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Visiting Lincolnshire: Ten Things You Have to See and Do!

The Deep, Hull

25 miles from The Old Granary to The Deep

Go down-under and explore the hidden wonders of The Deep, one of the UK’s most spectacular aquariums found water-side just across the Humber Estuary. Easily reached by crossing the Humber Bride, The Deep is just under an hour’s drive from us at The Old Granary and a place that provides a fish-eye view into the mysteries and wonders of Earth, leaving you to experience icy kingdoms, tropical habitats, creepy crawlies and the secret lives of deep-water dwellers! Explore over four billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to creatures of the sea’s past, as well wandering around an eclectic mix of outstanding-in-size fish tanks that range from the Lagoon of Light to an Amazon Flooded Forest, all of which vibrantly burst with colourful life. A seriously good indoor mooching spot, The Deep is perfect for if the sun is hiding and the weather’s a little drizzly!


Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

28 miles from The Old Granary to Lincoln Cathedral

Not only is the City of Lincoln famous for its steep, narrow and cobbled streets, but it’s home to the fourth largest Cathedral in the UK that, once upon a time, was considered the largest building in the world for 200 years! Considered a pinnacle of Gothic Art and architecture, Lincoln Cathedral’s timeless interior is filled with intricate detail, much of which represents the history of the city and urban myths and legends, including that of the mischievous Imp that was turned to stone for getting up to no good! Truly a spectacle of Lincolnshire that’s certainly not to be missed!


Normanby Hall Country Park, Scunthorpe

18 miles from The Old Granary to Normanby Hall Country Park

Normanby Hall Country Park is a classic English mansion right in the heart of Lincolnshire. Set within 300 acres of estate, the grand house comes with plenty of leafy green grounds to explore to your heart’s content, so whether it’s taking to the trees for a treetop adventure with Go Ape, fishing in Normanby Lake or sitting back and relaxing alfresco, there’s so much for all to enjoy. The country park is home to a mix of wildlife, from herds of both red and fallow spotted deer found grazing in the Deer Park to a party of peacocks that strut freely around the grounds!


Live Music and Events in Lincoln, Lincoln

28 miles from The Old Granary to Lincoln

From atmospheric city pubs to cultural cocktails bars, the narrow and cobbled streets of Lincoln are dotted with plenty of spots perfect for sitting back with a tipple in hand! Depending on the night of the week, live music can be heard throughout a mix of the city’s quirky venues, meaning the bang of a drum and string of a guitar is never too far. Lincoln’s The Engine Shed has played host to plenty of well-known musicians and comedians, so be on the look-out for your favourites and expect a good mix of events from live music to stand-up comedy.


Hidden Lincoln Tour, Lincoln

28 miles from The Old Granary to Lincoln

For those after an exclusive insight into the illustrious history of Lincoln, the Hidden Lincoln Tours are intimate outings that unveil the secrets and surprises of the charming little city, allowing you to closely explore and recognise the chronicles of Lincoln that have made it the buzzy city we see today. With a close emphasis placed upon the city’s iconic urban landmarks, unearth the need-to-know history of Lincoln Cathedral and get up close and personal with the genuine ancient manuscripts secured and displayed within the timeless building.


Mablethorpe Beach, Mablethorpe

40 miles from The Old Granary to Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe is a seaside town situated just off the sandy shores of the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. As the summer months are well and truly on their way and with stretching sand dunes to mooch along, what better time than now to soak up some summer sun and venture over for a bag of salt ‘n’ vinegar fish and chips paired perfectly with a fresh sea-breeze! Whether you’re after a day out sun-seeking or fancy seeing what else Mablethorpe has to offer, there’s plenty to get up to around the area’s natural surroundings and wildlife conservation centres. A few scenic top spots to look out for include The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre, Queens Park Boating Lake and Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary, all just a short drive from the seaside!

Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, Spilsby

36 miles from The Old Granary to Lincolnshire Aviation Centre

Restored to its original design on a historic World War II airfield, take a step back in time with the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, a family-run museum tucked away in the market town of Spilsby. The Lincolnshire Aviation Centre honours the heroic efforts and many lives lost during World War II, exhibiting an array of classic mid-twentieth century aviation vehicles that strive to educate and engage visitors with the fascinating and unforgettable extremes of wartime aviation. A museum with an edge, the aviation centre is home to ‘Just Jane’, an original Lancaster Bomber and the only wartime plane today that is able to take you up and down the runway.


Hartsholme Country Park, Lincoln

30 miles from The Old Granary to Hartsholme Country Park

The City of Lincoln is a top spot for those after the best of both worlds – what better than the buzz of urban life with the air of the countryside sitting right on your doorstep! A Grade II listed park, Hartsholme Country Park sits just 3 miles south west of the city centre and covers around 200 acres of undiscovered woodland waiting to be explored. The country park is made up of Victorian landscaped gardens, a spectacular reservoir amidst endless grasslands and a Visitor Centre with exhibitions and interactive features on the surrounding Hartsholme wildlife. As the leaves change colour with the seasons, the park is a vision to behold year round and the perfect spot for escaping the city for a little birdsong and some peace and quiet!  


Cadwell Park, Louth

24 miles from The Old Granary to Cadwell Park

Looking for your latest thrill? Look no further than Lincolnshire’s own roller-coaster ride of a circuit! Guaranteed to get your heart rate going and adrenaline pumping, Cadwell Park is a circuit set back in the Lincolnshire Wolds and a place for fast-pace! From exhilarating motor events to general track days, Cadwell Park is an absolute gem for any motor enthusiast, and being located just five miles south of the market town of Louth, it’s within easy reach of us! Whether choosing to put your foot down on the tracks or spectate from the Grandstand, a day at Cadwell Park is an experience like no other.  


The Red Arrows, Scampton

23 miles from The Old Granary to RAF Scampton

As well as being celebrated for its sausages, Lincolnshire is well-known for RAF Scampton, a Royal Air Force station just outside Lincoln. Home to the world-famous RAF Aerobatics team, the Red Arrows are a team of ever-changing dedicated pilots who over decades have been performing year in year out since 1965. With annual performances at their base in Scampton, this summer expect a colourful display of action-packed routines and death-defying manoeuvres! www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/stations/raf-scampton/