Washingborough village is located approximately three miles south east of the city of Lincoln, on the lower slopes of the limestone escarpment, known as the Lincoln Edge, just above the flood level of the River Witham.
Archaeological research shows evidence of habitation in the Bronze age, perhaps to the end of the 6th or 7th centuries BC. Later, 'Wassynburg' was the starting point of the Car Dyke, a great Roman drainage canal. By the time of Domesday, the name had become Washingeburgh, and the Domesday Book tells us that Ralph, the standard bearer, held it in Edward the Confessor's time.
Through the Middle Ages and up to the 19th Century the village changed very little. The population increased dramatically in the first half of the 1900s and in the last 40 years has quadrupled and settled at around 3800 people
The village trail runs through Washingborough's historic core, including the Penfold, St Johns Church and the Village Green. Leaflets detailing the route and history of the area are available from the Civic Office.