The Gainsborough All Saints Parish Church is a stones throw from The Old Hall, a Tudor (Half Timbered) Mansion. One thing the visitor will notice with this building is the two distinctive types of architecture. The tower dates from the Medieval times, whereas the rest dates from the Georgian times. This is because a great fire destroyed the original church leaving only the tower standing. Among the hundreds buried within the church yard, there is one man who shall be remembered for many more years. His name is Richard Rollet, The Master Sail Maker of RRS the Resolution. The ship 'Captain Cook' used on his voyage around the world. He died January 1824. His headstone still remains in the church grounds to this day. headstone.
This is Elswitha Hall, ( now a doctor's surgery). Sir Halford Mackinder was born here on 15th February 1861. He became many things during his life: An Administrator, a Geogrpapher and a writer. As an explorer, he led an expedition, and was the first man to climb Mount Kenya in 1899.
He was a politician from 1910-1922. Became the British High Commisioner for Southern Russia and was knighted in 1922.
The Ferry House is a traditional village pub located in the village of East Stockwith in Gainsborough. Just a 10 minute drive from Gainsborough town centre. The pub has two sections for eating food, there is the main bar area where the best ambience and atmosphere is or there is the restaurant upstairs. You do not necessarily have to book to eat at the Ferry House but it is recommended if you are planning to visit over the weekend or if there is a large group of you going.
The Ferry House is located on the waterfront of the River Trent to the rear of the pub and there is a small beer garden area at the front where the main entrance is.
The food served at The Ferry House is traditional pub food, the main menu serves chicken, fish, beef, steak dishes but there are always a list of about 10-14 specials on the specials board which usually include more interesting and spicy food. They sell very generous portions , I have yet to finish a whole meal.
Favorite Dish: My favourite meal has to be the chicken wrapped in bacon with chips and stilton sauce (see picture)
I also like the steak and ale pie with ....stilton sauce (the stilton sauce is just so good!)
Travelling around Gainsborough is quite cheap if you use the bus. As Gainsborough is just a small rural town, getting around is fairly easy. Gainsborough is divided almost by a hill that runs from one side to the other. Industrial and houseing estates are on the 'uphill' part of town, while the shops/market square and major industial factories are 'downtown'. If you travel by bus a one way trip is about 65p or about 1 Euro. taxis are mush dearer, which average about ý3.50 or about 7 Euros. Whereas if you would like to go to the City of Lincoln by bus which are fairly regualer each way would only cost about ý3.50 return to Gainsborough. That is very good when you consider Lincoln is almost 20 miles away.