Horncastle sits at the heart of Lincolnshire, halfway between the cathedral city of Lincoln and the county’s famous sandy beaches. Known as the ‘gateway to the Lincolnshire Wolds’, Horncastle is surrounded by countryside recognised for its outstanding natural beauty.

An historic town full of character with roots in Roman times and with lots more to discover. Famous for antiques, our artisan shops have something for everyone - why not pay a visit, stop and go for a wander?


Food & Drink

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink, Horncastle has a raft of independent cafes and tea rooms to try, plus historic pubs and modern restaurants catering to all tastes.

We’re also proud to be home to Myers Bakery and their famous (and royally endorsed!) Lincolnshire plum loaf.

Take a look


Horncastle may be most well-known for our wonderful array of antiques shops but that’s not all there is to enjoy on a shopping trip.

We’ve got an independent spirit and our artisan shops are run by friendly faces who are passionate about what they do. Come into town on a Thursday or Saturday and you can also experience the buzz of the fantastic market.

Retail therapy


Horncastle is a town packed full of history. Its roots lie in Roman times - with sections of the ancient Roman walls still visible today – but there’s so much more to discover; marvel at medieval angels at St Mary’s church, discover the story of an 18th century explorer and scientist at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre, take a walk around the town and you’ll find Victorian and Georgian gems around every corner.

Historic Horncastle

Places to stay

Horncastle offers a superb range of accommodation options, whether you’re looking for a hotel at the heart of the town, or a more tranquil spot in one of the surrounding villages, you’re sure to find a perfect place to rest after a busy day exploring.

Make a weekend of it

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