There are so many things to do in Lincolnshire, but here are the top 10.
Visit the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral which is the county’s crowning glory. Built shortly after the Norman Conquest, Lincoln Cathedral has been the backdrop for all manner of dramas over the centuries and was even at one stage the backdrop for the blockbuster movie, The Da Vinci Code. Either enjoy the majestic architecture of the building or some of the beautiful music played in some of the regular concerts hosted at the Cathedral.
Watch the action at Burghley International Horse Trials. Thousands of people flock to Burghley House in Stamford each September to watch top equestrian stars tackle the course laid out by Capt Mark Philips incorporating the famous Cottesmore Leap and Leaf Pit Jumps. Burghley is one of three events riders must win to scoop the Rolex Grand Slam eventing prize. And if horses are not your thing, there are plenty of stalls to browse around to pick up unique pieces. Lincolnshire also hosts Belton Horse Trials at Grantham.
Take to the water at Tallington Lakes, near Stamford, to enjoy a spot of water zorbing or jet skiing. But if you’d prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the leisure park also boasts a dry ski slope, climbing centre and even tennis.
Take a trip back to a bygone era by watching a film at the Kinema in the Woods at Woodhall Spa. Enjoy the organ accompaniment in the interval while taking a cup of tea.
Try out a modern treasure hunt thanks to Geocaching in the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds. Pitch your wits to solve the clue and find some of the 20 treasures which have been hidden in this area of outstanding beauty. The game also uses GPS coordinates to lead dedicated hunters to the treasures which can be left anywhere from walls to car parks.
Tuck into one of the county’s signature dishes – Lincolnshire Plumbread. A traditional accompaniment to this fruity bread is cheese but it tastes just as good with a simple layer of butter.
Fish and chips
Eat some of the freshest fish and chips at the seaside. Whether it’s Skegness, Sutton-on-Sea, Mablethorpe or Cleethorpes, the beautiful sandy beaches provide the perfect setting for one of Britain’s favourite meals.
RSPB Frampton Marsh
Pick up your binoculars to try and catch a close-up of the elegant avocet which can be seen wading around RSPB Frampton Marsh. The site has three hides which offer excellent views of the avian life which is flapping around Lincolnshire. Guided walks are offered around the reserve and can be finished off by tucking into a picnic or enjoying a coffee at the visitor centre.
Antique shops galore
Go antique shopping in some of the fantastic stores which can be found in Horncastle. The town is famous across the county for its antique shops which offer bargains which cannot be found elsewhere.
Thrills and spills are offered at the Lincolnshire Show. This traditional agricultural show combines entertainment and shopping with traditional country pursuits. With displays of farm animals and equipment, Lincolnshire Show also offers a packed programme of entertainment along with delicious food and a wealth of stalls to browse around.
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