A county of many contrasts, Vales, Fens and Wolds await in Lincolnshire where the spectacular scenery is hard to rival in an area that offers an array of activities – be it fast or slower paced ones – on your group getaway. Those with a longing to explore the great outdoors can indulge in a ramble across the famous Wolds; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the spectacular scenery that inspired Lord Tennyson remains unspoilt to this day.
Boasting 50 miles of coastline, Lincolnshire’s most popular beach is Skegness, a traditional coastal resort with a pier, aquarium and family attractions. Close by, the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is criss-crossed by trails to help you explore the marshes and seashore. In fact, much wildlife can be witnessed along the coast, including the grey seals at Donna Nook National Nature Reserve and sea birds at Anderby Creek. Cleethorpes is another firm family favourite, with sandy beaches and an elegant pier.
Tattershall Lakes provides an inland alternative to the beach, and a great opportunity to try your hand at exhilarating water sports such as wake boarding, water skiing and stand up paddleboarding, as well as bouncing around on huge inflatables in the water.
To appreciate the countryside of Lincolnshire, pull on some walking boots and head for one of the many walking trails, or get closer to nature at Whisby Nature park which has boardwalks, lakes a treehouse and a sandpit. Hartsholme Country Park is also a top choice for outdoor-loving families.
Or for those inclined towards the hustle and bustle of city life Lincoln presents plenty of activities; from fine dining to exclusive boutiques you won’t be short of ways to indulge yourself.
The county is not short of attractive towns and welcoming villages either. Photogenic Stamford with its 17th and 18th century buildings looks like it’s been trapped in time and Grantham (birthplace of Margaret Thatcher and Sir Isaac Newton) has several grand country houses to visit nearby, including majestic Harlaxton Manor. Grimsby is an interesting place to visit; once home to the largest fishing fleet in the world, its seafaring past can be discovered at the Fishing Heritage Centre onboard the Ross Tiger. Spalding is most well-known for the cultivation of flowers which is celebrated with a festival ever spring.
Book a break in one of our large houses and…relax.