Market Rasen is a quaint market town on the Western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The town is just 30 minutes’ drive, or 15 minute train ride from the historic city of Lincoln and is famous for having the only racecourse in Lincolnshire.
The town is popular with walkers and there are great routes and trails just five minutes stroll from the town centre. You can also head out to Willingham Woods where there are numerous trails and paths for all ages and abilities.
The High Street is home to a wealth of independent shops and businesses. You will find traditional and long-standing family run shops including ironmongers, butchers, menswear, confectionery, haberdashery, gift ware and cards. The town also boasts high-quality and award winning places to eat for all budgets.
Originally the market took place on Sundays but was moved 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 all sorts of bargains up for grabs including an auction that takes place every week – come along and join in the fun!
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