Lincolnshire Attractions

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Scale: Barton on Humber is about 87 miles from Stamford, and Lincoln is about 45 miles from Mablethorpe.

Ferries Ferry indicated is Kingston upon Hull.

Airports Airport indicated is Humberside International.

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Attraction 1 - Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1QG Tel: 01507 473346. mablethorpe-seals.co.uk.
Attraction 2 - National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby DN31 1HU Tel: 01472 323345
Attraction 3 - Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PD. Tel: 01476 871000. belvoircastle.com.
Attraction 4 - Lincoln Cathedral, 4 Priorygate, Lincoln LN2 1PL. Tel: 01522 561600. lincolncathedral.com.
Attraction 5 - Market Rasen Racecourse, Legsby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3EA Tel: 01673 843434. marketrasenraces.co.uk
Attraction 6 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby LN4 4SY. Tel: 01526 344041.

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Visitor attractions and information - Alford

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AttractionsAlford Windmill, The Five Sailed Windmill, East Street, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9EQ. Tel: 01507 462136. One of England’s finest working windmills, milling organic flours. The six-storey windmill has a Tea Room and garden, wholefood shop, restored bakery oven and antiques in the old Engine House. Location: In the centre of Alford.

Alford windmill
Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsClaythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens, Aby, Nr. Alford, Lincolnshire. LN13 ODU. Tel: 01507 450687. Home to over 500 birds from exotic waterfowl, ducks, geese and swans, to crowned cranes, storks and ibis. There are peacocks and pheasants, cockerels,wallabies, goats and a miniature Shetland pony. Bygone Exhibit Area, Ye Olde Bakery Shop Tableaux, an Enchanted Fairy Tale Woods, and little Country Fare and Gift Shops. About 4 miles west of Alford.

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsLouth Museum, 4 Broadbank, Louth, Lincs, LN11 0EQ. Tel: 01507 601211. A small museum in the beautiful historic market town of Louth, built in 1910 by the Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society and is still run by them today. The Museum consists of The Panorama Gallery, The Ludalinks Gallery and The Town Gallery. www.louthmuseum.co.uk. About 10 miles northwest of Alford.

Louth Museum

Attractions Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1QG Tel: 01507 473346. A seal and seabird hospital and wildlife from around the world. www.mablethorpe-seals.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Alford.

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary

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Visitor attractions and information - Bourne

Attractions Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9DX. Tel: 01778 421435. Centred in the heart of the community, your local Bourne Leisure Centre offers something for everyone. With a range of different activities we are confident that we have the right activity for you! Location: In the centre of Bourne.

Bourne Leisure Centre

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

Attractions Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens. Grimsthorpe, Bourne, PE10 0LY. Tel: 01778 591205 Visitors who bring their bicycles can set off and explore the further reaches of the park using waymarked tracks (and a map from our ticket point). There's also an opportunity to take a ride in our minibus and view the park with a knowledgeable guide. Charges apply. grimsthorpe.co.uk. About 4 miles north west of Bourne.

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

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Visitor attractions and information for Boston

Attractions Heckington Windmill, Pocklington's Yard, Station Road, Heckington. Tel:01529 461919. Heckingtons fully restored windmill is the the only working eight-sailed windmill in the country. About 8 miles west of Boston.

Heckington Windmill

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Visitor attractions and information - Brigg

AttractionsGainsthorpe Medieval Village. A deserted medieval village, one of the best-preserved examples in England, clearly visible as a complex of grassy humps and bumps. Maintained by English Heritage. About 5 miles southwest of Brigg.

Gainsthorpe Medieval Village

AttractionsNorth Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BD. Tel: 01724 843533. The museum tells the story of North Lincolnshire through displays of geology, biology and social history. About 7 miles west of Brigg.

North Lincolnshire Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Cleethorpes

AttractionsPleasure Island Family Theme Park, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0PL .Tel: 01472 211511. Family fun including "Hyper Blaster" - a terrifying tower ride that blasts you skywards at positive 2G's then crashes back to earth. Plus plenty of family rides, sealions, circus and the musical Time Machine Show. www.pleasure-island.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Cleethorpes.

Pleasure Island Family Theme Park

Attractions National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby DN31 1HU Tel: 01472 323345. One of Grimsby's most popular tourist attractions is the award winning National Fishing Heritage Centre, situated on Alexandra Dock, where the fascinating history of the local fishing industry is brought alive. About 2 miles west of Cleethorpes.

National Fishing Heritage Centre

Attractions Ross Castle, built between 1883 and 1885 by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company on Cleethorpes seafront, has undergone a major revamp (photo left). In Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes Ross Castle

Attractions Cleethorpes Pier was built in 1872 and opened on August Bank Holiday 1873. It now measures 335 feet compared to its original 1200 feet. The end used to reach the water even in low tide because of its length. The pier is celebrating its 127th birthday in 2000. In 1985 it was transformed into a modern night club which held about 700 people. In Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes pier

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Visitor attractions and information - Coningsby

AttractionsBattle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby LN4 4SY. Tel: 01526 344041. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks, and a Dakota. These aircraft are all still flying , and can be seen at a variety of air shows in the summer months. Location: On the outskirts of Coningsby.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Attractions Tattershall Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 4LR. Tel: 01526 342543. A dramatic 15th-century red-brick tower, with six floors to explore. National Trust charges apply. About 2 miles south of Coningsby.

Tattershall Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Gainsborough

Attractions Captain Jack’s Adventure, Chancery Lane, Retford, DN22 6DF. Join us aboard Captain Jack’s Adventure for family fun at Retford's indoor soft play centre. We offer great food, family fun, toddler sessions and fantastic children's parties! Open seven days a week we provide a safe fun environment where children can play and parent’s/carers can relax in comfort and enjoy quality food and drink from our café. With a separate toddler and junior soft play area we are able to provide a safe exciting play experience for all under 13’s. Tel: 01777 869966. www.captainjacksadventure.co.uk. About 7 miles south of Gainsborough.

Captain Jacks Adventure

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Attractions Hewitt's Windmill, Heapham, near Gainsborough. Tel: 01427 838230. A working mill producing organic flour. About 2 miles east of Gainsborough.

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Gainsborough Old Hall

Attractions Gainsborough Old Hall, Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB. Tel: 01427 612669. Magnificent medieval manor. Charges apply. Location: In the centre of Gainsborough.

historic house

Chesterfield Canal

Attractions Chesterfield Canal Trust. The Trust aims to promote the full restoration and development of the Chesterfield Canal. Already the Chesterfield Canal has much to offer; the 46-mile canal has narrow locks, wide locks, and tunnels. It originally ran from the River Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield. It is currently only navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham. The section near Chesterfield offers the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre at Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S41 7JB. Tel: 01246 551035. Main towns near the canal - Rotherham Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough.

Chesterfield Canal Trust

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Visitor attractions and information for Grantham

Attractions Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PD. Tel: 01476 871000. Home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, superbly situated overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. Magnificent staterooms containing notable paintings, tapestries and fine furniture. Also visit the Queen's Lancers Museum. The Stewards Restaurant is open throughout the season (Tel: 01476 871024). www.belvoircastle.com. About 5 miles west of Grantham.

Belvoir Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

Attractions Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens. Grimsthorpe, Bourne, PE10 0LY. Tel: 01778 591205 Visitors who bring their bicycles can set off and explore the further reaches of the park using waymarked tracks (and a map from our ticket point). There's also an opportunity to take a ride in our minibus and view the park with a knowledgeable guide. Charges apply. www.grimsthorpe.co.uk. About 9 miles south of Grantham.

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Attractions Belton House, Belton, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS. Tel: 01476 566116. Belton offers the variety of peace and tranquility or if you prefer plenty to see and do. There are formal gardens, deer park and a large adventure playground. Used as a film location for the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Tom Jones'. National Trust. Charges apply. About 2 miles north of Grantham.

Belton House

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Attractions Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre. Heath Farm, near Cranwell, Sleaford. Tel: 01529 488490. The Royal Air Force College, Cranwell opened in 1920. The college is home to the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre which has photographs and exhibits of Cranwell's fascinating history. About 10 miles north east of Grantham.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Grimsby

AttractionsPleasure Island Family Theme Park, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0PL .Tel: 01472 211511. Family fun including "Hyper Blaster" - a terrifying tower ride that blasts you skywards at positive 2G's then crashes back to earth. Plus plenty of family rides, sealions, circus and the musical Time Machine Show. www.pleasure-island.co.uk. Location: About 3 miles east of Grimsby.

Pleasure Island Family Theme Park

Attractions National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby DN31 1HU Tel: 01472 323345. One of Grimsby's most popular tourist attractions is the award winning National Fishing Heritage Centre, situated on Alexandra Dock, where the fascinating history of the local fishing industry is brought alive. Location: In the centre of Grimsby.

National Fishing Heritage Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Horncastle

Attractions Snipe Dales Nature Reserve, near Hagworthingham Tel: 01522 552821. North of the B1195 between Spilsby and Horncastle. Waymarked trails lead through both the nature reserve and country park where you can enjoy ponds, broad open, rides and steep sided valleys and streams. About 4 miles east of Horncastle.

Snipe Dales Nature Reserve

AttractionsBolingbroke Castle, Old Bolingbroke. An interesting 13th century stone enclosure fortress. Surrounded by a large moat are the remains of a hexagonal curtain wall with a twin-towered gatehouse, an octagonal tower and semi-circular towers, flanking the angles. The site is managed by the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire. www.bolingbrokecastle.com. About 6 miles southeast of Horncastle.

Bolingbroke Castle

Attractions St. Mary's Church, Horncastle. The Church of St. Mary's has the 13 scythe blades said to have been used in the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536. On the South Aisle wall is a memorial to Sir Ingram Hopton who was killed at the Civil War Battle of Winceby in 1643. The Battlefield site lies near Snipedales Country Park and Nature Reserve, east of the town. Location: In the centre of Horncastle.

Horncastle church

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Visitor attractions and information - Leadenham

Attractions Newark Castle, Castle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Tel: 01636 655765. Newark Castle is located in the town centre, off Castle Gate, in a park that is open daily. Historic ruins dating back to the early 12th century. Fine Norman gatehouse. About 10 mile east of Leadenham.

Newark Castle

Attractions Newark Air Museum Ltd., Winthorpe Showground, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY. Tel: 01636 707170. Newark Air Museum is located on the former World War Two airfield of Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire. Its diverse collection of seventy [70] aircraft and cockpit sections cover the history of aviation, plus an excellent Café and an extensive Shop. Check for details of Special Event Days on the museum’s website. Open: Everyday except December 24th, 25th & 26th and January 1st; November to February daily 1000 – 1600 hours; October to March daily 1000 – 1700 hours (including weekends & Bank Holidays). Admission charges apply. www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk. About 10 mile east of Leadenham.

Newark Air Museum

Belton House

Attractions Belton House, Belton, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS. Tel: 01476 566116. Belton offers the variety of peace and tranquility or if you prefer plenty to see and do. There are formal gardens, deer park and a large adventure playground. Used as a film location for the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Tom Jones'. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles south of Leadenham.

Belton House

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Visitor attractions and information - Lincoln

Attractions Lincoln Cathedral, 4 Priorygate, Lincoln LN2 1PL. Tel: 01522 561600. The county's greatest attraction has 3 great towers that dominate the city and can be seen from miles around. The central tower stands 271 ft high, the second highest in the country after Salisbury Cathedral. Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, construction began in 1072. The entrance is below the famous mid-12th century frieze on the west front. www.lincolncathedral.com. Location: In the centre of Lincoln.

Lincoln Cathedral

Attractions Lincoln Castle is an impressive 11th century stone motte and bailey fortress, built on the site of the original Roman Fort of Lindum. The immense 12th century curtain wall is flanked by two mottes, two gates, and a large round tower "Cobb Hall". The Magna Carta, one of only four surviving originals sealed by King John after his meeting with the Barons at Runnymede in 1215, is now housed within Lincoln Castle. Location: In the centre of Lincoln.

Lincoln Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Louth

AttractionsAlford Windmill, The Five Sailed Windmill, East Street, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9EQ. Tel: 01507 462136. One of England’s finest working windmills, milling organic flours. The six-storey windmill has a Tea Room and garden, wholefood shop, restored bakery oven and antiques in the old Engine House. About 9 miles southeast of Louth.

Alford windmill

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsClaythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens, Aby, Nr. Alford, Lincolnshire. LN13 ODU. Tel: 01507 450687. Home to over 500 birds from exotic waterfowl, ducks, geese and swans, to crowned cranes, storks and ibis. There are peacocks and pheasants, cockerels,wallabies, goats and a miniature Shetland pony. Bygone Exhibit Area, Ye Olde Bakery Shop Tableaux, an Enchanted Fairy Tale Woods, and little Country Fare and Gift Shops. About 7 miles southeast of Louth.

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsLouth Museum, 4 Broadbank, Louth, Lincs, LN11 0EQ. Tel: 01507 601211. A small museum in the beautiful historic market town of Louth, built in 1910 by the Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society and is still run by them today. The Museum consists of The Panorama Gallery, The Ludalinks Gallery and The Town Gallery. www.louthmuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Louth.

Louth Museum

Attractions Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1QG Tel: 01507 473346. A seal and seabird hospital and wildlife from around the world. www.mablethorpe-seals.co.uk. About 10 miles east of Louth.

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary

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Visitor attractions and information - Mablethorpe

Attractions Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1QG Tel: 01507 473346. A seal and seabird hospital and wildlife from around the world. www.mablethorpe-seals.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Mablethorpe.

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary

AttractionsAlford Windmill, The Five Sailed Windmill, East Street, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9EQ. Tel: 01507 462136. One of England’s finest working windmills, milling organic flours. The six-storey windmill has a Tea Room and garden, wholefood shop, restored bakery oven and antiques in the old Engine House. About 5 miles southwest of Mablethorpe.

Alford windmill

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsClaythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens, Aby, Nr. Alford, Lincolnshire. LN13 ODU. Tel: 01507 450687. Home to over 500 birds from exotic waterfowl, ducks, geese and swans, to crowned cranes, storks and ibis. There are peacocks and pheasants, cockerels,wallabies, goats and a miniature Shetland pony. Bygone Exhibit Area, Ye Olde Bakery Shop Tableaux, an Enchanted Fairy Tale Woods, and little Country Fare and Gift Shops. About 8 miles southwest of Mablethorpe.

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsLouth Museum, 4 Broadbank, Louth, Lincs, LN11 0EQ. Tel: 01507 601211. A small museum in the beautiful historic market town of Louth, built in 1910 by the Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society and is still run by them today. The Museum consists of The Panorama Gallery, The Ludalinks Gallery and The Town Gallery. www.louthmuseum.co.uk. About 10 miles west of Mablethorpe.

Louth Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Market Rasen

Attractions Market Rasen Racecourse, Legsby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3EA Tel: 01673 843434. Set in its rural surroundings Market Rasen is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire and offers a unique experience. www.marketrasenraces.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Market Rasen.

Market Rasen Racecourse

AttractionsLouth Museum, 4 Broadbank, Louth, Lincs, LN11 0EQ. Tel: 01507 601211. A small museum in the beautiful historic market town of Louth, built in 1910 by the Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society and is still run by them today. The Museum consists of The Panorama Gallery, The Ludalinks Gallery and The Town Gallery. www.louthmuseum.co.uk. About 13 miles east of Market Rasen. (Photo right).

Louth Museum

Attractions Market Rasen & District Golf Club, Legsby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3DZ. Tel: 01673842416. On the outskirts of Market Rasen.

Market Rasen & District Golf Club

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Visitor attractions and information - Scunthorpe

AttractionsNorth Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BD. Tel: 01724 843533. The museum tells the story of North Lincolnshire through displays of geology, biology and social history. Location: In the centre of Scunthorpe.

North Lincolnshire Museum

AttractionsGainsthorpe Medieval Village. A deserted medieval village, one of the best-preserved examples in England, clearly visible as a complex of grassy humps and bumps. Maintained by English Heritage. About 6 miles south of Scunthorpe.

Gainsthorpe Medieval Village

Attractions Epworth Old Rectory, 1 Rectory Street, Epworth, North Lincolnshire, DN9 1HX. Tel: 01427 872268. Childhood Home of John and Charles Wesley. About 9 miles southwest of Scunthorpe.

Epworth Old Rectory

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Visitor attractions and information - Skegness

Attractions Natureland Seal Sanctuary, North Parade, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1DB. Tel: 01754 764345. Seals, penguins, tropical birds, aquarium, reptiles and a pets corner. Well known for their work in rescuing and rearing abandoned seals. www.skegnessnatureland.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Skegness.

Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Attractions Skegness Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, Gibraltar Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE24 4SU Tel: 01754 762677. Owned and managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the reserve is situated at the entrance to the Wash estuary. There are areas of freshwater marsh and man-made fresh and salty water meres. There is an interpretation centre, bird ringing observatory, a field station for education and research, 2 birdwatching hides and a nature trail. Location: On the outskirts of Skegness.

 Skegness Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

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Visitor attractions and information for Sleaford

Belton House

Attractions Belton House, Belton, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS. Tel: 01476 566116. Belton offers the variety of peace and tranquility or if you prefer plenty to see and do. There are formal gardens, deer park and a large adventure playground. Used as a film location for the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Tom Jones'. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles east of Sleaford.

Belton House

Attractions Cogglesford Watermill, East Road, Sleaford. Tel: 0966 400634. Fully restored and working watermill. This attractive watermill has a long history having produced flour on this site for over 1000 years. Charges may apply. Location: In the centre of Sleaford.

 Cogglesford Watermill,

Attractions Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre. Heath Farm, near Cranwell, Sleaford. Tel: 01529 488490. The Royal Air Force College, Cranwell opened in 1920. The college is home to the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre which has photographs and exhibits of Cranwell's fascinating history. About 3 miles west of Sleaford.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Attractions Heckington Windmill, Pocklington's Yard, Station Road, Heckington. Tel:01529 461919. Heckingtons fully restored windmill is the the only working eight-sailed windmill in the country. About 5 miles east of Sleaford.

Heckington Windmill

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Visitor attractions and information for Spalding

Attractions Baytree Nurseries, High Road, Weston, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6JU. Baytree is more than just a Garden Centre and Nursery. Tel: 01406 370242. Baytree Owl Centre - One of the largest and most varied selections of owls and birds of prey you will ever see, combined with a large indoor flying arena, the Baytree Owl centre provides a unique interactive experience for all ages. Over 100 birds of prey are on display. www.baytree-gardencentre.com. About 2 miles west of Spalding.
Baytree Nurseries

Attractions Spalding Tropical Forest, Glenside, North Pinchbeck, Spalding, PE11 3SD. Tel:01775 710882. The Rose Cottage Water Garden Centre is the largest tropical forest in the UK. It features tropical plants, waterfalls, fountains and streams. 100 species of orchid flowering climbers. Charges apply. About 1 mile north of Spalding.

 Spalding Tropical Forest

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Visitor attractions and information - Spilsby

Attractions Snipe Dales Nature Reserve, near Hagworthingham Tel: 01522 552821. North of the B1195 between Spilsby and Horncastle. Waymarked trails lead through both the nature reserve and country park where you can enjoy ponds, broad open, rides and steep sided valleys and streams. About 3 miles west of Spilsby.

Snipe Dales Nature Reserve

AttractionsBolingbroke Castle, Old Bolingbroke. An interesting 13th century stone enclosure fortress. Surrounded by a large moat are the remains of a hexagonal curtain wall with a twin-towered gatehouse, an octagonal tower and semi-circular towers, flanking the angles. The site is managed by the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire. www.bolingbrokecastle.com. About 3 miles west of Spilsby.

Bolingbroke Castle

Attractions St. Mary's Church, Horncastle. The Church of St. Mary's has the 13 scythe blades said to have been used in the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536. On the South Aisle wall is a memorial to Sir Ingram Hopton who was killed at the Civil War Battle of Winceby in 1643. The Battlefield site lies near Snipedales Country Park and Nature Reserve, east of the town. About 9 miles west of Spilsby.

St. Mary's Church, Horncastle

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Visitor attractions and information for Stamford

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Attractions  Butterfly Farm & Aquatic Centre, Sykes Lane, North Shore, Rutland Water, Rutland, LE15 8PX. Tel: 01780 46051. 55,000 sq.ft. of walk-through jungle with free-flying butterflies and tropical birds. Ponds with koi carp and terrapins. New extension featuring tropical creepy-crawlies, iguanas and tarantulas. www.rutlandwaterbutterflyfarm.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles west of Stamford.

Butterfly Farm & Aquatic Centre

Attractions RUTLAND WATER NATURE RESERVE. Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre. TEL: 01572-770651. When the reservoir was constructed, various areas were set aside to cater for different types of leisure pursuits. Sailing, sailboarding, trout fishing, boats and the nature reserve. www.rutlandwater.org.uk. Location: About 5 miles west of Stamford.

Rutland Water

Attractions Southwick Hall, Peterborough, PE8 5BL. Tel: 01832 274064. Southwick Hall comprises architecture of many centuries, notably the 14th, 16th, 18th and 19th. www.southwickhall.co.uk. About 9 miles south of Stamford.

 Southwick Hall

Attractions THE RUTLAND BELLE - The embarkation point at The Harbour, Whitwell, offers vehicular and disabled access. Facilities have gentle ramps and handrails and there is no gap to breach. For those who are unable to manage three steps down inside the boat. www.rutlandwatercruises.com. Location: About 5 miles west of Stamford.

Rutland Belle

Attractions Rutland Cycling, Whitwell Car Park, Whitwell Nr. Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BL. Tel: 01780 460705, 01780 460112, 01780 460115. Rutland Cycling opened its first branch in 1981 in the Whitwell car park at Rutland Water. Normanton Shop, Normanton Car Park, Nr Edith Weston, Rutland, LE15 8HD. Tel: 01780 720888. Location: About 5 miles west of Stamford.

Rutland Water cycling

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Visitor attractions and information - Sutton on Sea

Attractions Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1QG Tel: 01507 473346. A seal and seabird hospital and wildlife from around the world. www.mablethorpe-seals.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Sutton on Sea.

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary

AttractionsAlford Windmill, The Five Sailed Windmill, East Street, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9EQ. Tel: 01507 462136. One of England’s finest working windmills, milling organic flours. The six-storey windmill has a Tea Room and garden, wholefood shop, restored bakery oven and antiques in the old Engine House. About 5 miles southwest of Sutton on Sea.

Alford windmill

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

AttractionsClaythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens, Aby, Nr. Alford, Lincolnshire. LN13 ODU. Tel: 01507 450687. Home to over 500 birds from exotic waterfowl, ducks, geese and swans, to crowned cranes, storks and ibis. There are peacocks and pheasants, cockerels,wallabies, goats and a miniature Shetland pony. Bygone Exhibit Area, Ye Olde Bakery Shop Tableaux, an Enchanted Fairy Tale Woods, and little Country Fare and Gift Shops. About 9 miles southwest of Sutton on Sea.

Claythorpe Water Mill and Wildfowl Gardens

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Visitor attractions and information - Woodhall Spa

AttractionsBattle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby LN4 4SY. Tel: 01526 344041. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks, and a Dakota. These aircraft are all still flying , and can be seen at a variety of air shows in the summer months. About 3 miles southeast of Woodhall Spa.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre,

Attractions Tattershall Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 4LR. Tel: 01526 342543. A dramatic 15th-century red-brick tower, with six floors to explore. National Trust charges apply. About 3 miles southeast of Woodhall Spa.

Tattershall Castle

Attractions St. Mary's Church, Horncastle. The Church of St. Mary's has the 13 scythe blades said to have been used in the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536. On the South Aisle wall is a memorial to Sir Ingram Hopton who was killed at the Civil War Battle of Winceby in 1643. The Battlefield site lies near Snipedales Country Park and Nature Reserve, east of the town. About 5 miles north of Woodhall Spa.

Horncastle church

Woodhall Spa hotels

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