Lincolnshire is a large county on the East coast of England.
Until 1974, the county was divided into three administrative parts - Lindsey, an ancient Anglian Kingdom; Kesteven; and Holland. At the 1974 local government reorganistion, the Northernmost part, including Grimsby, joined with a part of Yorkshire, including Hull, to form Humberside, an unwieldy entity which has since been abolished.
Lincolnshire is a largely flat county, although it includes the gentle Wolds in the West, and includes sizeable parts of the Fens near the Wash.
Lincoln itself is an ancient city on a prominent hill that dates back to Roman times. It has a magnificent cathedral which can be seen for many miles around, a Norman castle and the Roman Newport Arch, which is still used by traffic.
Boston is still a seaport. The church's tower is very famous, and is known as Boston Stump.
Cleethorpes is a bustling seaside resort.
Epworth was the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley.
Gainsborough was the headquarters of Sweyn, the first Danish King of England.
Grantham is a busy market town, whose parish church has a spire which can be seen for miles. It was the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Grimsby is one of the country's greatest fishing ports, and has a mueum of the fishing industry.
Mablethorpe is a small but successful seaside resort.
Scunthorpe is an industrial town, which has produced sporting heroes such as Ian Botham and Kevin Keegan.
Skegness is one of England's most popular seaside resorts. It was originally promoted by the Jolly Fisherman and the slogan "Skegness is so bracing".
Spalding is a famous bulb growing centre, which has a spectacular annual Festival of Flowers.
Stamford is one of the finest towns in the country, with many beautiful and elegant stone buildings, and a number of excellent mediaeval churches.
Two of England's best stately homes - Belton House near Grantham and the spectacular Burghley House near Stamford - are in Lincolnshire.
The delicious Lincolnshire sausages are rightly famous.