The remains of a 13th century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1367 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent
earthworks. Bolingbroke Castle was besieged and taken by Cromwell's Parliamentarians in 1643. Bolingbroke
Castle is a prime example of 13th-century architectural design and is described as an ‘enclosure’ castle. Such
castles are characterised by curtain walls with towers enclosing a courtyard. Within this courtyard there would
have been timber-framed structures, including a great hall and service buildings, evidence of which was found
in excavations during the 1960s.
This site is managed by Heritage Lincolnshire.
Widely seen as a living memorial to 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2. It holds
one of the rarest aircrafts, an Avro lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including
a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, te only one of its kind known in existence. The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage centre
is the only airfield museum in the country recreated to its original design sited on an original WW2 airfield. Here
you get the atmosphere of what it would have been like at the airfield during WW2. The Avo Lancaster Bomber
NX611 Just Jane, which frequently performs four engined taxi runs ( the only place in the world you can see this
performed on an original airfield). These are unique to the museum and the only place in Europe this is possible.
It it now even possible to pay to ride in the plane during a taxi run. Please enquire for details: 01790 763207
Rising proudly from the flat Lincolnshire fens, Tattershall Castle, with its huge Gothic fireplaces and church-like
windows, was designed to impress. Built by Lord Ralph Cromwell, Treasurer of England, it was designed to show
of his wealth, position and power. The Great Tower is one of the earliest and finest surviving examples of
English medieval brickwork and was saved from exportation to America by Lord Curzon of Kedleston in 1911.
Take the winding staircase, wander through vast echoing chambers and walk out onto the battlements revealing
the beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside.
Lincoln is an ideal city to visit offering an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique
shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink.
The city is easily walkable for visitors with good mobility - the main shopping and tourist area stretches from St
Marks Shopping centre in the south up to the Cathedral Quarter - known locally as 'Uphill'.
Steep Hill, voted Britain's Great Street, connects 'downhill' and 'uphill' Lincoln. Yes, it is steep as its name
suggests, but well worth the walk!
Our nearby seaside resort comes with the classic English seaside holiday activities; the donkey rides on the
beach, the pier, the crazy golf, but there’s more to come from this Lincolnshire town. “Skeggy”, as it’s affectionately
known, is home to several regular international arts and music festivals which transform the town every
year. With rollercoaster rides and a seal sanctuary there’s also plenty for kids to enjoy, whether it’s the thrills of a
ride or the joy of seeing seal pups on their way back to being reintroduced to the wild. With a Blue Flag beach,
Skegness has something for everyone.
Boston is a lively historic port and market town located on the River Witham, joining the North Sea at a part of
the coast known as ‘The Wash’. Boston and its magnificent church are named after St Botolph, an Anglo Saxon
monk, who according to tradition visited the area in the 7th Century. There is a selection of shops, restaurants,
cinemas and historic buildings to explore
Woodhall Spa is a beautiful inland resort with an Edwardian character, set amidst magnificent pine woods.
Regarded as one of Lincolnshire's most attractive villages, Woodhall Spa is famous for its peaceful and relaxing
atmosphere, and with many fine hotels and guest houses it is the perfect location for a short break or holiday.
The village has a variety of attractions including two top class golf courses, the unique 'Kinema in the Woods',
Cottage Museum, Jubilee Park outdoor heated swimming pool and several aviation heritage sites associated
with 617 Squadron (the Dambusters).
Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the
mouth of the Wash. Gibraltar Point impresses by its sheer scale and diversity of wildlife but to appreciate it fully
you need to see it in different seasons. In spring, when the first of the migrants stop off to refuel or establish
territories. In summer, little terns may be seen fishing in the shallows and skylarks are in full song above the
purple haze of the saltmarshes. In autumn, huge whirling flocks of waders can be seen on the high tides. And in
winter, there brent geese, shorelark and snow bunting as well as flocks of redwing and fieldfare.
The attractive valleys of Snipe Dales, fretted by streams, offer wonderful views of the southern Lincolnshire
Wolds. 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
Explore the wilderness of The Wash, the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife, where you can get excellent
views of large groups of waders on the salt water lagoon at high tide. Tree sparrows, yellowhammers and
skylarks are common around the reserve throughout the year, with mad march hares in spring, ringed plovers
in summer and brent geese and hunting harriers in winter.
Lincoln Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln. Construction commenced in 1072 and continued
in several phases throughout the High Middle Ages. Like many of the medieval cathedrals of England it
was built in the Gothic style. It was the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1548). For hundreds of
years the cathedral held one of the four remaining copies of the original Magna Carta, now securely displayed
in Lincoln Castle. The cathedral is the fourth largest in the UK. It is highly regarded by architectural scholars; the
Victorian writer John Ruskin declared: "I have always held ... that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the
most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we
Come and climb 209 steps for the Tower Experience and then visit the Coffee Shop & Gift Shop or reflect in our
sacred space. The kids will love our Treasure Trail & Play Den! St Botolph’s Church is open daily and is free to
enter although charges do apply to the Tower Experience. Daily deals are available from the Coffee Shop with
Soup being served on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is a unique visitor attraction and cares for the largest collection of parrots in the UK,
but there's more than just parrots at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park it's the perfect fun day out for all the family.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is just 6 miles down the road from the cottages, but they also have a mini bus running
from Skegness regularly. Lincolnshire Wildlife Park has its very own rain forest diner, cockatiel bar, adventure
playground, walk through aviary and gift shop.
Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seal pups that become stranded
on Lincolnshire beaches. Visitors can see the seals at various stages of their rehabilitation and hear about the
rescue work at feeding times. Natureland isn't just seals! There are lots more beautiful and amazing animals.
Watch the amusing antics of the penguins, be amazed by the tropical butterflies, squirm at the reptiles and
creepy crawlies, feed the goats in the Pets Corner and marvel at the beautiful tropical fish in the Aquarium.
Skegness Aquarium is an exciting, brand new family attraction exclusive to Skegness! Based on the story and
characters in treasure island, you will find our watery world full of pirate adventure awaits you. Explore the
tanks and spot an incredible variety of fish, from venomous predators to colourful shoals of tropical fish! Watch
above your heads, as small reef sharks will be patrolling in amongst the endearing clown fish
Hardy's Animal Farm is a great day out in over 7 acres of Lincolnshire countryside. You can see pigs being born
in our specially glazed breeding unit, and feed the goats, cattle, and many other animals allowing the children
to learn about modern farming and interact with animals in a safe and fun environment. There is plenty of
space for the kids to run off energy in the adventure playgrounds, while you can relax in the award winning tea
room with a hot drink or a bite to eat. Then if the weather is good, you can all go on a relaxing Cart Ride around
the Farm with Fergie the Tractor.
Located in Ingoldmells lose to Skegness and just a stone’s throw from the beach, Fantasy Island is the ultimate
destination for the whole family. There are so many things to do at Fantasy Island! Our exhilarating rides and
roller coasters will test even the bravest thrill-seekers’ nerves, while those looking for something more
family-friendly will have plenty to choose from. We have Discovery and Adventure for the thrill seekers and
Little Explorer for the little ones. What’s more, Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells, is home to Europe’s largest seven-day
market, where there really is something for everyone. Indulge in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars
across the park as you take a well-earned break