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Lincolnshire Show - A Wee Highland Coo Van Adventure

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

This season has taken arms and legs, and we've been off and running to pastures new, expanding the coos' horizons. Just last week we were at the Lincolnshire Show, one of the largest horticultural shows in the UK. Attracting more than 60,000 visitors in just 2 days. It has lots to offer for the whole family with over 600 trade stands. Here's what you don't want to miss when visiting.

The Iconic Bowler Hats Worn By The Stewards At Lincolnshire Show ©MDHarding

Lincolnshire Show - A Wee Highland Coo Van Adventure

History of the Lincolnshire Show

The Lincolnshire Show's rich history began in 1869, since then it has been promoting food, farming, and the countryside. Today it showcases a variety of produce, from arts and crafts, food, and also entertainment for the whole family with in-flight displays from the Red Arrows, show jumping and even chainsaw carving!

Show Jumping, Lincolnshire Show ©MDHarding

Lincolnshire Cattle

Lincolnshire Long-Haired Sheep sometimes called the Lincoln Long Wool has the heaviest and coarsest fleece, although it has considerable luster. The official breed association was established in 1892 to register the long wool pedigrees. The Lincoln Long Wool is also now listed as a 'vulnerable' rare breed.

Belton Lincolnshire Long-Haired Sheep ©MDHarding

Lincolnshire Produce

The Lincolnshire Plum Bread/Loaf was first made in 1901 by Charles Myers in the small town of Alford, Lincolnshire. Today you can buy it with either just plum or also a deluxe version including cherries.

Plum Bread ©MDHarding

Attractions of Lincolnshire

While in Lincolnshire you might also like to visit the cathedral, castle and do the Knights Trail.

Knights Trail, Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln ©MDHarding


We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express located just a few minutes walk from the quay. The quay has lots of restaurants and a cinema. This is also the departure point for boat tours.

The hotel was as standard with all Holiday Inn Express, comfortable, clean with a dining/restaurant, bar, and onsite car park. The food was good quality and reasonably priced. The room rate also included breakfast, a selection of both hot and cold items are available in buffet style/self-service.

Holiday Inn Express Lincoln ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to visit the city of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Show. Happy Travels:) x

Disclaimer: All the above comments and opinions are my own.

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