Sleaford Off The Beaten Path

  • All that is left of Sleaford Castle
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    One of the weirdest museums in the world

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bubble cars

    I must admit I have not been to this museum myself because my wife would call me a sad git in search of an anorak.

    On the other hand there is no denying that a museum dedicated to 'bubble' cars and other micro cars in somewhat unusual.

    They have about 50 of them parked up in the village of Cranwell only a few miles from Sleaford. If that is your bag, then go.

    I always remember the great tale Jasper Carrot used to tell about all those owners of bubble cars (the ones with the front opening door) who drove them into their garages and then starved to death inside because the couldn't open the door !

    The Beeches,
    Byard's Leap
    Cranwell
    Lincolnshire. NG34 8EY

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    Oldest Pub sign in England

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 6, 2006

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    The Bull and Dog pub on the main road in Sleaford claims that the pubsign on the outside wall is the oldest in the country. It is also unique in featuring a bullbaiting scene. (nothing like a good clean sport is there ?). The stone is dated 1689.

    Do not let this slice of history convice you the place is a great place to drink - The modern orange 'flapping' sign on the outside belies a much more modern approach.

    The sign is a nice little detail, but guve the pub a skip unless you like dingy pubs and loud music.

    The pub is on Southgate, Sleaford

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    The delights of the castle

    by sourbugger Written Apr 6, 2006

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    All that is left of Sleaford Castle

    Look closely on a map of Sleaford and you will see 'castle' mentioned. Don't get your hopes up however, this 12th century building fell into disuse by the 16th, and now there is virtually nothing left.

    Just off the main street it is surrounded by some grassy areas and provides a nice little walk if you have nothing better to do.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Archeology

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