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Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages
The following holiday cottage companies have been arranged in ascending order according to the number of Lincolnshire self catering properties they provide.
Discounts and seasonal reductions can be found on each site for selected cottages - visit the site for the latest information.
Cottages 4 You
- Almost 50 Lincolnshire holiday cottages
and self catering accommodation. Some of their holiday properties can be booked for £300 (p/w) and the vast majority have attained three stars or more for standards. See their deals section for a range of reductions and discounts.
- 30 Lincolnshire cottages
and other forms of self catering accommodation from Holiday Lettings. Many of their holiday properties are situated in picturesque towns such as Louth and Tattershall. Their range also includes lodges and log cabins.
- More than 20 Lincolnshire cottage properties provided by Holiday Rentals. They range from Scandinavian lodges to bungalows - many are well-appointed with some located on the Lincolnshire Coast. Booking rates are between £176 to £700+.
- About 40 cottages within a 20-mile radius of Lincolnshire from Hoseasons. They are located in towns such as Horncastle and Woodhall Spa and are mostly, rurally located traditional cottages. The weekly price range is between £283 and £955.
Lincolnshire one of the most attractive, picturesque counties in the UK. Situated in the North Midlands, the region is known as 'Britain's Holland' due to the flat fenlands found there. It is also a place of historical significance and is home to one of the UK's most impressive Gothic cathedrals (see below).
The Lincolnshire Wolds
, are designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and consist of rolling hills, deep valleys and quiet streams. Minor roads offer charming drives through picturesque and lightly populated areas. This is also a land of fens and marshy land such as The Wash, ending point to the rivers Welland, Steeping and the Witham. The resorts Skegness and Ingoldmells are hugely popular, the latter home to Butlins. Places like Mogs Eye and Crook Bank provide a more tranquil coastal alternative and feature some of the finest beaches in the United Kingdom.
The Lincolnshire countryside offers hidden hamlets and a landscape rich in variety and history. Roman roads provide evidence of Latin occupation and the Viking Way
, which stretches 147 miles across the county from North to South is indicative of a Danish heritage. Louth is one of the most perfectly preserved Georgian towns in England while Lincoln's cathedral is simply stunning.
Lincolnshire visitor attractions
For more details of outdoor activities, family days out and popular visitor attractions, see the information provided below. We've included admission prices and entry times where possible.
For family days out visit Pleasure Island Theme Park
. Located in Cleethorpes, it features a wide collection of roller-coaster rides, shows and events. Tickets range in price from £15 to £16.50, depending on the time of year - it's open from 10.30am to 5pm. Visitors looking to explore the region on water should try Lincoln Boat Trips, which runs river cruises on open-top craft.
Excursions are run four times a day from Easter to the end of September. See the website for more details. Alternatively, try the award-winning Spalding Water Taxi
service that operates 30 minute cruises from Spalding to Springfields festival gardens. The award-winning Natureland Sea Sanctuary
in Skegness is also popular and is home to seals, penguins and an array of tropical fish. Visitors are allowed to feed the seals and children are admitted free.
Food and drink
A selection of Ask restaurants can be found in Grantham, Lincoln and Stamford. Brackenborough Bistro and Bar
provides a more traditional alternative and specialises in local seafood from Grimsby and Louth. This AA rosette winner is open from 11.30 to 21.45 and is situated just outside of Louth. Lincolnshire also boasts a fine selection of quality public houses including the Black Horse Inn
, located in Donington-on-Bain, and the Red Lion Inn. Set in Raithby-by-Spilsby, the 300 year old pub features a black and white beamed facade and two open fires. Local ales such as Raithby are available as well as an eclectic menu that utilises local ingredients and produce.
History and Culture
Lincoln Cathedral provides arguably the finest example of gothic architecture
in the United Kingdom. Its towers dominate the sky-line for miles around and the interior features elaborate 14th century stone carvings and the earliest example of a ten-sided chapter house. Free tours are run throughout the year - the cathedral is open from 7.30am to 8.00pm and admission is £5.
, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment, exhibits a vast collection of artifacts including medieval tools and pottery. Visitors will also find a selection of paintings from local artists, depicting the town and surrounding countryside. It's open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Other highlights include the 11th century Lincoln Castle and Belton House, in Grantham, with its ornate interior and impressive grounds.