Places to visit in Lincolnshire

The county of Lincolnshire is to be found in in eastern England. [click here for map] Its coast line is defined by the North Sea from the Humber Estuary in the north to its southern bounds by The Wash. The county covers some 2,300 square miles [c5,900 sq km]. It is made up of seven districts: East Lindsey, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, West Lindsey, South Holland, the borough of Boston, and, of course, the fine city of Lincoln. The county’s population comprises approximately 567,000 souls. Apart from Lincoln City itself and some larger towns, there are many venues very well worth visiting, but which are often missed because of their being a little out of the way. The places below are listed alphabetically, mostly by town or village. However, it should be noted that this list makes no claim to completeness.
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Alford Windmill [with five sails]
30 East Street, Alford
Phone: 01507 462136
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm,
Sun 11am-5pm
Entrance: Adult £2.50, Child £1.50
OAPs £2
Alford Manor House Museum
West Street, Alford
Phone 01507 463073
The Manor House is now closed for restoration — this work should be completed by Easter 2006

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens
Churchgate, Spalding
Phone: 01775 725468
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat, Sun, & Bank
holidays 10am-5pm
Gardens Mon-Sat 8am till dusk,
Sun 10am till dusk
Entrance is free

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
RAF Coningsby
Phone: 01526 344041
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; closed Bank hols
Entrance £3, OAPs & children £1.50

Bulb Museum
Birchgrove Garden Centre,
Surfleet Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding
Phone 01775 680490
Daily 10am-4pm
Donations welcome

Baysgarth House & Park
Caister Road, Barton-on-Humber
Phone: 01652 632318
Thurs, & Fri 10.30am-3.,30pm
Sat & Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
Entrance free

Belton House
Belton, nr Grantham
Phone: 01475 566116
House open Wed-Sun 1pm-5.30pm
[also Bank holidays]
Gardens open 11am
Entrance: Adult £5.40, Child half price
Under 5 free. Family tickets £13.50
National Trust members free

Belvoir Castle
Phone 01476 870262
Open 11am-5pm
Entrance Adult £6, child £3.50
OAP £5.50, Family tickets £16
Party rates are also available
Queen’s Royal Lancers Museum is
open as above, entry is included
in the castle entrance fee.

Bolingbroke Castle
Old Bolingbroke, nr Spilsby
Phone: 01529 461499
Open every day from dawn till dusk
Entrance is free

Burgh-le-Marsh Windmill
A158 Lincoln to Skegness road
Phone 01754 766658
Open Sundays & Bank Holidays only
Entrance Adults 50p, children half price

Burghley House
Barnack Road, Stamford
Phone 01780 752451
Open 11am-4.30pm
Entrance: Adult £6.50, OAPs £6.30
Children 5-12 free with adult
Group rates also available.
Please note dogs cannot be admitted
Also see

Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens
Aby, near Alford
Phone: 01507 450687
Open daily 10am-5pm
Entrance: Adults £3.50, OAPs £3
children £2.50, family tickets £10

Doddington Hall
Doddington, Lincoln
Phone: 01522 694308
Open: Hall & gardens Wed, Sun, also
Bank holidays 2pm-6pm
Entrance: Adults £4.50, child £2.25
Family tickets £12
Gardens only: £3, children half price

Gainsborough Old Hall
Parnell Street, Gainsborough
Phone: 01427 612669
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm;
Sundays 2.30pm-5.30pm
Entrance Adult £2.50, OAPs £1.50, child £1

Grantham Museum
St Peter’s Hill, Grantham
Phone: 01476 568783
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Entrance is free

Greyfriars Exhibition Centre
Broadgate, Lincoln
Phone: 01522 530401
Wed-Sat 10am-4pm
Entrance is free
Exhibitions change, so phone for details

Grimsby Time Trap Museum
Town Hall, Town Hall Sq, Grimsby
Phone: 01472 324109
Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm
Entrance is free

Grimsthorpe Castle
Grimsthorpe, Bourne
Phone: 01778 591205
Open Sun-Thurs & Bank holidays
Park: 11am-6pm; Castle: 1pm-6pm
Castle & park entrance: Adult £6.50,
children £3.25
Park only Adult £3, children £1.50
see also

Guildhall Arts Centre
St Peter’s Hill, Grantham
Phone 01476 406158
Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm
Sat 9.30am-4pm
Entrance is free

Guildhall Museum
South Street, Boston
Phone 01205 365954
Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1.30-5pm
Entrance Adult £1.25, OAPs 80p
children free; Thurs entrance is free

Gunby Hall
Gunby, Spilsby
Phone 01909 486411
Hall open Wed 2pm-6pm; garden open Wed &Thurs 2pm-6pm
Entrance Adult £3.60; children £1.30
Under 5/National Trust members free

Harlaxton Manor
West of Grantham, c. 3 miles
Phone: 01476 403000
By appointment with minimum groups of 20.
Entrance: £4.50

Heckington Mill
Station Yard, Heckington
Phone: 01529 461919
Open Thurs-Sat 12 noon-5pm
Entrance Adult £1.50, children 75p

Hussey Tower
Skirbeck Road, Boston
Phone: 01529 461499
Open from dawn till dusk
Entrance is free

Lincoln Castle
Minster Yard, Lincoln
Phone: 01522 511068
Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm
Sundays 11am-5.30pm
Guided tours begin @ 11am & 2pm
Entrance: Adult £2.50, children £1
Student/OAP & UB40 £1.50;
Under 5 free

Lincoln Cathedral
Minster Yard, Lincoln
Phone: 01522 544544
Open Mon-Sat 7.15am-6pm,
Sundays 7.15am-5pm
Entrance Adult £3.50, concessions £3
Annual pass £12

Lincoln Guildhall
Stonebow, High Street
Phone: 01522 873507
Tours on Fridays & first Saturday of
each month & 1.30pm
Entrance is free

Maud Foster Windmill
Willoughby Road, Boston
Phone: 01205 352188
Open Wednesdays 10am-5pm;
Sats 11am-5pm; Sundays 1pm-5pm
Entrance: Adults £2.50, OAPs £1.50
Children £2

Mediĉval Bishops’ Palace
Minster Yard, Lincoln
Phone 01522 527468
Open daily 10am-6pm
Entrance Adults £1.90, OAPs £1.40
children £1

Tattershall Castle
Sleaford Road, Tattershall
Phone: 01526 342543
Open Sats-Weds 10.30am-5.30pm
Entrance: Adults £3, children ½ price
U5s & National Trust members free
FT £7.50

Tattershall Old College
Market Place, Tattershall
Open each day from dawn till dusk
Entrance is free

The Lawn
Union Road, Lincoln
Phone 01522 873 622
Open Mon-Sats 9am-5pm,
Sats/Suns 10am-5pm
Entrance is free

Waltham Windmill
Brigsley Road, Waltham
Phone: 01472 752122
Site is open throughout the year
Windmill Sats & Suns 10.30am-4pm
Entrance to windmill Adult £1, children 50p

Woolsthorpe Manor
23 Newton Way, Woolsthorpe-by-
Colsterworth, nr Grantham
Phone: 01476 860338
Open Weds-Suns & Bank hols 1pm-5.30pm
Entrance Adult £3.30, children £1.60
National Trust members free, FT £8.20