Oh to be in England now that summer is here. Question which is the second largest county in England? Or which county has New York, Jerusalem and Holland? No, not a clue? Well, the mystery place is Lincolnshire. Ask people where Lincolnshire is and they might point vaguely around Birmingham if you are lucky. Lincolnshire, a large county, stretching from the Humber in the north to the Wash in the south with rolling Wolds and the flat fens all in beautiful scenery. Many people have never been to this oasis. A county which has no motorways, but has one of the oldest trunk roads, the A1, joining London to Scotland .

So why should people visit? Well, at this time of the staycation this a wonderful place right on your doorstep.

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Skegness, with its amazing sands, lovely gardens and family entertainment. A traditional English seaside. Stamford, the amazing stone houses steeped in history, the beautiful Burghley House, home of the internationally famous horse trials. Lincoln, with its Roman history, wonderful cathedral, and the Castle and Steep Hill just to prove that it is not flat. Excellent shopping in the city of Lincoln and at Springfields, near Spalding. Aircraft museums like the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre with its Lancaster bomber and RAF Conningsby, home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. These are just a taste of what is available.

But for me there are three things that make Lincolnshire special. Firstly, the amazing skies and wonderful sunsets. Secondly, the friendly Lincolnshire people all proud to be a Yellow belly and so pleased to show you the gems of the region.

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And finally, the food; lots of traditional fair Lincolnshire sausages, Batemans beer, haslet, stuffed chine, poacher cheese and Lincolnshire Plum bread. But also home to a vast variety of cafes and restaurants serving an excellent range of international flavours too. You can also take a tour on the film sets of The Da Vinci Code and The Young Victoria or go to the theatre, or a concert. Or if you are an antique buff then you should visit Hemswell Antique Centre or Horncastle. So much to do.

So Lincolnshire, is the producer of a lot of the vegetables seen in your supermarket, home to Ping golf clubs, Siemens boilers and much much more. A county that you really should not miss.