Living in Horncastle
Horncastle is a beautiful market town in the county of Lincolnshire east of the popular and vibrant city of Lincoln.
Horncastle is the perfect place to set up a new home if you want a country living style dwelling but close to a big city.
It is famous for its vibrant markets selling locally produced goods.
House prices in Horncastle
An average property in Horncastle sells for around £205,000 with prices ranging from about £255,000 for a detached home to £107,00 for a flat or £130,000 for a terraced house.
*Housing marketing statistics taken from Zoopla in July 2017
Things to do and things to see in Horncastle
Horncastle offers some great attractions.
The Roman Walls, St Mary’s Church (dates back to the 13th Century), Horncastle market (every Thursday and Saturday) and The Kings Head with its stunning thatched roof, all draw tourists to Horncastle.
If you like antiques, Horncastle is the place for you. Websites dub it 'best antiques town' because of its abundance of antique shops doubling as beautiful treasure troves – perfect to dress your new home in the town.
Horncastle offers a great selection of tea rooms, restaurants and take-aways so if you don’t feel like cooking, you can take a trip into town and take your pick of places to eat.
Transport links in Horncastle
If you want a new home in Lincolnshire that has easy access to the Norfolk coastline , Horncastle is a good place to start your new home search.
Horncastle has access to two major roads offering commuter links.
The A158 runs west-east past Horncastle, joining the county town of Lincoln and the popular seaside town of Skegness. The A153 joins Horncastle to Louth in the north and Sleaford and Grantham in the south.
Sixteen miles from Horncastle is the town of Metheringham which has a railway service direct to Peterborough from where you can travel to all major UK cities. There are direct trains to London and to Edinburgh via places such asGrantham, York and Leeds.
Education in Horncastle
If you are moving to a new family home in Horncastle, finding a good school in the local area will be of high importance.
Horncastle Community Primary School has great Ofsted reports.
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School was founded in 1571 and is among on the top schools in Lincolnshire as well being one of the top grammar schools in the country.
The Banovallum School is the local secondary school and has been serving the local community for fifty years. It is named after the former Roman town in which it stands - Banovallum means 'wall on the River Bain'.
A brief history of Horncastle
Standing between the Rivers Waring and Bain, Horncastle's history goes back a long way - the walls of the Roman town can still be seen. A flourishing town in the middle ages (it was given its market charter in the 13th century) Horncastle had a resurgence with the coming of the railways. It continues to draw big numbers now with its stunning 18th and 19th century buildings – for example, The Grade II listed Old Court House, built in 1865, in the town centre.
Horncastle was formerly known for its great August Horse Fair, an internationally famous annual trading event which lasted until the early 20th century.
Current new homes in Horncastle