For family fun and some very interesting history lessons, Lincolnshire won’t let you down.
The coast here is home to arguably the most famous seaside resort in the UK.
It was here, in Skegness, that Billy Butlin launched his holiday park empire back in 1936. This stretch of coast is still hugely popular with families today due to miles of soft sand, beachside attractions and good old fashioned bucket and spade fun!
Resorts such as Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and the quieter Sutton-on-Sea also offer plenty for families to enjoy.
But it isn’t just sun seekers who rush to this coast. Gibraltar Point, just south of Skegness, is a haven for lovers of wildlife. Further north, at Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes, the salt and freshwater marshes give way to stunning displays of sea lavender during summer. There are many more opportunities to spot wildlife along this coast.
Inland, head to the wonderful Lincolnshire Wolds, which beautifully dispels the myth that this county is completely flat!
This picturesque rolling landscape has been an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty for 40 years, boasting hidden valleys, pretty villages and highly memorable scenery. The Fens on the other hand, a thriving landscape rich in waterways and countryside IS famously flat.
The bustling market towns of Boston and Spalding reside here. Both live up to their tites with weekly markets attracting hundreds of visitors. Both towns are also steeped in history, not least Boston’s medieval guildhall where the Pilgrim Fathers were imprisoned.
Those looking for heritage and culture will not be disappointed. Visit Sir Isaac Newton’s home at Woolsthorpe Manor or Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the UK’s best preserved medieval manor houses. To the north of the county sits Epworth, the home of John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
There are more than 700 churches in Lincolnshire to visit, including many beautiful hidden gems. The most famous of the county’s churches are the Boston Stump, so called because of its extraordinarily tall tower, and the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, seat of the Anglican Bishop.
Elsewhere in the city of Lincoln, there is a bustling cultural quarter to explore. The city and county as a whole, boasts a rich aviation heritage which can be explored on the Aviation Trail. Many more military and aviation attractions can be found elsewhere within this beautiful and fascinating county.