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The eight sailed windmill at Heckington is well worth a visit, this is the only eight sailed working windmill in England. It covers four floors, all of which are open to public view for a small charge.
Closer to Sleaford on the banks of the River Slea visitors will find picturesque Cogglesford Mill where flour has been produced for over a 1000 years. The mill, in its "Constable" setting has a fascinating history, for apart from milling the building also provided a meeting place for country traders and farmers for many centuries.
Helpringham is a richly rewarding walking area, with walks around old villages and waterside walks giving visitors a lovely glimpse of the regions natural wildlife and variety of scenery. There are regular watering holes, especially the Nags Head which sits serenely at the side of the lovely village green. Helpringham's High Street is pleasant, with a nice mix of sedate properties making it a pleasing place to stroll while deciding which part of the Lincolnshire fens to visit next.
This village is a short distance from the drain known as the South Forty Foot Drain, it is within easy reach of both Sleaford and Boston, and for tourists wishing to travel a little further there is the lovely waterway of the River Welland.
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in the county of Lincolnshire(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction E of Helpringham)
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in the county of Lincolnshire(13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction SE of Helpringham)
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in the county of Lincolnshire(14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction W of Helpringham)
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The Old Stable
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England (1.5 miles, 2.5 km, direction N)
Ivy House Barn
Howell, Lincolnshire, England (2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction N)
Horbling, Lincolnshire, England (3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction S)
Barn Gallery Bed and Breakfast
Aswarby, Lincolnshire, England (4.9 miles, 7.8 km, direction W)
The Tally Ho Inn
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England (5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction W)
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Swineshead, Lincolnshire, England (6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction E)
Donington, Lincolnshire, England (6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction SE)
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Random England fact:
Sir Walter Scott (Scottish lawyer, poet and novelist) 1771-1832 built Abbotsford House, and started the trend for the "Baronial" style of Scottish Country Houses. The armoury includes Rob Roy's sword and gun together with many other arms and armour. There is a fine library with more than 9000 books. Other noteworthy artifacts to be seen at Abbotsford House include a pocket book of Flora MacDonald, Napoleon's cloak brooch and a lock of Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair.
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