lincolnshire destinations

Explore our Destinations

Take time out, relax and discover a mix of city, coast and countryside.

England's second largest county is an outstanding area of ever-changing landscapes and exciting scenery, shaped by a rich tapestry of fascinating heritage, passionate people and intriguing traditions.


Click on the areas of the map to find information on places to stay overnight, attractions and activities and events for that area.

Coast Wolds Fens Vales Heart of Lincolnshire Countryside Lincoln

Visit the city of Lincoln

Lincoln City

Dominated by Europe's finest cathedral, there's more to a city break here than simply heritage and culture.

With historic buildings, galleries, craft centres, boutique shops and year-round events, Lincoln offers a family-friendly mix of things to do. Try a Roman Walk tour, visit medieval Lincoln Castle or experience the annual event of ‘1000 Years of Traditional Crafts'. Celebrate regional food at October's Sausage Festival and enjoy Lincoln Christmas Market in December.


Lincoln City


Visit the Lincolnshire Coast

The Coast

Welcome to one of Britain's best-loved family seaside destinations. Fun days out and traditional family resorts are what holiday memories are made of. Golden sands, blue flag beaches, white knuckle rides and fun fairs... Skegness and Mablethorpe have everything families expect from a perfect break by the sea.

Fancy a bit of cloud watching? How about seal spotting? Perfect for bird watchers and nature lovers, Lincolnshire's Natural Coast might surprise you. Stroll unspoilt beaches or head for a nature reserve and catch sight of some of the million migrating birds that visit each year. Try out the UK's first purpose-built cloud-viewing platform at Anderby Creek or simply enjoy the solitude of nature.




Visit Spilsby

The Wolds

Visit the beautiful countryside of The Wolds.  The Lincolnshire Wolds is a nationally important and cherished landscape. Part of it was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973. Rolling chalk hills and areas of sandstone and clay underlie this attractive landscape.


Market Rasen
Barton upon Humber
Woodhall Spa


Visit Burghley House in the Vales

The Vales

Visit the historic, religious and architectural heritage of The Vales.  Whether the tranquil river walks, fine Georgian buildings or the more modern attractions capitivate you, Stamford and Grantham have lots of things to offer for a short break.



Market Deeping


Visit Springfields Festival Gardens

The Fens

The landscape thrives on an endless network of beautiful waterways where you can walk, cycle and fish to your heart's content.  Enjoy shopping at Springfields Shopping Outlet, a ride on the river or the many gardens that make the most of the fertile land.





Visit Heckington Windmill in the Heart of Lincolnshire

Heart of Lincolnshire

Whether you are visiting for the day, a week, or a month, North Kesteven is the perfect base for visiting other parts of the county. It will not only offer a very warm and friendly welcome, but many wonderful places to spend your time. It is rural England at its very best and you can be sure of a fantastic time!



North Hykeham


Visit the home of the Wesleys

Countryside north of Lincoln

Gainsborough has origins as a river crossing place, and later an inland port, miles from the sea, but on the River Trent which runs through the west of the city marking the border with Nottinghamshire. It flourished in the Middle Ages and in the Civil War was a frontier town. Industry helped it prosper. Wool was exported whilst machinery and even submarines were built here.





Brayford Wharf
Visit the Coast
Visit the Fens
Market Day at Louth