website - http://www.eastcoast.co.uk

London Midland website - http://www.londonmidland.com

National Rail website - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk


Humberside Airport
Humberside Airport is on the A18, located three miles from Junction 5 on the M180

Robin Hood Airport
Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, Sheffield
Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire and Humber region and close to Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, York and Lincoln.

East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is in the centre of the country, surrounded by the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester