Lincolnshire borders Northamptonshire in the south for just 19 metres, this is England's shortest county boundary. Lincolnshire County Council has its headquarters in Lincoln which is the county town. Mostly agricultural, it produces large amounts of barley, wheat, oilseed rape and sugar beet. In South Lincolnshire, where the soil is particularly rich in nutrients, some of the most common crops include cabbages, cauliflowers, and onions.
The administrative county of Lincolnshire contain no motorways, instead relying on mostly single carriage A roads and local B roads with some lengths of dual carriageway. North Lincolnshire is only passed through by the M180 motorway.
The only airport in Lincolnshire is Humberside Airport, near Brigg. While small, it serves all of Lincolnshire. A wider range of flights is provided by Robin Hood airport near Doncaster, within easy travelling distance to much of Lincolnshire.
The non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire is characterised by the absence of any major urban areas, apart from the areas in and around Lincoln and Boston. Some areas are becoming increasingly urbanised as tourism becomes ever popular in Lincolnshire, particularly along the coast. Estimates place the figure as being at least 100,000 visitors to the Coast at the height of the summer months. The coastal resorts and the areas to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds receive the most tourism. Particularly popular to visitors from the East Midlands and Yorkshire, Lincolnshire's seaside resorts are well known tourist traps.
There are a number of small village resorts in Lincolnshire along with three main coastal resorts. The pace of life in Lincolnshire is generally considered to be much slower than many other places in the United Kingdom. Sunday is still largely a day of rest, with only shops in Lincoln, larger market towns, and resorts and industrial towns of the North Sea coast generally remaining open and half day closing Thursday is still observed in some towns and villages in Lincolnshire.
The large distances between settlements in much of Lincolnshire have meant that many of the villages have remained self contained. Shooting and fishing are popular activities in Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire's unofficial county anthem is the Lincolnshire Poacher. The witches in Terry Pratchett novels often refer to the tradition of only using a front door for a new baby, a bride, or a coffin.
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Show, founded in 1869, is held each year by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. It is held on the Wednesday and Thursday of the last whole week of June at Lincolnshire Showground, a few miles north of Lincoln. It is one of the largest agricultural shows in the country, and is attended by around 100,000 people over its two days. A wide variety of other shows and events are held at Lincolnshire Showground throughout the year.
Lincolnshire's main sports are football, cricket and rugby union. Lincolnshire does not have high sporting profile, mainly due to the lack of facilities. Probably the most well known sporting venue in Lincolnshire is Cadwell Park near Louth, where a round of the British Motorbike Championship is held on the last Monday of August every year. Grimsby Town and Lincoln City both play in the Conference National.