There's so much to do in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire offers a diverse selection of exciting attractions, activities, events and festivals for all the family as well as miles of peaceful scenery, nature reserves and wildlife to enjoy. It is this colourful variety that makes Lincolnshire an exciting destination for visitors of all ages and interests.


Family Days Out

Feed the animals at farm parks where you can cuddle rabbits and goats and have a ride on a tractor while learning about the history and traditions of the countryside.

On rainy days find an indoor play barn with ball ponds and safe play areas and let your children wear themselves out while you sit and enjoy a drink. 

Enjoy a visit to one of the animal santuaries in Lincolnshire - donkeys, horses, hedgehogs - and do your bit to help look after them.

Take a ride on a steam train and enjoy the nostalgia of times gone by. 

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Heritage & History

There are so many stories to discover at our many heritage sites in Lincolnshire. Gainsborough Old Hall is a unique medieval manor house in the centre of Gainsborough.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life visitors can celebrate the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day and close by you'll find Ellis Windmill, a working 18th century windmill.

Lincoln's history dates back to Roman times, within Lincoln's Roman walls, tour Europe's finest Gothic Cathedral and imposing medieval Castle.

Learn more about Lincolnshire's heritage



Parks, Gardens and Nature Reserves

Secret, formal, romantic, kitchen, Victorian, Elizabethan... with such a range of gardens to visit, you're certain to enjoy a good cup of tea and come away full of inspiration!

Visit the Garden House Saxby to see 8 acres of beautiful gardens, wildflower meadows and new woodland in a mix of traditional features of garden design and innovative ideas.

Pack up a picnic and explore one of the beautiful parks or watch the birds from one of the many bird hides amongst the trees.


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Outdoor Activities

If you enjoy fresh air, space and tranquility, try hiking along the Viking Way, or strolling along the inspiring Tennyson Trail. 

You could go cycling (or walking if you prefer) along one of the trails and circular routes criss-crossing Lincolnshire's waterways network.

Linconshire has some of the finest fishing waters in England, both for novice and experienced anglers.

If you enjoy golf Lincolnshire has over 50 golf courses to choose from.

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During the Second World War Lincolnshire was known as 'Bomber County' because of the number of bomber bases dotted around the flatter countryside - perfect landscapes for the RAF and its allied comrades.

It's a rich heritage still very much alive today with Lincolnshire home to many wartime museums and living memorials as well as the current home to the RAF's famous Red Arrows display team.

Bring those days to life in a thrilling way at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre where you can experience the sights, smells and sounds of a real Bomber Command airfield - and even get the chance to taxi down the runway in a Lancaster Bomber.

See the Aviation website for Lincolnshire


Famous Connections

Whether Hollywood blockbuster or classic TV oldie, Lincolnshire is where movie producers head off to find great locations.  

Learn about some of the famous celebrities and historic characters that lived in Lincolnshire and explore some of the locations where some of our TV dramas and big screen films have been filmed.  Whether Hollywood blockbuster or classic TV oldie, Lincolnshire is where movie producers head off to find great locations.  

Visit Lincoln Cathedral and see how it was used as a double for Westminster Abbey in the Da Vinci Code and head to Stamford to Burghley House, where the re-make of Pride and Prejudice was filmed and was featured in the 2013 TV series 'Great Houses with Julian Fellowes'.

See the locations used in block buster film and drama productions

See a list of famous associations with Lincolnshire


Here's a selection of places to visit
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Hussey Tower Boston

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Theatre and live entertainment

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See a list of theatres that are in Lincolnshire, from small local groups to large theatres that host national performances.

Musicals, drama, classical music, comedy and more live entertainment