Places to visit in Lincolnshire
From picturesque Wolds villages to vibrant coastal resorts, there are some truly special places to visit in Lincolnshire.
The region is a place where you can see the very best of coast, country and city, with so much to see and do. From the busy resorts of Skegness and Cleethorpes to the city of Lincoln and towns of Louth and Market Rasen. There are so many picturesque places just waiting to be discovered.
Here’s our guide to some of our favourite places to visit in Lincolnshire which you should certainly consider during your stay with us.
Whether you’re visiting for the day, staying for the weekend or longer, you’ll find your days packed with things to do, places to visit and experiences you’ll never forget. Walk along the front at Skegness and it’s a wonderland of family friendly attractions – go-karting, ten-pin bowling, funfairs and crazy golf are just some of the activities that will keep you entertained. If you want to kick back and relax then the Compass Gardens is a great place to sit and watch the world go by.
Chapel St Leonards
Situated just 7 miles from Skegness, Chapel St Leonards is a popular seaside holiday village. Full of entertainment and things to do, Chapel is fun for all the family. The sheltered beach is a great place for families to spend time enjoying the seaside and the promenade provides a great place for a gentle walk to Chapel Point, once part of the defences during the Second World War. The village is renowned for its family friendly pubs and is bursting with independent shops and cafes.
Sutton On Sea
The pride and joy of this charming quaint seaside town is its glorious beach which has been attracting holidaymakers since the days of Queen Victoria’s reign. There’s plenty to see and do, be it a gentle stroll along the promenade or some family fun in the Pleasure Gardens where you will find a paddling pool, bowling green and a children’s play area, set against a beautiful backdrop of floral displays.
Explore hidden valleys and discover sleepy stone villages… welcome to the Lincolnshire Wolds. For over forty years it has been an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rolling countryside that challenges misconceptions of Lincolnshire being flat. Exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds and its market towns is a breeze. Choose from leisurely walks to serious treks. The picturesque Wolds villages of Tealby and Walesby are also well worth a visit…
Lincoln offers a unique, heritage city experience. The city is crowned by Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe’s finest examples of Gothic architecture, which sits across a picturesque cobbled square from Lincoln Castle. Lincoln isn’t all about heritage though – there is a vibrant food & drink scene in the city, including locally sourced fine-dining, real ale & craft beers along with quaint tea rooms and cafes. The Brayford Waterfront is a sure stop for a meal or drink with a great selection of bars, pubs and restaurants with stunning waterfront views.
This is a small bustling market town standing on the River Rase on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is surrounded by rich farmland. Although famous for the only racecourse in Lincolnshire, Market Rasen is packed full of independent shops selling fresh local produce, clothes and gifts.
Known as the capital of the Wolds, Louth is a charming market town offers an array of attractions and activities: from the stunning St James’ Church sporting the tallest medieval parish spire in the country, to the shopping area dotted with countless independent retailers, inns and magnificent Georgian and Victorian houses. Visit the bustling weekly markets and sample some of Lincolnshire’s finest produce, selling everything from speciality cheeses through to Lincolnshire Plum Loaf.
Be captivated by the beauty of this thriving market town in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, nestled between the River Bain and River Waring. This quintessentially English market town is brimming with a great selection of antique shops, galleries, award winning coffee houses and restaurants and cosy traditional pubs. There are also a growing number of artisan shops offering unique clothing and gifts. Originating from Roman times, and claimed in the Doomsday Book of 1086 to be owned by King William, Horncastle is steeped in heritage and history.
A day at Cleethorpes beach is a day well spent with everything you can imagine in this traditional seaside town. With four-and-a-half miles of golden sands, visitors are spoilt for choice in this popular beach resort. Bring your bucket and spade and spend a day building sandcastles, or use the beach as a makeshift football or cricket pitch.