Things to do - Lincolnshire

A beautiful county bordered by the North Sea in the East and no less than eight counties in the South, West and North, Lincolnshire boasts a host of seaside towns as well as a stunning city with a 10th century cathedral.

There are many unspoilt areas where you can find rolling hills and valleys, magnificent country estates and, like many other counties in the UK, Lincoln has its own individual cuisine. Local specialities include Lincolnshire sausages, Grantham gingerbread and Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese. There are several small breweries with Bateman's Ale being served both locally and further afield. Whether you want to stay near the coastal plains and sandy beaches or wish for a long weekend break in Lincoln itself, you can be sure of some unforgettable experiences. Everyone is welcome at the many attractions on offer in Lincolnshire and you can find a range of accommodation all around the county.

The centre of seaside tourism is Skegness, a very popular place to stay. As with other areas of Lincolnshire you can find an abundance of self catering accommodation. But, if you prefer someone else to do the cooking, choose from one of many bed and breakfast pubs and private houses or take your pick from the array of hotels situated both in the towns and countryside.

A holiday in Lincolnshire presents a lot of wide open spaces making it an ideal destination to take your pet. There are holiday cottages and camping/caravan sites which are specifically pet friendly. Or, why not book a pine lodge in the beautiful countryside but close enough to Lincoln so that you get the best of both worlds?

Once your accommodation is sorted you can try some of the many attractions on offer in Lincolnshire. Just 2.6 miles south of Lincoln, is the International Bomber Command Centre, which opened in 2018. The Centre shows the significance of ordinary people's efforts and the sacrifices made during the war whilst serving or supporting Bomber Command, which played a significant role in the second World War. There is a Memorial Spire to those who lost their lives in this sad conflict. You can hear veteran's stories and there are events during the year like Wings and Wheels which features classic cars and bikes. Families can learn what it was like to serve as aircrew and take part in an operation. For children there are interactive exhibitions as well as an opportunity to dress up and take part in craft sessions. In the shop you can purchase a souvenir and then relax in the The Hub Cafe with homemade cake and a range of freshly prepared foods. The IBCC is a great day out for everyone.

Boston is a small port on the East coast of the county. As well as historic buildings and landmarks like St. Botolph's Church (The Stump), Boston is home to Blackfriar's Theatre and Arts Centre. Situated just off Quay Side, the theatre has a wide variety of events including music in the Revue Bar and cultural heritage tours as well as live shows with hypnotists and musicals like Sunset Boulevard.

Formerly part of RAF Woodhall Spa, Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre allows visitors an insight into life in the 1940's and has some of the original buildings including the NAAFI and Officers and Sergeants Messes. The centre is open on Sundays, bank holidays, Mondays from Easter to October plus Wednesdays during July and August. Entry price is GBP4.00 with children under 12 going free. Depending what time of year you visit there are events such as the classic car club, a motorcycle rally and the 97 squadron visit. The visitor's centre is fascinating, allowing kids to have a go at Morse code and everyone can take a trip around the Lightning aircraft that is permanently on display. A virtual reality F3 Tornado Simulator can be booked for a private visit. If you are fascinated by the second world war this is an exclusive look at what life was like in the 1940's.

Lincolnshire has a long history and was the birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton at Woolsthorpe Manor. This fascinating county has plenty of diverse places to see and lots to do. If you want some history and culture alongside a seaside visit then Lincolnshire could be just the place to go.