Explore this area of the Witham Valley and you will come across amazing survivals of the nine monastic abbeys built in the early medieval period. Tupholme Abbey is one of only a few with standing remains of the original monastic buildings in addition to the archaeological remains below ground. The site of the abbey makes a perfect spot for picnicking, it is on the several walking routes through the county including the Viking Way and a visit to the site is an excellent way to enjoy the countryside of this part of Lincolnshire.
Tupholme Abbey is just one of the archaeological monuments included in this project by Lincolnshire County Council: lincolnshire.gov.uk/limewoods. Tupholme Abbey is located off the B1190 between Bardney and Horncastle. Park in the layby at the bottom of the track. Disabled visitors are welcome to drive up the track and park at the main gate. Access with a wheelchair is possible but the ground is uneven across the site.
The site is open from dawn until dusk all year round. Entry is free.