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About Snipe Dales
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.
Attractions near Snipe Dales
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.
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,
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.
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.
Claythorpe Watermill is a small, family-run visitor attraction. One of the loveliest things to do in Lincolnshire. The mill last ran in the late 1970s but you can still see the remaining millworks and learn more about its varied industrial history. Built around 1720, This Grade II listed former mill ran until the late 1970s, powered by a rare turbine. You can see some of the old mill works in what’s now the café.
Where is Snipe Dales
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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.