Art Holiday Travel and Vacation information for Lincolnshire

"Lincolnshire, maritime county in East of England, bounded North by Yorkshire, from which it is separated by the Humber; East by the North Sea; South by Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk; and West by Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland.
Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England. For a very long time it has been divided into 3 'parts' -namely, the Parts of Lindsey, the Parts of Kesteven, and the Parts of Holland. Generally speaking the land is flat and low, especially on the coast, which in some parts requires an embankment to check the encroachments of the sea. The Wolds, or Chalk Hills, in the Northeast, are about 47 miles long and 6 miles broad." From Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887.

Undiscovered England, with lovely houses, castles and villages, well away from the crowds - and the sandy coast has a string of cheerful seaside resorts One of England's biggest counties, Lincolnshire is famous for its traditional family beach resorts, but has another very appealing and largely undiscovered side. With a very distinct character, it offers adults a lot for a get-away-from-it-all break - good value, with generally low prices; and tourist information centres here tend to be particularly helpful.

Lincoln itself is an interesting city with plenty to see; Stamford and Boston too have a good deal of character. N and E of Lincoln, the rolling countryside makes for enjoyable drives on uncrowded roads, punctuated by attractive villages and small towns, and by soaring church spires. Two unique places to visit are the cheerful entertainment museum at Whaplode St Catherines, and the fishing heritage centre in Grimsby - a real eye-opener. There are some very striking houses and castles - Burghley House on the edge of Stamford, Belton House, and Tattershall and Grimsthorpe castles. The Normanby Hall country park is a pleasant spot, and the ruined abbey at Thornton Curtis is a little-known romantic gem.For families, Fantasy Island at Ingoldmells stands out - with plenty under cover, for days cooled by east winds off the North Sea (more common in recent summers). The seal sanctuary at Skegness is another family favourite, and adults as well as children really enjoy the butterfly park at Long Sutton and the owl centre at Weston.Around the Wash and up the coast towards Wainfleet and Coningsby, the land is very flat, reclaimed from the sea: pretty dull, except in springtime when the endless bulbfields around Spalding burst into spectacular bloom. Throughout the county's farmland, huge fields of arable crops can be rather tedious for walkers; speeding past more quickly in a car, bus or train, you're more aware of the shape of the countryside, giving it more appeal.In winter, Lincolnshire can be very chilly.

Ray Walker

10 Rugby Rd
Lincolnshire England

Ernest Taylor

35a Marsden Drive
Lincolnshire England

The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak is a small country Inn and is situated in open countryside with extensive views of the beautiful Welland Valley and many nearby attractions including, nearby Stamford, South Kesteven's second largest town. Generally known to be one of the most historic and beautiful towns in England. There are many historic buildings such as the three 13th century churches and the 15th century Browne's Hospital. There are numerous other medieval buildings and Georgian streets for you to visit.

Lincolnshire England
- The Royal Oak