Places to visit
Greenfield Farm B&B is centrally place for exploring all that Lincolnshire has to offer.
Below is a taster of places to visit during your stay, offering just a snapshot of the many varied things that Lincolnshire has to offer.
The Lincolnshire Wolds
The lovely Lincolnshire Wolds, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) is five minutes away. It is a haven for walkers for leisurely strolls, serious treks or pub walks. Wander around ‘Tennyson Country’ with quaint villages and churches waiting to be explored.
The Viking Way, a long distance footpath, passes through the market town of Horncastle. Horncastle has a wonderful variety of shops selling antiques and collectables.
A panoramic drive across the Wolds takes you to Louth, ‘the Capital of the Wolds’, a Georgian market town with wonderful architecture and many independent shops. St James Church spire soars 295 feet high, the tallest parish spire in the country.
Lincoln Cathedral and Castle
Just 20 minutes drive takes you to Lincoln, dominated by one of Europe’s finest Cathedrals, sitting high on the hill. Close by is the Norman Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068, on the site of a former Roman Fortress. There you will find one of four remaining copies of the Magna Carta in its’ home in the newly refurbished Lincoln Castle. The Cathedral Quarter is also home to the Bishops Old Palace, managed by English Heritage. This is an area steeped in heritage, with timbered buildings and cobbled streets, individual shops, restaurants and cafes.
Take the walk down ‘Steep Hill’ to explore modern Lincoln – with shopping and the University, or to take a boat trip from the Brayford Pool.
Lincolnshire’s Aviation Heritage
We are close to the East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre with Just Jane the Lancaster Bomber, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby and many other notable RAF memorials and exhibitions.
Cadwell Park Race Circuit is fifteen minutes drive away, easily one of the most picturesque circuits and perhaps one of British motorsport’s best-kept secrets.
Horse racing at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire’s only racecourse, is nine miles away.
Tattershall and Woodhall Spa
Take a drive to the splendid red brick medieval Tattershall Castle, owned by the the National Trust. Explore the six floors and climb the 150 steps from the basement to the battlements. Visit the Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity next door, also built by Ralph Cromwell.
The Spa town of Woodhall is close by, the home of the English Golf Union (EGU) and the finest inland golf course in the country. Home to ‘The Dambusters’ 617 squadron memorial. Go back in time and visit The Kinema in the Woods with its unusual rear-projection system cinema with an operational Compton theatre organ.
A Few More Suggestions…
- National Trust Properties, Tattershall Castle, Gunby Hall, Belton House and Woolsthorpe Manor
- Gainsborough Old Hall
- The Coast and Gibraltar Point
- Alford – Working Windmill and Craft Markets
- Boston Stump
- Doddington Hall and Gardens nr Lincoln
- Market Towns, Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby, Alford and Market Rasen
- Farmer’s markets, Food Fairs and Festivals,
- Antique fairs at Newark, Swinderby and Lincoln
- Horncastle and Hemswell antique centres
- Stamford and Burghley House
- Gardens including many NGS Open Gardens http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden.aspx
Photos courtesy of East Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council