Discover North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire is an area of rural tranquillity and remarkable natural beauty. 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. These are 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 galleries and period rooms. It also has a Farming Museum portraying rural life in North Lincolnshire.
From the eerie and silent Thornton Abbey standing proud on the Wolds, to windmills, the ancient Alkborough turf maze and historic churches, North Lincolnshire is full of surprises.
Nestling in the shadow of the magnificent Humber Bridge is Barton upon Humber, with the impressive 10th century St Peter's Church. The town is the start of the Viking Way and offers a range of outdoor pursuits, from fishing and birdwatching to windsurfing and sailing. Waters' Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre is a great day out, giving you the chance to spot wildlife, explore the interactive displays or just relax in the peaceful surroundings.
Visit the market town of Epworth, birthplace of world Methodism. The Wesley family home, the Old Rectory is now a museum.
Brigg, famous for its fair, offers excellent speciality shopping and riverside walks. Discover the old courts and yards off the pedestrianised town centre and enjoy the lively Thursday market. The farmers' market, which is held on the fourth Saturday of every month, is one of the finest in the region.
You can also discover the area's heritage through the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Project which celebrates eight World War Two airfields in the area, or the Northern Lincolnshire Heritage and Church Trails.
For more information about the many tourist attractions in North Lincolnshire please see our Brochure service or contact Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 01652 657053.