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Bolingbroke Castle

Moat Ln, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby PE23 4HH, UK

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Bolingbroke Castle

Bolingbroke Castle was one of three castles built by Ranulf de Blundeville, Earl of Chester and Lincoln, in the 1220s after his return from the Crusades. After Blundeville’s death, the castle remained in the ownership of the Earls of Lincoln and was later inherited through marriage by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Today the castle is an evocative ruin preserved to ground floor level, with several rooms within the towers still surviving.


Attractions near Bolingbroke Castle

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre3.09km from Bolingbroke Castle

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum is an Aircraft Museum based on a 1940's RAF Lancaster Bomber airfield. The center's main exhibit is Avro Lancaster Mk VII, NX611, named Just Jane after a popular wartime comic character. It also houses the cockpit of an English Electric Canberra WH957, and the wreckage of Supermarine Spitfire Vb BL655; it crashed in July 1943, killing its Canadian pilot, Flying Officer Norman Alexander Watt. There are two aircraft undergoing restoration to static condition,

Snipe Dales3.49km from Bolingbroke Castle

Snipe Dales nature reserve and Country Park is situated on the southern edge of the Wolds. The country park is 210 acres in a total of which 90 is woodland previously owned by the Forestry Commission and now by Lincolnshire County Council. The reserve has one of the few surviving semi-natural wet valley systems, while the Country Park offers mixed woodland walks. This diversity supports a wide range of birds and other wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies.

Wolds Wildlife Park10.26km from Bolingbroke Castle

A majestc and beautiful zoo which was accommodated with an exciting variety of animals from wild mammals to domestic animals including bears, lions, zebras, highland cows, tapirs, capybaras and many more. View all your favourites up close and discover opportunities to book an amazing wildlife experience. The park isn’t huge but it is ever-evolving and with such fantastic animals they are definitely worth supporting and visiting. The most striking thing about the park is the animal’s enclosures.

Gunby Hall11.87km from Bolingbroke Castle

The National Trust's Gunby Hall and Gardens is a beautiful 18th-century house with Victorian gardens located in Lincolnshire.  The house has been the seat of the Massingberd family since the 15th century but what we see today is a sedate William and Mary mansion, built in 1700 by Sir William Massingberd. Surrounding the hall is a 100-acre park, listed as being of historical significance and laid out in the style of Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, home to the Massingberd family from 1700 until 1967. The Hall has three floors to explore while outside the gardens are full of color throughout the seasons. Paths across the park and estate offer gentle strolls as well as longer walks, where you can tread the footsteps of Gunby’s former guests including Lord Alfred Tennyson and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. The estate is a green oasis in an area of intensive arable cultivation and increasing commercial development.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park12.57km from Bolingbroke Castle

The Lincolnshire Wildlife park, covers the whole ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, England. It was founded in 1948 as a voluntary charitable organisation dedicated to conserving the wildlife and wild places of Lincolnshire and to promoting the understanding and enjoyment of the natural world.

Where is Bolingbroke Castle

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Lincolnshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.  The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The county has some of the best-known seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, which are a major attraction to visitors from across England, especially the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.