Places to visit in Lincolnshire
A traditional farming county, Lincolnshire enjoys scenic countryside walking trails, some of England’s most historic buildings and artifacts, as well as the tastiest sausages in the land!
Lincolnshire’s coast is also a massive draw, having plenty to offer with a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy. Enjoy a traditional seaside holiday in Skegness, see seal colonies, or go to historic Lincoln, home to a magnificent cathedral. There is plenty of adventure to be had and this curated list of the best places to visit in Lincolnshire has been compiled by us to fill you full of holiday ideas.
Skegness has a reputation as one of the best family destinations on the east coast. This is due to the wonderful list of attractions, from go-karting and ten-pin bowling to funfairs and crazy golf, there’s plenty to keep you and the rest of the family entertained. Skegness has all the classic English seaside holiday activities; the donkey rides on the golden beach and the pleasure pier, but there’s more to come from this Lincolnshire coastal gem. Whether it’s the thrills of a rollercoaster ride or the joy of seeing seal pups on their way back to being reintroduced to the wild at the seal sanctuary, there’s also plenty for kids to enjoy.
Mablethorpe is a quaint seaside town surrounded by wonderful nature, from the Lincolnshire Wolds to Mablethorpe Beach. When it comes to the best locations to visit in Lincolnshire, Mablethorpe is amongst the first that come to mind as it offers visitors plenty in the way of entertainment. Right next door is Haven Golden Sands Holiday Park, home to a Blue Flag beach meaning that it is amongst the cleanest in the world.
Grimsby, located just below the Humber Estuary, was once the greatest fishing town in the world in the late 19th and early 20th century. You can learn about this history at one of the town’s fantastic museums, enjoy fantastic entertainment or imbibe excellent food and drink at one of the many excellent local establishments. Grimsby is a great destination with lots to do for those interested in history, food, nature, and the seaside. With Haven Thorpe Park Holiday Centre just a short drive away, it’s never been easier to explore Cleethorpes and make memories that last a lifetime.
Just next door to Grimsby is the seaside resort of Cleethorpes, within walking distance of Haven Thorpe Park Holiday Centre. Cleethorpes has a rich maritime heritage and distinct character all of its own. Famous for oysters, the town now attracts millions of visitors who come to enjoy its lovely beaches, beautiful views and seaside entertainment options.
Ingoldmells is a popular seaside resort located 3 miles up the coast from Skegness that is known for its beautiful beaches and family-friendly attractions. Ingoldmells is a great destination for anyone looking to enjoy a traditional British seaside holiday. From fun-filled amusement parks and arcades to sandy beaches and nature reserves, there are plenty of things to do in Ingoldmells that are sure to keep visitors of all ages entertained.
Chapel St Leonards
Chapel St Leonards is a picturesque village, close to Skegness in terms of geography, but not in terms of vibe. This charming seaside resort is known for its wide sandy beaches, tranquil atmosphere, and family-friendly activities, meaning it's perfect for those seeking a more laid back holiday by the sea. With a range of attractions and activities, Chapel St Leonards offers visitors plenty of options to enjoy, from exploring the natural beauty of the coastline and countryside to visiting local shops, cafes and amusement arcades.
Lincoln is a historic Roman city located in the East Midlands. As soon as you enter Lincoln you’ll feel like you’re in a home-away-from-home, thanks to the friendly inhabitants of the city. The town is packed with fascinating architecture, mouth-watering restaurants and intriguing eccentricities that will satisfy the most curious of minds. No trip to Lincoln is complete without going inside the cathedral, once the tallest building in the world, until the destruction of the central spire due to a storm in 1549.
However, you may be more interested in the city’s many warm and welcoming pubs. Divided into the university-dominated Uphill and cobbled streets of Downhill, take a ramble to find some of the top spots for a beverage in the city. The Cathedral doesn’t steal all the limelight however, as Lincoln Castle holds one of the original copies of the Magna Carta, pulling visitors from hundreds of miles to come and see it. After a day viewing the city’s treasures, there is nowhere better to wind down at night than a drink at the trendy Brayford Waterfront.
Regularly topping polls of best places to live in the UK, Stamford is astoundingly beautiful. You won’t want to miss a single bit of Stamford and every nook and cranny of the town is worthy of a photo (we recommend getting one at St Mary’s Bridge crossing the Welland). St Martin’s Church is also sensational, as well as Browne’s Hospital, a fifteenth century alms-house. But whatever you do, don’t leave Stamford without a visit to the glorious Burghley House, a wonderful 16th-century palace.