Holiday cottages in Lincolnshire

The iconic Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England by area, bordered by eight other counties and boasting fifty miles of superb coastline stretching from The Humber in the north to The Wash in the south. Many of its beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status. The Lincolnshire Wolds has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and boasts being the birthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson.
In the north of the county lies the seaside town of Mablethorpe, with four miles of unbroken coastline and blue flag beaches there is something on offer for everyone. From the North Beach of Mablethorpe, the popular sand train offers a regular service for visitors who love to take in the sea air whilst enjoying the scenery. There is also a wealth of things for holidaymakers including a beachfront skate park, pitch and putt and a funfair. For days out visit Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Nature Centre and the Dunes Family Entertainment Centre.

One of the country’s first seaside resorts to welcome visitors and still popular today is Skegness. Take a stroll along the front and you will find a wonderland of family attractions. Funfairs, crazy golf, ten-pin bowling and go-karting are amongst some of the many activities that will keep you and your family entertained. If you simply want to relax try the Compass Gardens where you can sit back and watch the world go by. The beach at Skegness has been awarded Blue Flag status, giving you peace of mind that it is safe and clean. For those of you who are looking for fun, there are numerous events that take place throughout the year. Visit Captain Kids Adventure World where you can take the kids to burn off some energy, or Natureland, situated at the northern end of Skegness seafront which has a specialised collection of animals including seals, penguins, meerkats, reptiles, pets corner and much more.

For those seeking culture just seven miles from Skegness is Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, home to the Massingberd family until 1967. Explore the three floors inside and stroll in the colourful gardens or take longer walks where you can follow in the footsteps of Lord Alfred Tennyson and Ralph Vaughan Williams. At night enjoy a visit to the cinema, take in a show at the Embassy Theatre, drink in one of the many bars or have a meal in one of Skegness’s many fine restaurants.

Although famous for the only racecourse in Lincolnshire, there is much more to see in Market Rasen. A small bustling market town standing on the River Rase on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Market Rasen is surrounded by rich farmland. There are all kinds of shops in the town as well as the market offering local produce clothes and gifts. There are many cycle paths and a selection of woodland walks and trails in the area for those who enjoy the outdoors. The village of Tealby nearby is often described as the prettiest village in Lincolnshire where you can visit the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire, The King’s Head built in 1367, and enjoy a three-course meal, a pint or glass of wine and simply unwind.

Lying at the eastern edge of the Wolds is the busy market town of Louth. With a maze of narrow streets and Georgian and early-Victorian architecture, there are some notable historic buildings to visit including the 15th century St James Church with its 295-foot spire, the tallest Anglican church spire in England. Situated on the edge of the town is Hubbard’s Hill, a pretty valley and lovely area of naturally formed parkland. Its riverside setting makes for the perfect picnic location. There are plenty of tea rooms, cafes, pubs and restaurants offering mouth-watering fresh produce from the local farmers markets.

For those seeking a city break, set in the heart of Lincolnshire, the city of Lincoln offers plenty of history combined with independent boutique shopping, culture and arts and a huge variety of places to eat and drink. The city itself is easily walkable for visitors with the main shopping area stretching from St Marks Shopping Centre to the Cathedral Quarter. With over one thousand years of history, Lincoln Castle home to the 1215 Magna Carta is well worth a visit. Lincoln Cathedral boasts magnificent views over the Lincolnshire countryside.

To the north of the city lies miles of open countryside and inland waterways ideal for those who love walking and wildlife. Here you will find one of the country’s best preserved medieval manor houses and picturesque canal and riverside spots. For those wishing to see as much of Lincoln as possible in a shorter time space, take a ride on Tour Lincoln, the open top sightseeing bus with live commentary for one of the best ways to experience the city for yourself. Lincolnshire has so much to offer any visitor from the City to the Coast, there is something for everyone!