Visit Gainsborough, with its wealth of heritage and things to do! The town offers a great range of days out for all ages!

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, a ‘Must See’ for history lovers. Explore this historic market town through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre , The Old Nick Police Museum and the Gainsborough Model Railway.

You can also discover arts and culture at Trinity Arts Centre , with its fantastic programme of films and charming live performances.

When you visit Gainsborough, make sure to take a walk down the riverside to see the Pilgrim Woman. She stands at the waters edge as a symbol of Gainsborough’s connection to the Mayflower story. You can also explore the rich history of the town by following our heritage trail!

Gainsborough is the ideal base to explore Lincolnshire

Explore further and head to the historic city of Lincoln with it’s fantastic Castle and Cathedral and famous ‘Steep Hill’. The Lincolnshire Wolds AONB is also just under an hours drive away with plenty of walking routes, fun activities and days out. The Lincolnshire Coast also offers a great day out for all the family!

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All Saints Church

Enjoy the architecture of this remarkable Grade I Listed Church. Find a quiet place for prayer and reflection, look around, or have a cup of tea in the popular café.

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All Saints Parish Church
Mayflower Room

United Reformed Church

Built as a memorial to John Robinson, Pastor to the Mayflower Pilgrims, the church houses an impressive display of the local history of the area’s Separatist ancestors, who played an important role in the Mayflower voyage in 1620.

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Gainsborough Churches

You’ll find a number of churches in Gainsborough full of history, heritage and community. No church is the same and you’ll enjoy the stunning architecture of each building as you explore the town.

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Churches Festival - All Saints Church, Gainsborough
Stow Minster

Minster Church of St Mary, Stow

In about 975 Bishop Aelfnoth built a church to serve as head Minster for the Lincolnshire part of his large diocese. It is also possible that a Saxon church stood here before.

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