Market Rasen

Market Rasen is a bustling market town standing on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is famous for having the only racecourse in Lincolnshire.

It was the first town in Lincolnshire to achieve 'Walkers are Welcome' status and there are great walks and trails around the town and surrounding area.

Originally the market took place on Sundays but was changed to Tuesdays in the early 13th century. Over the years it has seen a wide assortment of goods bought and sold, such as cattle, arable crops, grain, coal, fertiliser and salt. It is still an integral part of the town with markets taking place on Tuesdays, which includes an auction, Fridays and Saturdays and community events taking place throughout the year.

There are a great range of independant shops along the main street for you to enjoy.

Market Rasen has rich heritage and stories surrounding the town and this virtual tour will help you discover some of this: http://www.marketrasenheritagetour.co.uk/

Nearby the villages of Tealby, described as the most charming village, has the Kings Head pub, the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire; and Walesby, home of All Saints 'Ramblers' Church. This iconic medieval church stands in solitary dignity overlooking the village on the Viking Way. The view from the church is quite spectacular and inside is a beautiful stained glass window, depicting walkers and cyclists.