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The Bake House is a 1 bedroom two storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 2 and is located in Sleaford, East England. This property does not allow pets. Prices range from £265 to £559 per week. Local to Billingborough, Birthorpe, Swaton, Threekingham, Aswarby
This charming holiday hideaway for couples, created from an original bake house, is set privately amidst the mellow buildings of a large working arable farm; it still retains the original ovens within the beamed interior. An adjoining property, it enjoys a lovely, high-walled, private garden in which to relax. There are farm walks locally and Cranwell Flight Training School is 1 mile. Sleaford is 3 miles, and the interesting cities of Lincoln and Newark are 12 miles, both supporting lively antique and craft fairs. Woodhall Spa, 30 minutes, offers summer lido swimming and the quirky ‘Kinema in the Woods’. Belton House and Belvoir Castle are within 15 miles, and Stamford and Burghley House are a 30-minute drive. Golf and riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub serving food and restaurant 1.5 miles.
Situated adjacent to the River Slea, Cogglesford Mill is the ideal venue to enjoy good food in beautiful surroundings. Fresh local produce and a passion for food are the key here with a versatile menu to suit all tastes. This historic mill still produces flour, a process which can be watched and celebrated through regular events held at the old mill.
Perfect for a special occasion, Harry's Place is the smallest of Michelin-starred restaurants (10 seats), set in the Georgian home of a husband and wife team who are chef and front of house respectively. Local produce features but the net has been cast much wider and with zeal.
Renowned for its award-winning cuisine, The Jews House Restaurant in Lincoln is situated in a beautiful Grade I listed building on the site of a medieval synagogue. Dating back to 1150, it boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and the cathedral.
Who ate all the pies? Almost anyone who visits this delightful restaurant located at the top end of Steep Hill near the cathedral. Although scrummy pies are the speciality, lots of other delicious seasonal dishes make it onto the menu.
The Wig & Mitre offers the civilised surroundings of a really traditional English pub and restaurant. Taste the subtle differences in the other two pubs owned by the Wig and Mitre — Caunton Beck and the Bottle and Glass.
The Thatched Cottage dates back to the 12th century. Lovingly restored, this restaurant oozes charm and warmth. In the grounds, visitors are welcome to wander the nature trails which wind through the 7-acre arboretum, with its 3000 trees of 20 species and picturesque area of natural fen.
The Indian Queen and Three Kings is a traditional pub located in the heart of the town. It has undergone a renovation project turning it into a glamorous contemporary Victorian pub with lots of charm and grandeur. It is tastefully decorated with traditional furniture and furnishings and is home to various nooks and crannies, as well as a library, where you can enjoy a quiet drink in the relaxed and comfortable surroundings. It is home to a pleasant beer garden that offers a nice retreat on a warm sunny day. They serve a good selection of beer and ales as well as guest ones and they are all sourced in the UK. It is open daily from 12.00am to late. There is plenty in the way of entertainment with a pool table, darts and live music.
A great pub to relax in with traditional pub grub!
Excellent local pub which serves good food in the restaurant. There are lots of lovely walks in the area, perfect for building up an appetite before lunch, dinner or afternoon tea!
The restaurant at Hambleton Hall is run by Michelin Star Chef, Aaron Patterson. He and his highly skilled team prepare superb food from fresh local produce. A fine dining experience with delectable food.
An ideal place for the kids to work off their energy on a wet afternoon — they can walk the amazing rope bridge, swim in the ball pools, experience the Snakey tube slides, net climbs and roller squeezes and even meet Barry the Bat in his Spooky Cave.
Nottingham Raceway Karting offers the opportunity to drive one of their karts around their purpose built track. They are located in Melton Mowbray being convenient to both Nottingham and Leicester. The karts are available in cadet karts for younger drivers and there are the more powerful RX7 390cc karts for the older karters. The purpose built track is about 500 metres and caters for both beginners and experienced karters, it has lots of testing bends as well as a couple of decent straight sections where you can put your foot down. All equipment is provided, it is clean and well maintained, the staff are great too, friendly and helpful. Before you go out in the karts you have to watch a safety video where the rules of the track are explained, then instructions on using the karts is given together, with a few warm up laps and then the fun begins. At the end you are given a printout of your tack times. There is a nice warm cafe where you can spectate from whilst enjoying a coffee. Karting is the ideal activity to enjoy with family, friends or work colleagues, it makes for a fun, thrilling and competitive day out. Nottingham Raceway Karting are welcoming, well organised and professional and provide a safe, fun and thrilling environment to enjoy karting and for a great price too, highly recommended.
Considering Boston is a relatively small town it has a huge amount of attractions and history to keep visitors entertained. Architecture, monuments, theatres and tours plus a wide variety of restaurants make Boston a joy to explore!
Looking for a day out with a difference? Why not spend the it living the words of the famous song - ' just messing about on the river'? Parties, lunches, seal and birdwatching trips - they are all catered for at Maritime Cruises .
Have fun getting lost in this maze made from conifer trees. There is also a picnic area.
Learn to touch and handle animals properly and get to feed them, too! Crammed with farm animals and pets, this working farm offers plenty of other adventures including a play area with trampolines, a sand pit and some exciting kart rides and roller racers.
All the top high street brands - and more - are on offer in this fantastic shopping centre. After a spot of retail therapy, visit the Festival landscaped gardens, children's playbarn or even the musical fountains! Events are held all year round, from concerts and flower festivals to charity events. A great day out for everyone!
Twinlakes Park is a family orientated all inclusive waterpark located in Melton Mowbray, within acres of beautiful countryside. It offers endless fun and adventure to families and has a diverse range of activities available including, huge indoor play barns, outdoor adventures, rides, animals and a fantastic waterpark, there is so much to see and do here. The facilities are excellent and the park is well maintained and very clean. Regardless of the weather there is always something to do here, with the farm area, train ride, lakes with paddle boats, softplay areas and much more. It does not get too busy so you never have to queue very long for the rides. It is open throughout the year from 10.00am. The staff are lovely, so cheerful and helpful. There is a cafe that serves a nice selection of beverages and a good choice of meals, light snacks and all reasonably priced. You can buy tickets at the gate but it is cheaper to buy online in advance through their website. Throughout the year they organise a series of events, so worth checking these out on their website too. Twinlakes Park offers a great family day out that is packed with fun and entertainment and will make you a very popular parent if you come here.
Try out your driving skills with these speedy model cars on a race track. After experiencing the highs and lows of racing, relax with a snack at the Pit Stop Café.
Wheelgate Park truly has something for everyone with attractions ranging from thrilling rides, energising activities, and stimulating challenges. Fascinating historical exhibits and animal attractions.
For hours of summer fun, head to one of the largest mazes in the UK. There's a large picnic area, giant games, puzzles, football, mini mazes, Pharaoh's Pyramid, an adventure play area, even go karts.
Beautifully placed in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Stockwith Mill sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty. After a hearty lunch in the restaurant why not take a country walk, wander around the mill and craft shop or simply take it easy and enjoy the restful surroundings.
Situated just 15 minutes from Skegness The Parrot Sanctuary is home to an amazing 1500 parrots. Visitors can observe these fascinating creatures in their natural environment and even become a keeper for the day.
A fun park for all the family to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood.
Set up since 1993, this famous ghost walk leads you around the oldest parts of Nottingham, up to the Castle where the streets are 1000 years old. You will hear all about the ghosts and ghouls who haunt the city, where they lurk and how they met their untimely ends!
Explore the tunnels and caves that lie beneath Nottingham City; enter into the depths of the original Anglo-Saxon tunnels, if you dare!
This sanctuary cares for retired and disabled horses. Visitors are welcome and donations are encouraged. They hold special events throughout the year.
There's fun for all the family at Sacrewell Farm. Meet Bonnie at the Shire Horse Centre, jump on the tractor and enjoy a trip around the farm or perhaps go back in time by exploring the working 18th Century Watermill!
You can start or finish your ride at any of the villages along this 15 mile circular route. Country roads take in Ropsley, Sapperton, Braceby, Newton, Walcot, Pickworth, Lenton, Ingoldsby, Humby, Ropsley.
A great cycle route starting in Long Bennington and following good country roads for just under 30 miles. There are two steep climbs around Belvoir Castle and the route also passes through Elton, Knipton and Bottesford.
Spend a great day learning the skills of go karting on one of the region's largest tracks. At its full length of 1200m, this impressive track is great for large groups as it can be run back to back to allow more simultaneous races.
The eight tranquil fishing lakes of Bain Valley Fisheries can be found in the picturesque village of Tattershall Thorpe. Created from old quarry pits, and stocked with carp, tench, rudd, bream, roach, perch and trout, the lakes can be up to 11ft deep.
There are two courses, the Hotchkin, which is built on sandy soil that allows for year round play, and the Bracken, which is created from commercial woodland, scrub and arable farmland, and is a course of exceptional finesse and imaginative design.
Discover a perfect way for the family to spend a summer's evening at this friendly and welcoming club based on the River Witham at Boston. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced, there are fully qualified instructors on hand.
Brilliant and energetic fun with a group of friends or family, Combat Zone Paintball is located in the heart of Lincolnshire only 5 miles from Lincoln city centre.
Stapleford Park Golf Course is located on the Stapleford Park Estate within the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, close to Melton Mowbray and encompasses all that makes for a great golf course. It is premier 18 hole resort, parkland course that is set in a valley, it follows the the river and has water in play on many holes. The course is pretty flat and is excellently maintained the greens are fast running and tees are faultless, the fairways are wide and high standards are adhered to. It is a challenging course with a number of obstacles, it is very long, the rough is deep and long, deep riveted bunkers and it is open to the elements, there is a good mix of holes. The clubhouse is in a lovely old converted barn and has excellent facilities and a nice atmosphere, they have a great menu with lots of choice that is good value for money. Staff are friendly and professional throughout and make you feel welcome. Stapleford Park Golf is a first class course that extends a warm welcome to all, it offers the opportunity to play a memorable game of golf that will leave you wanting to return and at very competitive prices.
A first class leisure pool with flume and wave machine. Great for a family day out but if you just want to swim there is a 25 metre pool as well.
Set in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds at Scamblesby, a small village just off the A153 Horncastle to Louth road, the farm offers lessons, hacks and full, part or working livery, all supervised by a B.H.S.A.I qualified instructor (insured for all riders aged 4 and over).
Burghley Park Cricket Club encapsulates all there is about being British, what could be more characteristic of England than a game of cricket. Take a seat on the boundary and sit back, relax and enjoy the game unfold before you. A warm summers day and a glass of Pimm's or wine and you are in the best place ever. Burghley Park Cricket Club is a lovely club and is a fine example of what a club should be. The staff are fantastic so friendly and inviting. If you get the opportunity to see a cricket match here don't miss it a wonderful and quintessentially English experience.
Ice skating is cool no matter what your age or ability. So where better to try it out than the National Ice Centre where ice sessions and lessons are available.
26 bowling lanes of fun! The perfect place for a party or get together with friends. Compete to see how many strikes you can get!
With approximately 28 species of butterfly living at Whisby Nature Park, this lovely area is well worth a visit. Consisting of a mixture of flooded gravel pits, this 150 acre site encompasses woodland, lakes, grassland and heath. Soak up some of the local scenery on the way-marked paths winding through the park.
A renowned haven for a wide variety of butterflies and other insect life, the Chambers Farm Nature Reserve is a 360 hectare beauty spot located on the site of a medieval woodland near Wragby.
A great place to pay a visit all year round, but especially between Autumn and Spring when you will see more roosting and wading birds. Throughout the winter months birds of prey, corn buntings and rock pipits dominate, whilst in summer redshanks, skylarks and marsh harriers can usually be seen.
Beautiful gardens featuring Snowdrops, Sweet Peas, many varieties of Daffodils, Irises and Roses. They are the result of an impressive restoration project which commenced in 2001, after almost 50 years of abandonment. The so called 'lost' gardens, span 12 acres and have some lovely walks hidden amongst.
Mellow Elizabethan walls frame the formal East and West gardens, which are faithful to the Elizabethan layout — the West garden is a riot of colour from April to September. The Wild Garden is a joy in spring, when the Kitchen Garden bursts with produce.
These gardens were created by TV personality, the late Geoff Hamilton and appeared on Gardeners' world. The gardens are now open to the public and feature 38 individual garden sections spread over 8 acres.
A 650 acre park on the northern fringes of Nottingham, which has an incredible variety of wildlife habitats, mill lakes, meadows and oak woodland to enjoy.
Escape the hustle and bustle of day to day life as you explore this lovely park, set deep at the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside. Encompassing over 8km of paths, landscaped areas and grassland, this is the perfect place to explore on foot or by bike. Take a picnic and play some sport.
Clumber Park is home to the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe and Clumber Chapel — a Gothic cathedral in miniature. Enjoy some of the most pleasurable walking around, including idyllic lakeside strolls. Or hire a bike and explore this great park with friends. It's also the perfect setting for a picnic and that family game of cricket or football during the summer months.
Shopping centre with your favourite high street and designer brand names.
This friendly community theatre, situated at the heart of Lincolnshire's North Kesteven district, stages an exciting programme of quality professional music, dance and theatre work. See website for details.
The Theatre Royal offers a wide range of workshops, theatre shows and exhibitions as well as courses for adults. Regular big events, weekly music and art galleries.
A trip to the cinema is the perfect rainy day activity which both children and adults will enjoy. So why not buy a big tub of popcorn and settle down to watch the latest blockbuster!
A great place to see a variety of acts and performances — from tribute acts, to plays, to music events, there's something for everyone at the Blackfriars art centre. See website for details of forthcoming events.
This market town on the river Welland has an attractive waterfront with fine Georgian buildings and riverside walks. The annual Spalding Flower Festival and Spring Fair is held at the beginning of May. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Spalding.
Built in 1877, this restored six storey mill is today a fully working mill with complete gear, sails and fantail. The award-winning tearoom sells produce made from the mill's organic, stone-ground flour.
The Old Brickyard Tea Garden are quaint eco friendly tea rooms that are situated in a field in the heart of the gorgeous Lancashire countryside. They are located in a purpose built wooden hut that is surrounded by the natural beauty of the countryside, it offers a place of complete relaxation, peace and serenity. The tea rooms are warm and cosy and have a lovely homely feel with its pine dresser and farmhouse style tables and chairs creating a lovely welcoming atmosphere. They serve a choice of quality loose leaf teas, freshly ground coffee and local homemade cakes, all served on china. They produce a range of ten "Old Brickyard Tea Garden" branded teas, they can be bought from the tea shop. They also sell a large collection of vintage china, including teapots and tea sets as well as quality local handcrafted gifts, like pottery, paintings, jewellery, textiles and cards. They are open from April through to December, they are open daily except Wednesdays in the summer months otherwise they are only open on the weekends, from 10.00am to 5.00pm, full details are on their website. The staff are lovely so friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable on their teas. A warm welcome is extended to everyone even dogs. Old Brickyard Tea Gardens are located in the perfect setting and offer the ideal place to stop before or after a walk in glorious local countryside, just sit back relax and enjoy the wonderful views.
Rutland Open Air Theatre is one of Europe's premier open air theatres and is set in a beautiful location, in the grounds of Tolethorpe Hall. It is home to the Stamford Shakespeare Company who perform an annual season of plays in June, July and August. The stage is situated in a beguiling glade that offers the perfect backdrop for the setting of Shakespeare's play's. The actors are superb, the sets are amazing and the costumes are brilliant, authentic and beautiful. What could be better than a warm summers evening sitting down to enjoy works from one of the finest playwrights. The venue does have a permanent all-weather canopy to protect you from those surprise showers. Make the experience complete by taking along a picnic that you can enjoy on the lawn before the show starts. There is a restaurant and bar on site in the historic Tolethorpe Hall where you can relax in the sumptuous surroundings and enjoy a meal and drinks before the fun starts. There are also gorgeous gardens where you can walk through and enjoy the beautiful landscape. You might want to bring along a cushion and it is probably advisable to take along a jacket or cardigan for the evening in case it turns cold. A visit to Rutland Open Air Theatre is a magical experience and should not be missed, the perfect way to spend a summer evening and so reasonably priced too.
Belvoir Brewery are located in The Belvoir Alehouse in Old Dalby close to Melton Mowbray. Although it is a modern building they use traditional brewing methods, and have celebrated twenty years of brewing excellence. Tours operate daily at 2.00pm, 5.00pm and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday and at 2.00pm and 5.00pm on Sundays, it is not necessary to book but it is advisable. The tours last about an hour and you take you through the complete process from raw materials and ingredients that are sourced from local suppliers all the way to the dispatch of the completed product. They are pitched at just the right level to make them interesting and informative, the guide is excellent, friendly, animated and knowledgeable. The tour is finished with a tasting of three of their cask ales in the Alehouse Bar. The bar has a modern but traditional decor and has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Afterwards you can enjoy a quick snack or meal, the menu is varied and has an interesting and tasty selection of wholesome home cooked dishes, the food is excellent, well cooked and presented and customer service is very good, prices are very reasonable as well. Belvoir Brewery offers an interesting insight into the brewing process in a lovely establishment with great food and drinks, food and service is faultless, highly recommended.
Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre is a purpose built 366 seat theatre inside the shell of the historic Corn Exchange Hall, that dates back to 1859. The renovations were nearly all completed by volunteers and the theatre is operated by volunteers, who you will find to be friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful. It is a beautiful building and now fulfils its full potential as an entertainment venue in the town. They host a variety of acts, shows and productions as well as a number of events so there will be something to appeal to all tastes and preferences. Enjoy casual dining or a drink in the Theatre Lounge, it has a warm and cosy ambience with its vaulted ceilings, ambient lighting and exposed brickwork. The theatre has an intimate feel about it with a nice friendly vibe. All seats provide excellent views of the stage and the acoustics are very good. The only problem for those with mobility issues is the steep slope to the stage, so you would be best to purchase tickets for the rear of the theatre to avoid any issues. Otherwise, the theatre is faultless, the volunteers do a great job in running and maintaining this lovely theatre. Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre is a delightful venue and should you be in the area take the time to go see a show you will not be disappointed.
Stamford Arts Centre is housed in a beautiful building that can be dated back to the 18th Century and continues to this day to be a premier entertainment venue that allows its visitors to experience all forms of art with theatre, music, film, sculpture, dance and drawing being just a small selection of what is on offer here. The theatre is a friendly and intimate venue with only 166 seats, it also serves as a cinema where you can see a wide choice and type of movies including big blockbusters, small independents and European and Art House. The ballroom is stunning with amazing intricate plasterwork and wood panelling and this is where you will see a range of concerts, dances and workshops. In addition they have a gallery that is roomy, bright and graceful, it is the perfect backdrop to showcase a delightful selection of contemporary and traditional works, as well as exhibitions from local and international artists that, consists of photography, painting, textile, drawing and sculpture. If you are interested in the arts they operate a selection of workshops for both adults and children. The staff are very friendly and helpful from the ticket staff through to the ushers. There is a coffee shop and bar that offer the perfect surroundings to meet up for a drink before the show, they serve a good choice of beverages and serve some nice light meals and snacks. Stamford Arts Centre is a fantastic venue that hosts a great variety of professional shows, the programme is varied and there will be something to appeal to all tastes, so get yourself along for a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining night out.
Farm Shop at the Grange is home to the Good Grub Company, they are located in the grounds of the Grange Garden Centre in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside. A lot of their stock is grown onsite or sourced from local suppliers. The shop is well stocked and has a fresh fruit and veg section, butchers and deli. All produce is excellent quality and well priced. It is a friendly shop, the staff are lovely and it has a pleasant warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are very knowledgeable and happy to discuss their products with you. You can sample some of the delicious products before you buy which is really useful. It is a real gem of a shop and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Ragdale Hall Spa is a luxurious spa facility that has top class facilities and is located within the marvellous surroundings of Ragdale Hall in the rolling Leicestershire countryside. It has some of the best spa and fitness facilities around and offers a wide range of beauty treatments within their luxury surroundings, as well as extending a warm welcome to all guests. The staff throughout are extremely friendly and professional. All treatments are carried out by qualified and experienced therapists. Facilities are numerous and include two swimming pools, a gym, exercise rooms, tennis courts, various saunas, steam rooms and much more. There is a lovely dining area that is bright and stylish and offers relaxed and casual dining with a diverse menu that caters to all dietary requirements and dishes are prepared using fresh local produce, the result is delicious tasty food. A visit to Ragdale Hall Spa provides the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind within the relaxation rooms or just find a quiet corner for yourself. If the sun is shining head outside and enjoy the lovely grounds that are beautifully manicured and landscaped with lots of seating dotted around. Ragdale Hall Spa offers the very highest standard of facilities with lots of attention to detail, from the grounds, to the rooms, treatments and staff, in addition to customer satisfaction they don't fail to deliver.
The Grange Garden Centre is a family run business that is located close to Melton Mowbray. They stock a diverse range of garden favourites including bedding plants, basket plants, climbers, shrubs, trees, herbs and alpines, that are either grown by them or obtained from local suppliers. The staff are friendly helpful and very knowledgeable on all things garden related. The Alpine Restaurant has a mountain theme that is warm and cosy with a welcoming atmosphere, in the winter there is a lovely log fire and outside there are nice patios areas to enjoy summer days. The menu has a good selection of dishes that are wholesome and home cooked and made from local ingredients, the food is delicious, well cooked and presented and the aromas are lovely, you must try their home baked goods they are so good, customer service is excellent and it is great value for money. Don't forget to stop at the Gift Shop it has a lovely selection of unique quality gifts such as books, jewellery, clothes, homeware, candles and much more. The Garden Grange Centre is a lovely place to stop and pass a few hours wandering around their garden centre and shop and then enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant, a very pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Gainsborough Old Hall is a unique medieval manor house right in the heart of Gainsborough. Built between 1460 and 1480, it remains largely in its original state.
Perhaps the perfect Restoration country house, Belton's stunning interiors contain exceptionally fine plasterwork and wood-carving, as well as important collections of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silverware. There is also a huge children's adventure playground. (Wheelchair access limited in places)
Heckington's unique eight-sailed windmill is a landmark in the surrounding Fens. Built in 1830, the mill stopped work in 1946, but after restoration opened once more for work in 1986. The turning sails can still be seen when the wind is right.
Metheringham Airfield is a small, well maintained museum dedicated to RAF 106 Bomber Squadron which flew from here during the second world war. Photographs, information and displays give a fascinating insight into everyday life on an active airfield. What's more, many of the original buildings still remain, including the ration store. Regular events are held throughout the year.
Situated on the old World War 2 airfield of Winthorpe, Newark Air Museum has a varied collection of aircraft and memorabilia, most of which is displayed undercover. The museum shop also comes highly recommended, as do the snacks and drinks served in the tea rooms.
This medieval brick castle was lovingly restored by Lord Curzon before his death in 1925 after which it was given to the National Trust. Let the audio guide create a picture of what life was like at Tattershall Castle in the 15th century. Climb the 150 steps from the basement to the battlements and enjoy the magnificent views of the Lincolnshire countryside. Then explore the grounds, moats and bridges. (Restricted wheelchair access)
You'll find lovingly restored and meticulously maintained aircraft on display at this visitor centre. The Lancaster, Spitfires and Hurricanes are not museum pieces, they can be seen regularly at air shows around the country. Visitors can even meet the pilots who fly these wonderful aircraft and the ground crew who maintain them. An interesting and informative day out!
Dating from the 11th century and home to the Duke of Rutland, the Castle boasts breathtaking views and an impressive collection of furniture, porcelain and paintings (Gainsborough, Reynolds, Holbein and Poussin). The Spring Gardens are open for pre-booked groups.
Soaring above the city, Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe and dominates the landscape for miles around. Most of the Cathedral dates from the 13th century when it was rebuilt in the new Gothic style. See if you recognise sections from the 'The Da Vinci Code' which was partly shot here!
Lincoln Castle was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. The beautiful grounds are the perfect spot for a picnic and there are 3 towers to climb, 12th century wall walks, and a prison to explore. (Limited disabled access)
Rising majestically from the flat landscape of south Lincolnshire, Grimsthorpe Castle is surrounded by its extensive park. The principal front of the house, the last masterpiece of Baroque architect Sir John Vanbrugh, is designed to impress. (Dogs are welcome in the parkland and there is some limited access to the ground floor)
A small 17th-century manor house, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton, who formulated some of his major works here. An early edition of 'Principia' is on display and the orchard includes a descendant of the famous apple tree.
The squat profile of St Botolph's Church has earned it the nickname of 'The Boston Stump'. Its impressive and distinctive church tower dominates the town of Boston and the surrounding fenland. One of the best-known churches in the country, it celebrates its 700th anniversary this year.
Boston Guildhall is a magnificent building constructed in the 1390's to represent the wealth of the town and it still remains an important and grand building. Many of its original features are still evident today and you can appreciate the architectural genius of the building. A rich and interesting history is attached to the building as well as a collection of stories, secrets and experiences waiting to be told. In addition the Guildhall is home to the towns museum collection, there are permanent and temporary exhibitions on show illustrating the towns social and cultural history, through the ages. There are a number of interesting features including a Georgian Kitchen and the cell where the Pilgrim Father's leaders were imprisoned. It is well laid out and all the exhibits are clearly displayed with just the right amount of information available. There is a audio tour of the building. The staff are lovely really pleasant and helpful and happy to answer any questions you have, very knowledgeable. They are open 10.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and there is no charge for admittance. They operate a range of events during the year that are fun and entertaining for all ages especially young children so keep an eye out for these on the website. Boston Guildhall is a gem of a museum and should not be missed if you are in the area, a great way to find out about the towns local history in a pleasant and intriguing setting.
Built in 1819 for the Reckitt Family, Maud Foster Windmill is one of the best examples of a working mill in the UK. Flour is stone-ground in the traditional way as the 5 sails turn majestically in the breeze. Flour, muesli and porridge oats are all sold in the mill shop. After exploring the 7 different floors, relax in Maud's Tea Room with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Housed in a beautifully restored medieval town house, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum offers a fascinating insight into the history and the redevelopment of this grade II listed building. There are regular events, fairs and re-enactments taking place throughout the year.
Recreated on an original WW2 airfield, this extraordinarily evocative museum not only gives a real insight into life on a bomber airfield but also displays information and items from POW and Concentration camps, with all their stories of sadness and heroism.
The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum has the biggest collection of Romany horse-drawn caravans and other Romany artefacts in the world. Take time to browse the brightly painted caravans that will capture your imagination and transport you to a simpler way of life. The largest collection of Romany photographs and sketches covering the last 150 years.
Moulton Windmill is the tallest and most dramatic windmill in the country. Since 1999, a local charity has been restoring this 100ft tall to its former glory. With 9 floors to explore, grinding days to enjoy and the welcoming Granary Tearooms; Moulton Windmill has something for everyone.
A 16th century Tudor mansion, built by Sir William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I's Lord High Treasurer. Opened to the public in 2007, the new Garden of Surprises is a fantastic addition to the beautiful gardens of Burghley. The house has been used in numerous film projects including Pride and Prejudice and Elizabeth the Golden Age and is a must see!
Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century mansion, with spectacular views across the city. The Exhibition galleries play host to a lively programme of events and exhibitions.
One of the two best surviving examples in England, this late 17th-century brick built chapel was used by local Baptists as a secluded place of worship.