Rose Brothers Company developed the rear turret for the famous Lancaster

John Alderton, an English actor best known for his roles in 'Upstairs, Downstairs, 'Thomas & Sarah and 'Please Sir', was born in Gainsborough

For 5 weeks in 1013 Gainsborough was the capital of both England and Denmark

Discover Gainsborough, with its wealth of heritage and things to do! The town and its surrounding area offer a great range of days out for all ages.

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, which is a ‘Must See’ for history lovers. Explore this historic market town through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre. You can also discover arts and culture at Trinity Arts Centre , with a fantastic programme of films and charming live performances.

In 2020 and 2021, Gainsborough was part of the Mayflower400 commemorations! Many of the leading Separatists came from this region. It is thought that a small group of them worshipped in secret at Gainsborough Old Hall. Find out what’s happening in the Pilgrim Roots region.

Thriving markets are held in the town and as well as a monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market.

What's On at Trinity Arts Centre

Surrounding Gainsborough you’ll find a wealth of picturesque villages set in beautiful countryside. Together with Gainsborough, Caistor and Market Rasen are two more market towns steeped in history, just waiting to be discovered. A 30-minute drive will bring you to the historic City of Lincoln.

The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is also just under an hour away providing fantastic opportunities to extend your stay including walking and cycling.

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Why not extend your visit and take advantage of the many places to stay in the area. From hotels to cosy B&Bs, you’ll find a warm welcome whichever you choose – Find places to stay.