Living in Lincolnshire
People move to Lincolnshire for all sorts of reasons: the wide open spaces, the quality of life and the friendly people, the low crime rates, plus house prices below the UK’s national average. They fall in love with the countryside, historic buildings, big skies and busy market towns.
Lincolnshire is a very rural county and is located in the East Midlands within the United Kingdom approximately 150 miles from London.
Lincoln is at the centre of the county and is one of the world’s great historic cities, a place where ancient architecture and modern living blend together seamlessly.
The city centre area of Lincoln is a blend of old and new, where Tudor beamed tea rooms are right next to modern bistros.
At the top of Lincoln’s Steep Hill is the city’s Cathedral quarter, home to the medieval castle, which houses one of the original copies of the 800-year-old Magna Carta, and the thousand-year-old Cathedral, which once was the tallest building in the world. Independent businesses line its cobbled streets, including art galleries and boutiques.
Since the University came to Lincoln the city has grown in size. It still remains a small city with a population of approximately 100,000 people but has a lot of activities and facilities on offer to residents and visitors. The University has also created more diversity in the city.
Holbeach is an ancient fenland market town in the South Holland district of southern Lincolnshire with roots leading back to the Romans. It is a bustling market town that offers many amenities including gyms, restaurants, pubs and shopping outlets.
With Holbeach sitting within a rural area of Lincolnshire much of the local economy around Holbeach is based on food processing and bulb growing. The UK’s largest supplier of tulip and daffodil bulbs is situated to the north of the town, and the majority of UK’s food manufacturers can be found in this region, making Holbeach the ideal location for the University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing.