LINCOLNSHIRE, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE
and NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE

 
 
Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre                   Wainfleet, Skegness                 www.bateman.co.uk
A great day out for all the family. Open from 11.30 - 3.30 daily with fun educational tour of the old and new brewhouses at 2.30 and 12.30 (April to October). Look round the virtual reality brewing experience, an entertaining an humorous look at brewing.  Games area where the family can compete on traditional pub games.  Sample fine Batemans beers, with other drinks available. Lincolnshire food available from 12.00 - 2.00.  Browse around the shop before leaving for perfect souvenirs as a reminder of the visit.
Directions: Brown signed off the A52 between Skegness and Boston. 200 yards from Wainfleet railway station.

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Mount Pleasant Windmill                          Kirton-in-Lindsey                  www.mountpleasantwindmill.co.uk
Traditional Working Windmill still producing today between horizontal stones and by windpower 11 different organic stoneground flours. Milling takes place whenever the wind is strong enough to turn the sails. Fresh Organic Breads baked daily. Tea-rooms for light lunches, cream teas and a good selection of home-baked cakes. Guided tours – day or evening. School visits. Ideal coffee-stop for coach parties. Open 6 days a week. Closed on Mondays except Bank Holidays. 10am-5pm.
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The windmill is 18 miles north of the city of Lincoln straight off the A15 and 5 miles from the M180 (Junction 4)

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Alford Five Sailed Windmill and Tea RoomAlfordMill
One of England's finest working windmills milling organic grain. Wholefood shop with flour and cereals. Stylish tea room, deck and garden offering healthy eating. Antiques.

Belton HouseGranthamHouse & Garden
The perfect English country house, set in its own extensive deer park, Belton was designed to impress. Built in the late 17th century for 'Young' Sir John Brownlow, with family fortunes founded in law, it is one of the finest examples of Restoration architecture and was, for centuries, the scene of lavish hospitality. Opulent décor, stunning silverware, imposing paintings and personal mementos convey wealth while retaining a family atmosphere. Delightful gardens, luxuriantly planted orangery and lakeside walks ensure Belton is a pleasure to explore all year round. Featured in the BBC's TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth.

Bolingbroke CastleOld BolingbrokeCastle
The remains of a 13th century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1366 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent earthworks. Besieged and taken by Cromwell's Parliamentarians in 1643.

Burghley HouseStamfordHistoric House and Garden
Burghley House is known as the largest and grandest house of the first Elizabethan Age. There are 35 major rooms, and over 80 lesser rooms, not to mention halls, bathrooms and service areas. Visitor facilities at Burghley include The Orangery Restaurant, which was designed by Capability Brown and features huge windows, providing amazing natural light and a delicious menu. Within the grounds, lies the Gardens of Surprise, incorporating the Historical Garden of Surprises and the Contemporary Sculpture Garden.

Butterfly and Wildlife ParkSpaldingButterfly Farm
A family attraction with one of the largest Tropical Houses in the country filled with myriads of freely flying colourful butterflies surrounding flowering exotic plants and trees. Meet amphibians, snakes, a Caiman, Iguanas, pools of fish and in our separate display, leaf cutting ants. The Insect Gallery contains a range of creepy crawlies, and a chance to handle the creatures if you dare. Walk across to the Birds of prey enclosure and meet Liberty the American Bald Eagle and many more falcons, Owls and Hawks. Experience the speed and dexterity with which some of the birds can fly, exhibited by our expert falconers in the twice daily displays.

Doddington HallDoddington, LincolnHouse & Garden
Doddington Hall & Gardens is a beautiful family-owned Elizabethan mansion, with original walled courtyards and 5 acres of romantic formal and wild gardens. The West Garden includes a box-edged parterre, planted with a superb display of Flag Iris, roses and fabulous herbaceous borders around the mellow brick walls. The Wild Garden contains a turf maze, a temple of the winds, magnificent trees, rare rhododendrons and winter flowering shrubs. All this provides a backdrop for the pageant of thousands of spring bulbs, which commences in February.

Easton Walled GardensGranthamGarden
Easton Walled Gardens was described by President Franklin Roosevelt as a `Dream of Nirvana...almost too good to be true´. 50 years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. 100 years later see the ongoing revival of these magnificent gardens. Funded privately (with the support of visitors) this garden experience is like no other. Alongside the recovery of these 400 year old gardens are; fantastic snowdrops, David Austin Roses, Daffodil and Iris Collections, a cut flower garden, cottage garden and 80m of poppies. Teas and light lunches are served overlooking the garden. Groups can book out of hours if wished.

Gainsborough Golf ClubGainsboroughGolf
Gainsborough is a parkland course with many trees and the 6,724 Karsten Lakes course, designed by Neil Coles, and the 6,620 Thonock Park course are both good tests. Six and 17 are the pick of the lay-out on the Karsten course and water comes into play on several holes - the second at six is across a lake while 17 is a par three across water and the scenery on the back nine is phenomenal. The club has developed an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, catering and the welcome extended to visitors.

Gainsborough Old HallGainsboroughManor House
A little-known gem, Gainsborough Old Hall is among the biggest and best-preserved medieval manor houses in England. It is part timber-framed but mostly brick-built. It was built in the latter part of the 15th century with Elizabethan additions, and has an impressive kitchen with an enormous fireplace, a noble great hall, and an imposing lodgings tower. It will be a rewarding addition to your day out in Lincolnshire.

Gainsthorpe Medieval VillageGainsthorpeAncient Monument
A deserted medieval village, one of the best-preserved examples in England, clearly visible as a complex of grassy humps and bumps. According to legend demolished as a den of thieves, the real reason for its abandonment remains uncertain.

Grantham House Castlegate, GranthamHouse & Garden
Handsome town house, with architectural features from various eras and a riverside walled garden.

Grimsthorpe CastleBourneCastle
Grimsthorpe Castle was built for a visit by Henry VIII in 1541, the imposing Castle sits amongst rolling countryside, surrounded by formal gardens, extensive woodland and a 50-acre lake.

Gunby HallGunby, Nr SpilsbyHouse
Fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens.

Lincoln CathedralLincolnCathedral - Abbey
Lincoln Cathedral is visible from 25 miles away and is a distinguished landmark which is even more stunning close up. Take a guided floor or roof tour, see the imposing West Front with its Romanesque Frieze. Marvel at the wonderful 14th century stone carvings on the choir screen or visit the famous library, one of only two designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Visitors are always welcome to join in any of the daily services.

Louth Playgoers Riverhead TheatreLouthTheatre - Arts Centre
The Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre offers a warm welcome to everyone. It’s the home of the Louth Playgoers Society and offers a full programme of traditional and new events that appeal to everyone. There’s a 209 seat main auditorium and a 91 seat studio theatre which are both fully accessible to the disabled. There is also ample on site parking.

Medieval Bishops` PalaceLincolnBishops Palace
Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected enormous power and wealth. Explore the site as part of a day out in Lincoln with our audio tour to see the undercrofted East Hall; and the chapel range and entrance tower built by Bishop William Alnwick, who modernised the palace in the 1430s. Relax and enjoy the unique contemporary Heritage Garden, a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Monksthorpe ChapelMonksthorpe, Nr SpilsbyChurch - Chapel
Remote late 17th-century Baptist chapel on the Gunby Hall Estate.

Normanby Hall Country ParkNormanbyGarden
Whether you love gardens, wildlife or history, or just want a great day out with the whole family, Normanby is the place to be. The Regency Hall is set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland, woodland and pleasure grounds. Admire the stunning herbaceous borders in the Secret and Sunken Gardens, and step back in time in the award winning Victorian walled kitchen garden with its wall-trained fruit and full range of glasshouses including a peach case and vinery. All the fruit and vegetables are grown organically and date from before 1901. There are wonderful displays of naturalised bulbs in spring and good autumn colour.

Parrot ZooFriskneyZoo
The Parrot Zoo is home to over 1300 parrots, covering in excess of 90 species. The Quality Assured Visitor Attraction enables you to see the largest collection of parrots in the UK. With something for all the family, our Bunny Village, Cafe, Licensed bar and Nature Reserve will keep everyone happy.

Pink Pig FarmScunthorpeFarm Park
The Pink Pig is an award winning farm shop, restaurant and family fun attraction. Set in the ample grounds of Holme Hall, you’ll find fun for the whole family, relax in the comfortable café restaurant over a frothy cappuccino or discover the fun to be had on the farm.

Pleasure Island Theme ParkCleethorpesTheme Park
Pleasure Island Family Theme Park has an array of attractions from the white knuckle rides through to family and children´s rides. Refreshments can also be obtained from the various eating places located throughout the park. Live shows can be seen during the course of your visit, check the timetable on entering the park so you can plan for a fun-packed day.

Rushmoor Country Park and Lincolnshire Rare Breed PoultryLouthFarm Park
All Creatures Great and Small waiting to meet you and be picked up and cuddled. Large play areas, bouncy castle and excellent tea room.

Sibsey Trader WindmillSibseyMill
Built in 1877, this restored six storey mill with complete gear, sails and fantail still works today. The award-winning tearoom sells produce made from the mill's organic, stone-ground flour.

Skegness Natureland Seal SanctuarySkegnessSeal Sanctuary
Natureland rehabilitates orphaned and injured seals that are washed ashore on Lincolnshire beaches. Also - aquarium, tropical birds and butterflies, penguins, pets corner, etc, etc.

Skegness PierSkegnessTheme Park
Skegness Pier is one of the largest indoor family entertainment centres on the East Coast. With free admission, it is open all year and features all the latest amusements, video machines and a casino area. Full size AMF Bowling, Laser quest Arena and Captain Kids children's indoor play area, have something to suit all ages.

South Holland CentreSpaldingTheatre - Arts Centre
The South Holland Centre is situated in Spalding's town centre and provides a diverse range of arts and entertainment including theatre, dance, music, comedy and pantomime. Along with approximately 100 live performances each year, the centre also has about 160 workshops, over 250 cinema screenings.

Stamford Arts CentreStamfordTheatre - Arts Centre
Drawing on a rich heritage dating from the eighteenth century, here at Stamford Arts Centre we aim to provide the best in live arts for Stamford and the surrounding area developing an ever-widening programme consisting of a broad range of Drama, Cinema, Dance, Classical Music, Folk, Jazz, Comedy, Literature, Talks, Children's Shows, and a variety of Workshops for both children and adults.

Tattershall CastleTattershall, LincolnCastle
Explore the six floors of this rare red-brick medieval castle built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England and one of the most powerful men in the country. Let the audio guide create a picture of what life was like at Tattershall Castle in the 15th century. Climb the 150 steps from the basement to the battlements and enjoy the magnificent views of the Lincolnshire countryside, then explore the grounds, moats, bridges and neighbouring church, also built by Ralph Cromwell.

Tattershall CollegeTattershallOther Building
Remains of a grammar school for church choristers, founded in the mid-15th century by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, the builder of nearby Tattershall Castle (National Trust).

Thornton Abbey and GatehouseThornton AbbeyAbbey
Thornton Abbey's enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse is the largest and amongst the finest in England. This North Lincolnshire tourist attraction is the ideal way to spend a day exploring this interesting tourist attraction. Discover the turbulent lives of its former residents and try to spot the local wildlife, the more modern inhabitants of the abbey ruins. Why not visit nearby St Peter’s church and unlock the Buried Lives exhibit.

Usher Art GalleryLincolnArt Gallery
Set in the beautiful grounds of the Temple Gardens, the Gallery houses an exquisite collection of Fine and Decorative arts. The original Usher bequest of clocks and watches, porcelain, silver, enamels, miniatures and coins remains the core of the Usher Gallery's permanent collection, with a selection of pieces still displayed in the original cases. However, the collection has expanded and continues to grow, encompassing a wide range of Fine and Decorative Art, from Neo-Classical sculpture to contemporary portraiture and crafts.

Woodside Falconry & Conservation CentreNewball, LincolnBird of Prey Centre
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Centre, the perfect day out where the whole family can get up close to our birds and animals. There's plenty to do indoors and outside. Daily flying displays with owls, eagles and falcons at 12pm and 3pm. Get your hands on spiders, snakes and creepy crawlies in our reptile handling sessions. Explore our mini rainforest with butterflies, plants and birds. Meet our monkeys, emus and raccoons and watch our racing pigs and ferrets. Take a woodland walk, let the kids run wild in the play areas and then wind down in our gift shop and tea rooms with home-cooked food.

Woolsthorpe ManorWoolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Nr GranthamHouse
Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642 and he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here. A complex figure, Newton notched up careers as diverse as Cambridge Professor and Master of the Royal Mint, spent years studying alchemy and the Bible as well as science, and was President of the Royal Society – whose 350th anniversary it is in 2010. You can still see the famous apple tree from Isaac's bedroom window and enjoy the Discovery Centre.


 
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Ayscoughee Hall MuseumSpalding
Barton Clay PitsScunthorpe
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Baysgarth House MuseumBarton-upon-Humber
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Brigg Tourist Information CentreBrigg
Butlins SkegnessSkegness
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Cathedral City CruisesLincoln
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Church Farm MuseumSkegness
City Sightseeing LincolnLincoln
Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl GardensAlford
Cleethorpes Coast Light RailwayCleethorpes
Cleethorpes Humber Estuary Discovery CentreCleethorpes
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Cobb Hall CentreLincoln
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Cranwell Aviation Heritage CentreSleaford
Dogdyke Steam Pumping StationTattershall
Ellis WindmillLincoln
Elsham Hall Country & Wildlife ParkBrigg
Epworth Old RectoryEpworth
Fun FarmSpalding
Fun FarmGrantham
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve and Visitor CentreSkegness
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Grantham Tourist Information CentreGrantham
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Hardy's Animal FarmSkegness
Hartsholme Country ParkLincoln
Heckington WindmillHeckington
Horncastle Tourist Information CentreHorncastle
Hub Centre for Craft Design and MakingSleaford
Humberside International AirportKirmington
Immingham MuseumImmingham
Jews' CourtLincoln
Kirton PotteryKirton in Linsey
Lakeside Leisure LimitedSkegness
Laser StormWeston
Lawn Visitor CentreLincoln
Lincoln CastleLincoln
Lincoln Tourist Information CentreLincoln
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage CentreSpilsby
Lincolnshires Lifelong AdventureNorth Somercotes
Lindholme Leisure LakesEpworth
Louth Tourist Information CentreLouth
Mablethorpe Tourist Information CentreMablethorpe
Magical World of Fantasy Island Blue Anchor LeisureIngoldmells
Manor House MuseumAlford
Manor Stables Craft CentreFulbeck
Market Rasen RacecourseMarket Rasen
Mrs Smith's CottageNavenby
Museum of Lincolnshire LifeLincoln
National Fishing Heritage CentreGrimsby
Natural World CentreLincoln
North Ings Farm Museum and RailwayDorrington
North Lincolnshire MuseumScunthorpe
Northcote Heavy Horse CentreSpilsby
Old Smithy & Heritage Centre, TheOwston Ferry
PearoomHeckington
Pinchbeck Engine and Land Drainage MuseumSpalding
Rand Farm ParkMarket Rasen
Road Transport Museum, TheNorth Hykeham, Lincoln
Roger Heaton StudioGrantham
Ropewalk Contemporary Art and CraftBarton-upon-Humber
Seven Lakes Leisure ParkScunthorpe
Skegness Tourist Information CentreSkegness
Skegness Water Leisure ParkIngoldmells
Sleaford Tourist Information CentreSleaford
South Holland Tourist Information CentreSpalding
Spalding Bulb Museum and Horticultural ExhibitionSpalding
St Andrew's ChurchEpworth
St Peter`s ChurchBarton-upon-Humber
Stables StudioMartin
Stamford MuseumStamford
Steam RailtoursBrigg
Tallington Lakes LimitedTallington
Tattershall Park Country ClubTattershall
Threeways PotteryBurgh-le-March
Trolleybus Museum at SandtoftSandtoft
Waltham WindmillWaltham, Grimsby
Water's Edge Country ParkBarton-upon-Humber
Wesley Memorial Methodist ChurchEpworth
Whitegates CottageBratoft, Nr Spilsby
Wrawby PostmillBrigg
Ye Olde Curiosity MuseumMablethorpe

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