Things to do in Lincolnshire

Washingborough Hall Hotel is located just 3 miles from the historic centre of the City of Lincoln, the administrative centre of the county of Lincolnshire.  Located 141 miles north of London and 17 miles northeast of Newark-on-Trent, Lincoln’s colourful history dates back to the 1st Century BC.


5 Things to do in Lincoln

Bailgate Shopping Area
The Bailgate is a quirky cobbled street in Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. The Bailgate is brimming with boutiques, tea rooms, restaurants and bars along with boutiques, crafts, book and gift shops.

Lincoln Cathedral
The city is dominated by the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, which was completed in 1098.  It is the third largest cathedral in the country after St. Paul’s in London and York Minster and stands prominently on top of Lincoln edge – visible from miles around the city. When you tour the cathedral try and spot the “Lincoln Imp” perching on a pillar.

Lincoln Castle
In 1068 after the Norman Conquest, William 1 ordered the building of Lincoln Castle which still houses one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta sealed by King John in 1215. The view from the castle tower of the city is stunning and probably the best viewing point of the cathedral.

Steep Hill
If you thought Lincoln and Lincolnshire was flat try a brisk walk up Steep Hill which joins uphill and downhill Lincoln. Steep Hill was voted “Britain’s Best Street in 2012”. Take a look and you will see why. For those of you who don’t fancy tackling the steep gradient there is a frequent shuttle service between uphill and downhill Lincoln.

The Brayford Waterfront
Although having a superb heritage to preserve, Lincoln today is a thriving progressive University city. The Brayford Waterfront is an inland marina and has become a cosmopolitan hub, buzzing with entertainment. There are a host of restaurants, bars and relaxing cafes for visitors – many with outdoor seating and dining.

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Things to do in Lincolnshire

Interesting things to do and see are not just limited to the city of Lincoln; the county of Lincolnshire provides a host of places of interest.  Washingborough Hall provides an ideal base from which to explore.

Here are some ideas….

Batemans Brewery
Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet has passed through four generations of the Bateman family. Its Visitor Centre in fun and educational and not just for beer lovers.
40 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Belton House
17th century Belton House near Grantham has been described as “the perfect country house” with 36 acres of formal gardens and 1300 acres of deer park.
24.1 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Blankney Golf Club
Located in the heart of rural Lincolnshire and part of the Blankney estate this beautiful parkland golf course is always a pleasure to play. You can play at Blankney Golf Club throughout the year with the course standing up well to varying conditions.
7.6 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Bomber Command Memorial
Washingborough Hall Hotel, is ideally situated just over 2 miles from the Bomber Command Memorial
2 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Burghley House
The Elizabethan mansion of Burghley House at Stamford is well worth a visit. It was the ancestral home of Lord Burghley as in “Chariots of Fire”.
55.6 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Hemswell Antique Centres
Hemswell Antique Centres brings together one of Europe’s largest selection of dealers who can offer you the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables.
17.1 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Lincolnshire Wolds
The Lincolnshire Wolds are probably the county’s best kept secret and are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Geologically speaking they are part of the same formation as the South Downs. These beautiful, uncrowded rolling hills are great for scenic drives, biking, walking and horse riding – just don’t tell anyone please!
About 30 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Tattershall Castle
The National Trust property Tattershall Castle offers the chance to visit a dramatic 15th century tower with a moat. Climb all 149 steps of its spiral staircase and marvel at the views of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside from the roof. Audio tours available.
19.3 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

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Events in Lincolnshire & nearby

Lincolnshire is renowned for its annual events:

Christmas Market – early December
3.8 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Lincolnshire Show – June
7.8 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair – August
The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is one of Europe’s largest antiques and collectors fairs and is held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground on an enormous 84 acre site.
16.3 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

RAF Waddington Air Show – July
6.6 miles from Washingborough Hall Hotel

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