At least 67 events are in walking distance of a railway station, and in Market Rasen the station itself is open for tours as part of its restoration.
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Why not take the scenic Barton line between Cleethorpes and Barton upon Humber, where you can hop on and hop of at 17 different events, including
- Cleethorpes Town Hall
- Grimsby Town & Time Trap Museum and a hidden gem on the East Marsh
- Graffiti & Restoration at St Nicolas' Church Great Coates
- Manor Rules Walks at Healing Manor
- Anne Askew, Tudor Martyr in Stallingborough
- Baysgarth House, The Ropewalk, Wilderspin School and much more in Barton
Or take the Poacher Line from Grantham across the fens to Wainfleet, where there are 19 events to chose from, including
- A Hidden Graveyard, the Old Court, WWI Wyndham Park, Gardens at the National Trust's Grantham House and more in Grantham
- Cogglesford Mill, Navigation House, and Lincolnshire Rising Walk in Sleaford
- Heckington's famous 8-sailed Windmill & the magnificent St Andrew's Church
- Boston is brimming with heritage, from the Stump, the Guildhall and Fydell House, and lots more
- Quincey's Pumping Station in Thorpe Culvert
- Wainfleet's Magdalen College School Museum
This is just a sample, with other festival events served by stations in Lincoln, North Hykeham, Spalding, Stamford, Gainsborough, Brigg (Saturday only), and Crowle.
Although the trains won't be running, you can also visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway who will be shining a spotlight on the county's rail history. There's also an event at the Crowle Peatland Railway, where you can hear about plans to restore engines that used to run there. Whilst on Saturday the Lincolnshire Toy Steam Forum hold their annual fair at Owston Ferry Pumping Station.
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You could catch the No. 6 from Lincoln to Skegness via Horncastle for a comfortable journey with great views from to top deck and 28 exciting events to explore, including
- Lincoln with its Cathedral, Guildhall, exhibition at the Collection, Heritage Music Festival and more
- Horncastle has Victorian Police Cells, Brothels, Execution Exhibition and tours of its Roman Walls
- An Earthly Paradise to explore at Raithby by Spilsby
- Hop off at the gates for the National Trust's Gumby Hall & Gardens
You can also get a taste of bus travel in years gone by with free vintage bus rides from Market Rasen Railway Station on Saturday, or on a visit to the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, which is open for free on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday they will also be running a free vintage bus service from Lincoln city centre to the Museum, details of which can be found below or by visiting their website.