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Gainsborough Town Information

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Gainsborough Old Hall - Photo: Lincolnshire County Council
Gainsborough Old Hall -
Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

A few hundred years ago this bustling seaport was the stronghold of the Swedish King Swein and one of Europe’s most important towns.

Swein effectively conquered England in 1013 but died before enjoying the fruits of his labours.

His throne was inherited by Canute who famously thought he could control the tide.

Modern visitors will be impressed by the town’s quayside, which has many 18th century warehouses.