The Rustic Charm of an English Market Town: Photo Essay

Horncastle is a historic market town in the rural county of Lincolnshire, England. I am a city girl at heart, but I also enjoy the small rustic details that can be found in countryside spots like this. Here are some of my favourite scenes captured on a recent walk around the town…

I really like the whole feel of this scene. That red door, the foliage and the ducks peacefully passing along make for a perfect country setting.

Rustic looking signs such as this one always catch my eye.

Only in the countryside would you have a sign like this!

Horncastle is famous for its numerous antique shops and second-hand bookstores. I love the way a tractor passed by just as I took this photo.

One of the town’s ‘quackers’ residents.

Another sign that always catches my attention. It leads to the Trinity Antiques Centre, a converted church, which can be seen in the background. This is a great spot to make some quirky vintage finds.

Have you ever visited Horncastle in Lincolnshire? Do you like rustic country scenes like this?



  1. February 5, 2012 / 19:58

    What a cute little village. I love signs while traveling. These are some great ones. I can just imagine someone going in and buying a few firewood logs and just picking up a ferret as an impulse buy.
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  2. February 13, 2012 / 20:08

    Great pics!!! If you come to Paris write me for eating or drinking together!