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11th March 2020 Melanie West

How to spend 48 hours in Lincolnshire

You will be surprised how much you can pack into 48 hours in Lincolnshire. Take some inspiration from our weekend guide.

Day one

Start your tour of Lincolnshire within the stunning scenery of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Head over to Ludborough, which is close to Cleethorpes, and hop on a steam train to take a trip back to a bygone era.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, complete with steam train, runs on a section of track which used to link Grimsby and Boston. Thanks to years of hard work put in by volunteers, there is a museum and hopes to extend the railway. Any visit to the railway would not be complete without checking out the restoration work on locomotives being undertaken in the Engine Shed.

Then take the short drive to Tealby where you will find one of the oldest thatched pubs in Lincolnshire, the King’s Head. Dating back to the 14th century, this lovely pub offers great food with hospitality to match. The pub, which supports local producers, has set menus along with bar snacks.

Continue to enjoy lovely views of the Wolds while you head over to our capital city, Lincoln. Soak up Lincolnshire’s culture and heritage by touring around the magnificent Cathedral to see if you can spot the Imp, or walk around the restored ramparts at Lincoln Castle and maybe pop along to The Collection. And if you have time be sure to visit the amazing array of shops in the city, especially along Steep Hill.

Book into the White Hart in Lincoln for a stylish evening meal and continue to enjoy the ambience of the historic quarter of the city.

See if you can spot the Imp at Lincoln Cathedral, walk around the restored ramparts at Lincoln Castle and then pop along to The Collection

Day two

The whistle stop tour of Lincolnshire continues by moving south onto Grantham to visit Belton House. In April, this stunning country house welcomes big name equestrian stars to compete in its International Horse Trials but the house and gardens also offer a wealth of things to see and do throughout the year. Built in the 17th century, this country house boasts wonderful artworks along with Dutch gardens.

After building up an appetite during a morning of culture, move into the main part of Grantham to discover the Teaspoon Tea Company with is vast array of teas and the intriguing Hall of Cake. This tea room has become a firm favourite with visitors and residents since opening its doors in 2014 and sells more than 40 varieties of tea.

After carb loading in Grantham, why not burn off those calories by enjoying a woodland walk? A short drive through some lovely countryside is Bourne Woods. Amble through the paths of this ancient woodland, which also includes broad leafed trees and conifers, to make your way to the ponds. Wildlife is abundant in this forest so you may catch a glimpse of deer and even a kingfisher.

End your tour of Lincolnshire in the popular town of Stamford and enjoy a delicious meal at one of its most historic eateries, The George Hotel. With four restaurants and bars, all tastes will be satisfied with the exciting menus. And what perfect way to bring your trip to a close by toasting your time in Lincolnshire at the hotel’s champagne bar?


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Image credits: ©Kerkezz/stock.adobe.com; Shutterstock.com; Visit Lincoln

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