Things to do
There's something for everyone in the area, from exploring the History and Culture of Lincoln or walking through the countryside, to visiting a variety of childrens' attractions; shopping, eating & drinking amongst the cobbled streets of uphill Lincoln or simply sitting by the canal to watch the boats go by.
Countryside and Nature
Whisby Nature reserve is popular with bird watchers and walkers. Across the border in Nottinghamshire is Sherwood Forest, the National Trust's Clumber Park and Rufford Abbey.
A number of easy cycle routes are available for guests who want to explore the area on two wheels. There are many Geocaches in and around Saxilby reachbable on foot or by bike.
Sundown Adventure Land is a popular day out for families with children under 10 and there are a number of Farm Parks close by for children of all ages to enjoy.
Shopping, Eating and Drinking
Lincoln is described as a ‘city of two halves’. The tranquil ‘Uphill’ area with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and Medieval Castle mixes 2000 years of history with many specialist shops and café bars. In contrast, the lively ‘Downhill’ area has all the High Street retailers in pedestrianised shopping areas and the Brayford Waterfront provides a variety of places to eat and drink. In September 2011 Lincolnshire was voted 'Britain's Favourite Food spot'.
Culture and History
Visit the world famous Cathedral, 'one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe', which was used in the Da Vinci Code film or walk around the Castle walls and see one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. You can still drive through one of the original Roman entrances to the city and with a mixture of museums, antiques and modern art, there is something for everyone. Saxilby is a large picturesque village situated on the Fossdyke, thought to be the oldest working canal in England.
Follow one of the Aviation Trails around the nearby airfields from which the famous Dambusters flew during the Second World War.
12th May Cycle Grand Prix around Lincoln
17th May Dambusters 70th Anniversary at Lincoln Cathedral
18th May Lincoln Dragon boat festival - Brayford Waterfront
25th-26th May 15th Century war games on horseback at Lincoln Castle
3rd-4th June Antiques and Home Show at Lincolnshire Showground
6th-7th June Newark Antique Fair at Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground
Quick links to help you plan your stay
History and Culture
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Doddington Hall and Gardens and Farm shop
Europe's largest Antique Centre - Hemswell Antiques
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
The Collection - Lincoln Art and Archaeology Museum
Japanese Garden and Meditation Centre.