Top 76 attractions to explore in Lincolnshire
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.
The Alford Manor House is a museum, tea rooms, and licensed venue available for hire. Outside, the barn houses a museum with displays on local history, and recreations of period scenes, including a cobbler's shop and a chemist's. It is a very rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame with reed and plaster (visible from within the house), encased in brick. Ground-floor and first-floor rooms feature design interventions from Georgian through to Victorian times, while the atti
The Arboretum is a park of Grade II historical importance, containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children's play area. Following the national trend of providing public parks, and with the closure of the nearby Temple Gardens, which had operated on a semi-public basis, the Lincoln Commons Act was passed. The Arboretum has a lodge at its west entrance on Monks Road and has three terraces of housing adjoining it to its western edge: Arboretum View, Monks Leys Terrace, and Woodland Vi
Ayscoughfee Hall is a grade I listed building and modest associated parkland in central Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, and is a landmark on the fen tour. The house, currently a museum, was built for a local wool merchant, traditionally supposed to be Richard Ailwyn in the fifteenth century. The house is substantially unchanged from that period, and would be recognisable to a visitor from the fifteenth century.
Batemans Brewery is an English brewery based at Salem Bridge Brewery in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, and founded in 1874. The company owns 69 public houses, with 23 situated in Boston alone. The brewery focuses on cask-conditioned ales, their best known being XB and XXXB. Their slogan is "Good Honest Ales".
BBMF Visitor Centre has now been an important part of the BBMF’s engagement with the public for 33 years. In a unique partnership arrangement between the RAF and Lincolnshire County Council, the Visitor Centre allows visitors from all over the UK, and indeed the world. It itself houses a small exhibition area with various displays and has a well-stocked shop selling an extensive range of aviation and BBMF-related items. There is also a café offering a selection of sandwiches and cake, and hot a
Belton Woods, a four-star hotel that’s all about relaxation and fun, Set in 475 acres of gorgeous Lincolnshire countryside. One of the beautiful palc3e for a luxury stay and dine. As one of their extra family-friendly hotels, you can be sure to find lots of fun things to see and do nearby that will entertain the whole family.
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.
Boston Guildhall is a magnificent building that is wonderfully preserved with a wealth of original features. It was built in the 1390s by the Guild of St Mary, a collection of the wealthiest and most prominent members of Boston society. Works of art include a portrait, painted by Thomas Phillips, of Sir Joseph Banks, recorder of Boston in 1813, who sailed with Captain James Cook aboard the Endeavour on the first great voyage to discover Australia. The guildhall also holds a copy of Foxe's Book o
Boultham Park is a beautuful public park in Lincoln. The park was part of an estate in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has space to relax and recharge; to play games and picnic; go for a run or walk the dog; enjoy the wildlife on a lake or woodland walk. There is also lots of wildlife to see in the park, from swans to woodland birds, waterfowl and squirrels.
The Brayford Pool is a natural lake formed from a widening of the River Witham in the center of the city of Lincoln in England. It was used as a port by the Romans – who connected it to the River Trent by constructing the Foss Dyke. The Brayford Waterfront is now one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of Lincoln. It is no longer surrounded by housing, mills, breweries and engine sheds but by a 21st century university, stylish restaurants and internationally renowned hotels.
Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England's oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues. It’s the perfect place to relax at a pavement café overlooking the water or the stunning University of Lincoln campus after a hard days shopping. There is a wide range of restaurants and bars alongside luxury hotels and a multi-screen cinema.
Browne's Hospital is a medieval almshouse in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. It was founded in 1485 by wealthy wool merchant William Browne to provide a home and a house of prayer for twelve poor men and two poor women. The Hospital was richly endowed with property and agricultural land in the neighbourhood. In 1994 it was used for filming, portraying Middlemarch Hospital in George Eliot's Middlemarch, most of which was filmed in Stamford.
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.
Cogglesford Watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff's watermill still in operation in England. The mill sits to the north of Sleaford on banks of River Slea. There is archaeological evidence of a Saxon mill on the site and records in the Domesday book of later mills; the present redbrick structure dates to the late 18th century, with alterations from the 19th Century.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. It includes interactive exhibits including a Jet Provost flight simulator, Vampire T11 Cockpit, exhibitions and artefacts. There is also a courtyard area with Jet Provost aircraft on display.
Crowland Abbey, is a place of prayer and worship in the town of Crowland, Lincolnshire. It was founded in memory of St. Guthlac early in the eighth century by Ethelbald, King of Mercia, but was entirely destroyed and the community slaughtered by the Danes in 866. Crowland is well known to historians as the probable home of the Croyland Chronicle of Pseudo-Ingulf, begun by one of its monks and continued by several other hands.
A privately owned, fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln. Discover the history and heritage of Doddington Hall and enjoy their 360 virtual tours. This Hall is also the setting for many weddings and events, concerts and exhibitions and has five holiday cottages available for short stays. Visitors are able to explore not only the Hall and Gardens but also the Bike Shop, Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Home Store, Farrow & Ball and Country Clothing Store.
Fantasy Island is a family amusement park in Ingoldmells on the East Coast of England. Opened in 1993, it sits in a busy spread of holiday parks. Enjoy exhilarating rides and roller coasters that are sure to test even the bravest thrill-seekers’ nerves. With fun for all the family, Fantasy Island is guaranteed to have everyone laughing and smiling.
One of Britain’s oldest canals dating back to 120AD, the Fossdyke Navigation in Lincolnshire links the River Witham to the River Trent.It was built by the Romans to join Lindum Colonia to the River Trent. The canal has been used to transport cargo for almost 2000 years, including the stone used to build Lincoln Cathedral in the 11th century.
Map of attractions in Lincolnshire