Lincolnshire Accommodation Guide
Lincolnshire is the second largest county by land area in the whole of the United Kingdom. Located in the East Midlands region of England, Lincolnshire is famous for its diverse rural landscapes, long stretches of sandy beaches and large areas of protected woodland.
With so much to see and explore, it is no surprise therefore that Lincolnshire is one of the most visited counties in England, attracting tourists from all over the world. In this guide we will exhibit some of Lincolnshire’s best accommodation choices and also explore some of the region’s finest attractions.
Lincolnsire (often abbreviated to just Lincs) shares a border with the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north, Norfolk to the south-east, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to the south, Rutland to the south-west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west and South Yorkshire to the north-west.
Given its size, the county has several regions with differing geographical features. Lincolnshire’s most famous features are its rolling chalk hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Lincolnshire is also famous for being the UK’s agricultural superpower. Its fertile soil and large areas of mainly flat terrain make it perfect for the production of crops. A staggering 20% of the food eaten in the UK is grown or reared in Lincolnshire.
The world famous Lincolnshire sausage is the only sausage in the world sausage dominated by the herb sage. The sausage has a unique flavour as a result and very different from the more peppery flavours usually found in other English sausages such as the revered ‘Cumberland’ sausage.
Lincolnshire has a long and beautiful coastline which stretches for over 80 Km (50 miles) from the Humber estuary (separating it from East Yorkshire) to the marshlands of The Wash, where it borders Norfolk. Some of the UK’s most famous seaside resorts reside within Lincolnshire including Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness.
The Lincolnshire Coast Path, which opened in February 2019, has already become extremely popular. It forms part of the wider England Coastal Path / National Trail. The Lincolnshire Coast Path is largely flat and has no stiles or other obstacles to overcome. Therefore, it is popular with young families and people with limited mobility.
Lincolnshire / Tourist Information
- County Town: Lincoln
- Land Area: 5,921 km2 (2,286 square miles)
- Population: 761,224 (2019)
- Population Density: 128/km2 (330/sq mi)
- Average Temperature: (Summer 20 °C)
- Days Of Rain: Dry for 172 days a year
Best Attractions In Lincolnshire
Lincoln Cathedral: Nearly 1,000 years old (construction work started in 1072), Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe’s most spectacular cathedrals. The famous Victorian writer John Ruskin wrote “the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles.” It is believed that the Cathedral’s central spire (160 metres – 520 feet) was the highest manmade structure when it was completed.
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre: This incredible attraction celebrates Lincolnshire’s proud aviation heritage. Visitors can book a ‘taxi’ in the centre’s Lancaster bomber too. The famous Dambusters raid departed Lincolnshire (from RAF Scampton) in 1943 and the nearby base is now the home of the RAF’s Red Arrows aerobatic display team.
Belvoir Castle: First built immediately after the Norman Conquest of 1066, Belvoir Castle is one of the UK’s finest Regency castles. Still the home of the Duke of Rutland, visitors can explore many of the castle’s finest rooms and also enjoy the spectacular gardens. There is also a lovely tea room which serves a delicious afternoon tea.
Best Accommodation In Lincolnshire
The Farmhouse (Burgh Le Marsh): Situated just outside the beautiful town of Burgh le Marsh, this 200-year-old property has been thoughtfully and carefully restored. Sleeping 12 people across 5 bedrooms, this incredible holiday home is perfect for larger groups and family get togethers. The house is perfectly located for exploring Lincolnshire’s beaches and Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lily-pad Lodge (Thorpe-on-the-Hill): All wooden holiday lodges are not made equal it seems and after a stay at Lily-pad Lodge, you will see why! This stunning wooden-clad lodge is located on a small holiday park and overlooks a large pond. Sleeping 6 people across 3 bedrooms, guests will also enjoy the luxury hot tub on the private veranda.
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