Lincolnshire Travel Guide

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

Introduction and Overview

The Lincolnshire Travel Guide highlights local places of interest, attractions and entertainment. The area guide includes travel information on local events, transport, facts & figures, entertainment and accommodation giving an insight in to the area. The county is situated in the East Midlands.

Unlike some of its landlocked neighbouring counties in the region, Lincolnshire has a coastline that offers visitors the chance to see some dramatic scenery.

The county is a popular place for trips to its seaside resorts, it also boasts many historical attractions to interest fans of history and heritage and has plenty of gentle countryside to offer too. The county makes for an interesting proposition for holiday makers.

The city of Lincoln is the most famous city in the area and its attractions draw the crowds. It is blessed with a cathedral and castle proving its credentials as a place of history and heritage.

There are plenty of historic buildings to see in the city, such as Jew’s House, built back in the 10th century and has become a shop. There is the black & white, half-timbered Cardinal’s Hat that dates from the 15th century.

There is good choice of museums in Lincoln too, making it a place for culture fans too, among the interesting places visitors can go to is the Usher Gallery features collections of watches, porcelain, miniatures and silver among others.

Grantham is a town that has a 14th century Church of St. Wulfram, which features a spire at close to 300 feet. The church is located in close proximity close to the 15th century school, where famed physicist Isaac Newton was formerly a pupil, former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is also from the town.

Grantham House is now looked after by the National Trust, it was built in the 14th century and is situated in 25-acres of parkland.

The town of Spalding is filled with colour being among the premier main bulb growing centres in the UK. In May locals celebrate the Spalding Flower Parade, and horticultural fans can enjoy the Springfield Gardens. The port of Boston was once among the busiest ports in the UK, it is no longer but remains an attractive place to visit.

Skegness gained the railway in 1875 and shortly afterwards the 9th Earl of Scarborough decided to turn the town into a seaside resort.

For the traditional British seaside experience Skegness is hard to beat, traditional family fun in the form of donkey rides, amusement arcades and gardens are all here for visitors to enjoy. The beaches are popular being cleaner than most.

The area is also famous for the Butlins holiday camps with the first one opened in 1936 Ingoldmells close to Skegness.

Cleethorpes is a seaside town and resort located on the north east Lincolnshire coast. Local attractions include Cleethorpes seafront and promenade, Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway that uses historic rolling stock.

Family entertainment is available at the Pleasure Island Family Theme Park that includes white knuckle rides, family rides and rides for children and a number of family shows and events, offering a fun packed day for the whole family.

Boston is located in south east Lincolnshire, the town is also a port and its best known landmark is the St Botolph's Church, Boston known locally as Boston Stump or The Stump. The historic church is famous for its 83 metre tower that dominates the local skyline and can be seen for many miles around. The church is the tallest parish church in England and is renowned its fine architecture.

Other points of interest include the Maud Foster Windmill, a 7 storey windmill, one of the largest operating windmills in England. The windmill dates back to the 19th century and sells a range of organic flours, oats and souvenirs.

The remains of Hussey Tower, a 15th century manor house are located close to the town centre, built of red brick, the historic house and grounds are open for public viewing. The town still has traditional markets that take place each Wednesday and Saturday where visitors can find a range of stalls alongside independent shops, eateries and cafes.

The Boston Guildhall Museum dates back to the 14th century and showcases the stories of the pilgrim fathers who were tried and imprisoned in the 17th century. The museum includes a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions along with interactive displays.

Scunthorpe is located in the north of Lincolnshire, 30 miles north of Lincoln. The town is known for its industrial heritage and is home to one of the largest steel processing centres in the UK. The North Lincolnshire Museum is located in the town tracing the history of the area with exhibits, artefacts and displays that includes the Victoria era and war time.

Entertainment can be found at the Bath’s Hal theatre home to a number of productions including live music, ballet, dance and comedy. Local shopping facilities include the Foundry Shopping Centre and the Parishes Centre that include a range of well known high street names.

The Lincolnshire coast is both scenic and dramatic, there are plenty of scenic views to take in and admire. Mablethorpe is a coastal resort, on a dramatic stretch of coastline. Less well known than its better known counterpart Skegness, it does offer some nice beaches and the traditional seaside entertainments and attractions, away from the crowds.

There are some lovely villages in the area Somersby is one of them. The coast is great for touring by car or walking and cycling on the various coastal walk paths.

The Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve is an important habitat for native and migratory birds, and appeals to nature lovers and bird watchers. Walkers will be interested in The Viking Way long distance path that provides plenty of opportunities for enjoyable walking.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area characterised by rolling upland split by valleys, there are quiet, peaceful small villages that are a treat to visit with their wonderful individual character and charm.

Lincolnshire offers visitors an interesting place with some great attractions including a great scenic coastline with family friendly seaside resorts. There are historical attractions such as churches, stately homes along with a gentle countryside and some wonderful small villages with great character.

There are also plenty to do for the whole family and having a choice of family days out to enjoy mean the county is particularly suitable for those with children.

With the majority of Lincolnshire having an essentially flat landscape it gives great opportunities to explore the region for walking and for cycling enthusiasts. This tranquilly county has a relaxing vibe and is a place that has much to offer visitors whatever their interests.

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