Immerse yourself in the local history of Lincolnshire as you wander the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle. The castle sits amongst rolling countryside, surrounded by gardens, sprawling woodlands and a 50-acre lake. Soak up the atmosphere of a castle that has been home to the same family since 1516 as you admire fine furniture, paintings and tapestries. Wander the parklands to spot deer descended from those hunted by King Henry VIII.
Head to Lincoln Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the UK and a shining beacon that can be seen for miles around Lincoln. Once described as “the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles”, stop here for solitude and prayer or to bask in the history of the great building that was once the tallest in the world. Admire its gothic architecture, from the spire to the intricate detailing in the cathedral’s awnings.
Observe enchanting flora and fauna at Brumby Wood in Scunthorpe. An ancient woodland with a series of well-worn paths, it is a wonderful place to recharge. Take the kids and let the play at Robin Hood as they climb trees and explore their fallen trunks. Revel in the soothing sound of birdsong as you admire fields of bluebells, wild garlic, and hawthorn. Enjoy the delicate serenity of a place untouched by the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Drive to the square-mouthed bay and Estuary, The Wash – among the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom. Watch out for the birds that flock there as you explore extensive salt marshes, lagoons and a lengthy coastline. Follow one of the many scenic walking and cycling trails it has to offer. Set up camp by the inviting shores of Cleethorpes Beach in Grimsby and stroll along miles of sandy beach. Stroll along the pier and take in the beautiful ocean view. Get stuck in with water sports, from canoeing and kayaking to surfing and windsurfing. Hire a deckchair to kick back and bask in the sunshine and feel great as you head back to your campervan with a tan.