16 Aug

Six great things to do in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is full of great attractions, beaches and things to do for the whole family.  It’s full of market towns, historic buildings, great sandy beaches, fun fairs, theatres, markets, shops, piers, countryside, restaurants and pubs!  Perfect for a break or long holiday.

Here are a few of the things you can do:

Get Festive in Grimsthorpe on 27th August

Contemporary music meets art in this stunning venue at Grimsthorpe Castle.  Artists, musicians, car enthusiasts, poets, dancers, bakers, beer makers and bands share time and food during this summer festival that offers a plethora of entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

The gardens at Grimsthorpe Castle are truly beautiful surrounding it on three sides.  There are formal grassed lawns, forest, ornamental pools, woodland gardens, an arboretum, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden and fountains.  It’s a perfect backdrop for a festival!

Ticket prices start at £4 for kids and £8 for adults.

Get a taste of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is the home of organic food.

This county led the way in traditional uses of organic food and the ethos of the county is that food and drink is a lifestyle to those that live there.  This is why the towns are selling organic produce like cheese, sausages, beef and plum bread.

Everywhere you go in the area food is in abundance whether it’s the local tea rooms or the pubs and bed and breakfasts!

You’ll find the ‘Tastes of Lincolnshire’ logo in all pubs, restaurants and shops.  This is a project funded by the county council supporting suppliers of locally sourced food and drink.

Visit a Medieval Village

Gainsthorpe is a medieval village that is part of the original farm.  It’s empty now but was once a thriving community and you can still see the layout of the buildings and its sunken roads and raised crofts.

It’s one of the best preserved medieval villages in England and was apparently destroyed by thieves but no one really knows so there’s that added veil of mystery about it which makes a visit more than interesting.

Try a little retail therapy

The boutiques and cobbled streets of the towns in Lincolnshire make shopping a fun experience in Lincolnshire as you never know quite what you’re going to find in each shop.

There are great antique shops and fashion boutiques as well as markets and craft stalls.  It’s all part of the quirky nature of the area.

There are also great shopping centres in the high street and at St Marks offering a good mix of high street brands.  Couple all of that will relaxing spas and you have a perfect mix for the ladies.

1000 Years of Traditional Crafts at Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle is an attraction on its own however if you throw in a Crafts festival you have double the fun and more reason than ever to pay a visit.

This is a two day event starting on the 29th September and brings together some of the top attractions on heritage and crafts from all over England.  The event is held in the grounds of the famous Lincoln Castle and crafts include silver smithing, stained glass production, blacksmithing, weaving, basket making, cooking, hands on activities and a host of food and drink stalls featuring the ‘Tastes of Lincolnshire’.

Tickets range from £5 for a child to £8 for an adult.

Help save a donkey in Huttoft

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary is a non-profit making organisation, existing purely on donations by members of the public and fund-raising efforts by our helpers. Many of the donkeys at the sanctuary have been rescued from cruelty and the organisation helps them to live comfortably and to ensure they enjoy the rest of their lives.

They are open every Saturday and Sunday and Public Holidays from 10am  – 4pm.

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