Lincolnshire is most well-known for its seaside resorts and the traditional British holidays they offer, particularly Skegness, "the Blackpool of the east coast". But away from the neon flashing lights of the promenade there are large expanses of unspoilt nature, both along the coast and inland, that also make the county ideal for rural retreats. Lincolnshire compliments both with a rich culture and heritage that makes the county and its people unlike any other in Britain. Aviation heritage is particularly strong and there are some incredible air displays and museums that are a must-see on any visit to the county.
Places to go in Lincolnshire
The Lincolnshire coast is famous for its seaside resorts with hundreds of tourists visiting every year for their mix of fun, sun and sand. Skegness is the most well-known, but Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes also offer the traditional British seaside holiday experience. Skegness is home to Fantasy Island amusement park and Natureland Seal Sanctuary, while further up the coast in Cleethorpes is Pleasure Island theme park. Although the seaside resorts get a lot of the attention, much of Lincolnshire’s coast has remained untouched by man and is a haven for nature and wildlife. Go for a walk along one of the coastal trails, take in the invigorating sea air and enjoy the stunning scenery. Make sure to bring binoculars so you can get a good look at wildlife such as ospreys and seals. The Fens wetlands in the south and the Wolds hills in the northeast are popular for walking and cycling, with the Wolds hosting the county’s annual walking festival.
Our Top Picks in Lincolnshire
We want you to enjoy the best that Lincolnshire has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;
One of the most iconic cathedrals in Britain, Lincoln Cathedral is well worth spending a morning walking around. The cathedral is famous for its overall architecture, imp carving, rose windows, vaults, choir and organ. You can look around on your own or join one of the regular tours that include the floor, roof and towers.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Come and see a mix of some of the cutest and some of the most dangerous animals at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness. The highlight of the day is always feeding time for the seals and penguins. The centre also has an aquarium, tropical house featuring crocodiles, and a ‘pets corner’ that includes goats, turkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs.
The birthplace of the great British thinker Sir Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe Manor is a modest 17th Century yeoman's farmhouse. It was here where Newton made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity. The famous apple tree still stands outside his bedroom window. The building is open to the public for part of the year and gives you a great insight into his life.
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