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The Forge is a 3 bedroom two storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 5 and is located in Boston, East England. This property does not allow pets. Prices range from £264 to £740 per week and the accommodation has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10.. Local to Algarkirk, Fosdyke, Frampton, Gosberton, Wyberton
Midway between Lincoln and the east coast beaches and boasting glorious country views with spectacular sunsets, this spacious and beautifully furnished, detached country cottage and its lovely garden offer the perfect base for enjoying the area’s many attractions. The holiday cottage was also awarded \"Highly Commended\" status in the Tastes of Lincolnshire awards in 2012. Tattershall Castle (NT) the Battle of Britain and East Kirkby Aviation Museums are 5 miles. Woodhall Spa 5 miles offers unique “Kinema in the Woods”, heated summer outdoor pool, cycle hire and signed cycling routes. Horncastle 10 miles is renowned for antique and vintage shops. Belton House (NT) and Belvoir Castle are within 45 minutes drive. Shop and pub 2 miles.
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!
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.
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.
A welcoming village pub that serves homemade food and good beer in a friendly atmosphere!
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.
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 .
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.
This sanctuary cares for retired and disabled horses. Visitors are welcome and donations are encouraged. They hold special events throughout the year.
This is one of the country's oldest family run breweries. Based in a windmill on the River Steeping, this brewery is very picturesque. Take a guided tour around the brewery or play with the traditional pub games. Other facilities include The Mill Bar, cafe and gift shop.
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.
This enchanted paradise is home to hundreds of birds, otters, chipmunks and wallabies, all of which can be seen wandering the grounds. Picnic in the Enchanted Woods or enjoy afternoon tea in the restaurant. The gardens situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds can be enjoyed again and again!
Makers of robust, functional tableware and giftware, Alford Pottery has a pot to suit all requirements. Come and see the experts at work and watch the pots being made. Children will find it particularly fascinating!
Step back in time to a rural life of heavy horses, mangles and farmhouse buildings. Numerous true to life exhibits show this working farm looking like it did before tractors and washing machines. Traditional Lincolnshire apple trees and a variety of herbs are grown in the orchard and gardens. Church Farm Museum is a popular choice for a fun family day out.
Looking for a day out with a difference? On Your Marques Model Car Museum could be just the ticket. Enter a world of motoring in miniature, take a trip down memory lane then marvel at the modern toys on display. Perfect for big and small kids alike!
Bottons Pleasure Beach is long established as a fun and exciting day out for all the family, in a prime location along the seafront. It is a very popular attraction to both visitors and locals in Skegness. It is a classic fairground with a diverse choice of rides ranging from the fast and exhilarating to those that are slow and sedate. There is a great choice of rides and side stalls. The theme park is open for the majority of the year, and throughout the spring and summer months. Buttons Pleasure Beach offers a range of payment offers to cater to all budgets thereby, ensuring everyone can enjoy the fun here, the best option is probably the wristbands if you want to try all the rides. The area is well maintained and is clean. Buttons Pleasure Beach offers a great day out for all, loads of fun and laughs all for a fair price.
The pier in Skegness has been an integral part of the town's heritage since it was built in 1881. Facilities on the pier include a bowling alley, children's indoor play area, laser quest and arcade amusements.
Lost World Adventure Park is an outdoor amusement park. The park is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm dependent on the weather, you pay a price in that covers you for the rides and activities on offer. Once you get through there is lots to keep children entertained with crazy golf, slides, bouncy castles, fairground rides and you can even try digging for fossils, it is probably only for those aged 9 and younger, not much to keep older children entertained. It is perfect for the smaller ones as they are the right height for all the rides and will get the most enjoyment here. There is a critter trail with a small selection of insects. There are no toilets within the park, they are located just outside, you get your hand stamped and come and go as you please. There are a number of stalls with games that are extra to play.
Feeding time for the seals and penguins is very popular at Skegness Natureland, one of the most entertaining and informative attractions on the East Coast. Reptiles and creepy crawlies inhabit the Tropical House and visitors can feed the animals in Pets Corner.
Hardy's Animal Farm is a fun way to see a modern-day farm at work. Children especially will love seeing the sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, ducks and poultry. There's an adventure play area where they can let off steam and tea rooms so parents can relax too.
An endless array of things to do include, white knuckle thrills, roller coaster and water rides and lots of excitement for younger children. A great family day out. Various eateries are available.
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!
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.
Rushmoor Country Park is the perfect place for a family visit, with lots of things for children to do, and lovely surroundings where adults can relax whilst the younger ones have fun with the animals.
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.
The biggest breeding colony of grey seals is just a few miles offshore from Mablethorpe, therefore admissions to the Seal Sanctuary are quite frequent. Not only does the centre rehabilitate injured and sick seals, they also rescue injured birds and other wildlife. A visit here is not only educational but will also help support this exceptional centre.
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.
Inside you will find an amazing variety of animals including otters and penguins as well as a full seal rescue facility and hospital. Among the rich diversity of life in the displays are sharks, seahorses and rays.
This is England's premier lavender farm, take a guided tour around the distillery and treat your nose to a trip around the herb garden. Look around the Rare Breeds and Animal Centre, new in 2010. Enjoy delicious food at the Lavender Kitchen restaurant, visit the gift shop selling a multitude of locally produced fragrant products and see the essential oil distillery in action. You can even learn how to create your own fragrant garden!
Snettisham's proud motto is 'a countryside park for all seasons, activities for all ages'. See stags and new born deer, hand feed the hinds on a unique deer safari, ride horses and ponies, follow the discovery trail or have fun in the adventure playground.
A legendary resort which is well worth a visit; perfect for all ages. With a long, sandy beach, Skegness is a great place to have some fun in the water and build some sandcastles. There is lots to do at this Blue Flag resort with cafes, restaurants and all the entertainment you would expect from this age old seaside town.
A popular family beach with gorgeous golden sand and donkey rides up and down the front. Sit back, soak up the atmosphere and get building those sandcastles!
West facing cliffs mean this beach is a little sun trap, with excellent vantage points for spectacular sunsets. At approximately two miles, this charming beach is a ideal for a bracing walk in the winter months or to lay back and catch some rays in the summertime. Go rockpooling, visit the amusement arcades and admire the beautiful Victorian houses poised on the seafront.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a great place to spot many species of local bird. See some beautiful beaches in a largely unspoilt section of the county. Wild marram grass and sandy dunes are all that you will find here. A perfect place to relax and unwind away from the nosy arcade games of the better known local beaches.
Accessed by a mile long walk along the Norfolk coastal path at Thornham, these secluded sands are also an excellent for spot for bird watching and winter beach walks.
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.
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.
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).
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.
North Shore Golf Club is a great course that is a blend of links and parkland holes that are arranged in two loops making a par 71 course, the first 9 holes are parkland and the back 9 links. It is challenging to all level of golfer with lots of natural hazards and a wide variety of obstacles. Located along the coastline the winds can make a round of golf difficult. In addition this excellent course also has a short game practise area and a putting green. The condition of the course is excellent, the greens are a normal speed and the fairways are lovely and green. The staff throughout the club are so friendly and helpful and make visitors feel very welcome. The Clubhouse serves a great selection of home cooked food that is very reasonably priced and the atmosphere is inviting and lively. North Shore Golf Club offers you the opportunity to play a round of golf on a great course for excellent green fees.
The Oasis Sports and Leisure Centre has a number of facilities including an eco ice rink, swimming pool, indoor bowling hall and squash courts.
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.
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.
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.
Fans of the Natterjack toad should head to Gibraltar Point, over 1,000 acres of coastal land stretching from the edge of Skegness south to the mouth of the River Steeping. Around 214 species of birds live here as well.
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 must see for any nature lovers. Witness thousands of wading birds move onto their roosting banks in front of the hides provided by the RSPB. If you're visiting in winter at dawn or dusk there is a very good chance of seeing pink-footed geese. Whereas a summer visit should reveal huge numbers of common terns and black-headed gulls.
Gunby Hall's exquisite walled gardens are planted with traditional English vegetables, fruit and flowers, with espaliered apples and pears, and contain a dovecote pre-dating the house.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Reputedly the largest thatched manor house in the country, Alford Manor House was built to a traditional H plan in 1611 (its attic rooms are virtually untouched since that time). Architecturally fascinating, it also boasts award winning tearooms.
Situated in the Grand Parade, The Embassy Theatre offers a whole host of entertainment from musicals, comedy, plays and the obligatory pantomime at Christmas! Friendly staff, great shows and comfortable facilities make a night at this theatre an enjoyable experience.
Lucky Strike is located in a prime position in the centre of Skegness on the sea front. The arcade is home to state of the art machines, and there are also fruit machines and a casino area. The bowling alley is on the ground floor. The soft play area on the top floor is a big hit with children, who will happily spend hours here running about. There is also a crazy golf area located here. You can exchange your tickets for prizes so you could take something nice home after your visit. There is a a restaurant located on the top floor that provides casual dining as well as lovely views out over the beach, Grand Parade and Clock Tower. The menu has the usual favourites that are tasty and well priced. Coffee Point is the place to call to enjoy a coffee in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, you can seat indoors or on the open-air balcony. The staff are really nice, friendly and helpful. Lucky Strike is a fun place for the whole family, everyone can find something to entertain them and everyone will enjoy the challenge of collecting tickets to swap for prizes.
Xsite Skatepark is a premier skatepark and was the very first purpose built indoor and outdoor skatepark in the UK. It started from an idea formed by a group of local skaters and bmxers and has evolved into a superb facility that boasts great amenities that cater to inline skaters, bmxers, skateboarders and scooters. Located indoors is the finest mini ramp around and a first class street course and they continue to improve and add to the amenities to cater to the demands of the users. Outdoors you will find the Plaza this has been designed to provide a genuine street environment and has all the obstacles and challenges needed to create a street experience including ledges, banks, hubbas, stairs and rails. The beauty of this park is that whatever the weather you still get to skate. Xsite Skatepark is not open on Mondays or Tuesdays except during school holidays. The charge for using these facilities is extremely reasonable and includes equipment hire. The park caters to all ages and abilities so everyone can join in the fun, you are required to sign a consent form before commencing and under 16's must be signed in. If you don't wish to get involved there is plenty of seating and a nice cafe where you can observe all the action, the food is all freshly cooked and great value. Xsite Skatepark is a fantastic facility in which to learn or enhance your skills on a skatebord, skates or bike.
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.
This seaside village is situated on Lincolnshire's east coast. With miles of sandy beach and lots of family attractions on the promenade, you won't be lost for things to see and do.
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 cinema first opened its doors to the film viewing public in the 1920s. They show many films from big blockbusters to more rare art house films — see website for details.
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.
The Museum Collection presents a collection of replicas, cards and gifts from some of the leading museums and galleries in Britain as well as many overseas. Most items are produced by or with the museums themselves, so your purchases will help the respective institutions
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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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the old stone grinding process first hand and enjoy spectacular views over the Lincolnshire Wolds. After taking a tour of Alford Five Sailed Windmill, enjoy afternoon tea in the old Sail Shed and peruse the antiques in the old Engine House. Produce from the mill can be purchased in the shop on site.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.