Surrounded by our beautifully landscaped gardens, not to mention having the finest Lincolnshire produce and dishes on tap, it’s understand that you may not want to venture very far when you stay with us. However, if you do want to get out and explore, we’re in the perfect location for you to enjoy some adventures – whatever day trip you fancy.
Just 20 minutes down the road is the Grade II Listed, Elsham Hall, with its exquisite gardens. The four-acre site has something new to discover every season, and the park, gardens and animal paddocks are open all year round for you to enjoy. If the wild of Lincolnshire are more your thing, our Natural Coast offers miles of clean white sandy beaches, and the spectacular North Sea Observatory in Chapel St Leonards gives you the perfect opportunity to experience them. Just an hour away, this accessible Marine Observatory, built in 2018, also boasts an art space, exhibition venue showing work related to the local area, and the Seascape café, which is well known for its dramatic views across the sea, both in the early morning, and into the evening. It’s the perfect start or end to a bracing walk along the coast.
If it’s walking or cycling you fancy, mid-way between Lincoln and the coast, lie The Lincolnshire Wolds. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Wolds is considered to be some of Britain’s finest countryside, and you can see the best of it strolling along the 76-mile Lincolnshire Wolds Way circular trail. Pick from woodland, grassland, and abandoned chalk pits filled with rare flowers and wildlife, there’s plenty of ground to cover, which is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the local produce as you have plenty of beautiful countryside pubs to visit along the way.
Further inland, brimming with history, is the city of Lincoln. Here you can visit Lincoln Cathedral, which is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England and described as “out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles” by John Ruskin, leading Victorian art critic and writer. The cathedral is an awe-inspiring landmark, where you can explore the striking architecture, colourful stained-glass windows and even discover the famous Lincoln Imp.
Just a stroll across the historic Bailgate area, which is teaming with delightful tearooms and local shops, is Lincoln Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror and is home to one of the four remaining copies of Magna Carta. It has well-kept grounds, perfect for picnicking in, and offers guided tours which are a unique opportunity to learn about Lincoln Castle’s intriguing history. You can also learn more about Magna Carta with a visit to the vault where the document is on display and take in the striking city from the castle walls.
Doddington Hall is not far from Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter either, in the quiet Lincolnshire countryside. It’s an Elizabethan manor house with five acres of gardens and is a much-loved country house and family home. The house and garden welcome visitors offering something to interest everyone from the unique interiors and artefacts which give you a glimpse into the hall’s history to the wonderful walled gardens which are full of colour all year around.
For all the insight into things to do in and around Lincolnshire, head over to Visit Lincolnshire.