Celebrating Lincolnshire Day here at Ashlin Farm Barns

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What is Lincolnshire Day?

Lincolnshire Day, as the name suggests, is all about celebrating what Lincolnshire has to offer, and our county is most definitely not short of things to see and do. Lincolnshire Day is celebrated every year on 1st October, commemorating the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising, which was a revolt by the Catholics against the inauguration of the Church of England.

No longer is Lincoln referred to as the sleepy city…we recently welcomed the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Tom Jones and Little Mix, just to name a few. Lincoln is now well and truly on the map in its own right, with the city ranking in the top 5 for best places to live in 2018. In recent years Lincoln has developed significantly, with the welcoming of the first phase of the city’s transportation hub being opened to the public, alongside the new sophisticated multi-storey carpark. The current renovations of the Cornhill Quarter promises to bring a new lease of life to the high street, including a luxury roof top bar. Lincoln has the perfect balance of modernity and culture, making it a wonderful place for all.



What is happening on Lincolnshire Day?

Lincolnshire Day is celebrated all across Lincolnshire. Be sure to look out for people dressed in yellow. If you are not already aware, the people of Lincolnshire are referred to as Yellowbellies, hence the yellow. Visit Lincoln have provided a guide to the events taking place in the county and here are just a few:

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle is offering a series of free guided tours throughout the day, to celebrate Lincolnshire Day. The Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta Vault will also be open as normal.







Lincolnshire Showground

The Agricultural Society, alongside different primary schools across Lincolnshire will be celebrating with hands-on activities, all of which are related to Lincolnshire’s food, farming, aviation and heritage.








 Medieval Tour of Lincoln

Lincoln is well known for its medieval times. Why not discover this for yourself whilst embarking on the Medieval Tour of Lincoln? The tour will begin at Castle Hill car park and will take around 90 minutes.







Why the Pickering family chose Lincolnshire…

Ashlin Farm has always been a part of our family. The Farm has lots of history to match the historical city of Lincoln.

There are many reasons why the Pickering family love Lincolnshire, but here is a small selection:


The Location

Lincoln is in a prime, central location. As shown on the map, Lincoln is easily accessible from destinations across the UK, perfect for any gathering, both personal and business related.







The Sites

The Pickering family admires the sites of Lincoln and Lincolnshire is very close to our hearts. Lincoln Cathedral is a very special place indeed and forms the central foundations of the city that we know and love today, with us sharing a very special moment of our own when we got engaged there last month. Lincoln Cathedral was the world’s tallest building for a period of time and took this title from the Great Pyramids of Giza. Aside from the Cathedral, we are lucky to showcase the Castle. The balance of city and rural areas means that there are many beautiful sites all around Lincolnshire.







Great for a family

We of course have our personal favourite places to visit in and around the city that we love to enjoy as a family. The Bailgate is one of our favourite places to be, with the character, cobbled streets and the Cathedral. We also enjoy the Lincolnshire Countryside, especially the local walks and wildlife. Check out our walking guide today.







What is Lincolnshire renowned for?

When people talk about Lincolnshire, sausages are usually mentioned. However, Lincolnshire has far more to offer than just sausages. Flat land, cabbages and potatoes also have roots in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire is where the Magna Carta began, as well as where the tank was invented.










Lincolnshire Produce

Lincolnshire is renowned for its produce. We are extremely fortunate to have such fresh, tasty food on our doorstep. We always like to support and enjoy local producers. Producers include; The Cheese Society, Jenny’s Jams, Cotehill Cheese, Pin Gin, Redhill Farm and Lincolnshire Honey. And it is not long until we will be working with the Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, serving their famous Lincolnshire Tea.







Supporting Lincolnshire

With Lincolnshire being so close to our hearts, we decided to use a local designer when designing our barns, it only felt right to bring on board a local designer. We worked closely with Magari Designs, to create our four unique barns.













Supporting our county goes beyond the barns themselves. For the Market Rasen races, we have donated prize breaks for racegoers and looking to the future, we are keen to get involved with local charities. So, if you are a local charity and can see a way that we could work together, please do get in touch.

Perhaps, you would like to visit, enjoy and explore Lincoln. We have put together things to do in Lincolnshire – The Ashlin Farm Barns Guide.

We celebrate Lincolnshire every day, as we live and breathe the county. Why not come and stay to explore what Lincolnshire really has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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