Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Lincolnshire
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Bordering no less than eight different counties, Lincolnshire sits in the East of England and offers an intriguing mix of landscapes and traditions, all fused together to create an exciting and vibrant culture. It is a predominately agricultural county with vast acres of barley, wheat and sugar beet farms in amongst green fields and hills that stretch to the horizon. Its coastal towns and long stretches of unspoilt nature bring in thousands of tourists every year and the bustling cathedral city of Lincoln combines modernity with tradition. Read More
Located just a five minute walk from the historic market town of Horncastle with its pub, shops and restaurants, this is an ideal base from which to explore Lincolnshire. Plenty of outdoor pursuits in the local area, attractions and the coast with its vast sandy beaches is within easy driving distance. 3 Star.
Located in a quiet small town within walking distance of pubs and local amenities and just six miles from Skegness with its many attractions, this holiday cottage is ideal for couples wanting to explore the area.
The area is steeped in Roman history and you can find various Roman walls throughout the county as well as medieval castles. Lincoln Castle was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and is a remarkable well preserved attraction that offers an insight into the history of the castle and the surrounding area from the Middle Ages onwards. The Lincoln Cathedral is regarded as one of the finest in Europe with its Gothic architecture and mix of Saxon, Norman and medieval influences.
Adventure lovers can enjoy large areas of unspoilt natural landscapes with various walking and cycling trails. Hiking along the Viking Way which runs the length of the coast and provides spectacular views, refreshing sea air and peaceful surroundings is a great way to see the coastal areas. Similarly, following in the footsteps of literary figure Lord Tennyson on the Tennyson Trail across the rolling hills and scenic beauty of the 130 mile long walk, that you can join and leave as you please, offers good views of the countryside.
The waterways that trickle over the county provide good fishing and canoeing opportunities and the more energetic coastline is popular for sailing and windsurfing. An interesting part of its history is during the Second World War, as the county was used extensively by the RAF. It has a rich aviation heritage and there are several museums where you can see and learn about how it played a vital role in the air battles of WW2.
Culinary speaking, Lincolnshire is one of the most diverse in the country. It offers several unique and speciality dishes native to the region including haslet (a pork loaf garnished with sage), Lincolnshire sausages (where local butchers create their own recipes) and stuffed chine (salted neck-chine of a pig flavoured with parsley). Indeed, Batemans Ales are famous throughout the county as well and can be sampled in many of the rustic inns and pubs.
The cathedral city of Lincoln is a busy metropolis that still has age old buildings and architectural styles from times gone by. You can find modern shopping beside independent niche stores and energetic nightclubs near to quiet and nostalgic pubs. The whole county is a well-crafted mix of new and old as well as rural, urban and coastal. The sheer diversity on offer in Lincolnshire makes it a perfect place to visit as it offers so much in its borders. From heritage to speciality dishes, countryside walks to coastal water sports, the country of Lincolnshire has a remarkable ability to cater for all tastes.
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