Horncastle Market Place
The square of this old market town, which lies in the valley of the river Bain, was formerly the Roman fort of Banovallum
and some parts of its walls still survive.
At one time the town
staged famous horse fairs lasting up to 10
days. The Fighting Cocks inn was named after
the sport of cock-fighting, which was then a
feature of the festivities.
Today the town is probably
best known as a centre for bric-a-brac and