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Destination guide

Experience Lincolnshire in holiday lettings

Lincolnshire brings together the best of the city, countryside and coast to create an ideal destination for world-weary travellers. Explore centuries of history, find unique gifts in the vibrant marketplace and try out new sports in the great outdoors, all within reach of the holiday lettings in Lincolnshire.

History

Heritage sites near Lincolnshire holiday lettings

The rich history and heritage of Lincolnshire is explored in various historic sites throughout the area. Holiday lettings can be found near interesting landmarks like Steep Hill, a charming cobblestone street with shops, pubs and iconic 12th-century buildings, and the National Trust Tattershall Castle, a medieval brick fortress with battlements, bridges and moats. History buffs will also enjoy the Doddington Hall & Gardens, a 16th-century mansion with Flemish tapestries and walled gardens, and Grimsthorpe Castle Park, a medieval house with an oak forest, ornate gardens and a central courtyard. You could also visit the Woolsthorpe Manor House, a 17th-century farmhouse that was once the home of Isaac Newton and features artefacts from his time there.

Things to do

Things to do near Lincolnshire holiday homes

With plenty of historic sites, museums and a vast landscape, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your Lincolnshire retreat. Holiday homes are available near such attractions as the Lincoln Cathedral, an 11th-century Gothic place of worship with a Wren-designed library, and the Lincoln Castle, an 11th-century fortress with historic ruins, guided tours and history exhibits. You could also visit the National Trust Belton House, a country estate home with opulent decor, period furnishings and vast gardens, or Fantasy Island Theme Park, a family resort with thrill rides, live entertainment and shopping experiences. For animal lovers, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, a marine zoo with a sea rescue centre and petting zoo, is a great place to visit.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Lincolnshire

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Lincolnshire a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Skegness Aquarium (24.3 mi / 39.1 km)
  • Skegness Pier (24.3 mi / 39.1 km)
  • Natureland Seal Sanctuary (24.4 mi / 39.2 km)
  • Hardy's Animal Farm (24.6 mi / 39.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Lincolnshire holiday cottages

From rolling hills and hidden valleys to pristine coastlines and glistening sea, you’ll find a range of outdoor activities in Lincolnshire’s vast natural landscape outside your holiday rental. Lincolnshire is the home of England’s golf legacy, offering several heathland courses with stunning scenery. Bird life, grey seals and other interesting wildlife can be seen on the coast and in various nature preserves across the area with hiking, cycling and walking trails. Horseback riding, surfing, kayaking, parasailing and other fun outdoor activities are also available to explore this vast landscape.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Lincolnshire

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lincolnshire is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Woodhall Country Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Bainland Country Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Cadwell Park (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Gunby Estate (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens (23 mi / 37 km)
  • Gibraltar Point National Nature (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Lincolnshire

Fly into Hull (HUY-Humberside), the closest airport, located 32.8 mi (52.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Nottingham (NQT), which is 37.5 mi (60.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Metheringham Station, Ruskington Station and Heckington Station are the main stations in the area.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Lincolnshire

The food heritage in Lincolnshire comes from fresh produce and locally produced meats combined with classic British cuisine. Homegrown produce, fruit and vegetables mix with grass-fed Lincoln Red Cattle and farm-raised eggs and game to create sensational dishes that are an experience all their own. Enjoy traditional fish and chips or try something unique to discover a new favourite in the restaurants, taverns and eateries near your holiday rental in Lincolnshire.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lincolnshire holiday cottages

Lincolnshire is the perfect place for fun with the whole family. Holiday lettings are available near locations like the Woodside Wildlife Park, a vast park and zoo with animal exhibits and safaris, and the Whisby Nature Park, a stunning green parkland with lakes, grasslands and scrub with nature trails. The Rand Farm Park, a kid-focused farm with animals, tractor rides and play areas, and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, a local history museum with steam engines and period artefacts, are also wonderful for fun and learning experiences with the kids.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lincolnshire?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 986 holiday lettings around Lincolnshire. From 578 cottages to 578 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Lincolnshire?

There's something undeniably charming about the countryside. If you're a city dweller ready for a bit of rural life, let us give you a helping hand. HomeAway has 206 rural holiday rentals in this destination. Open to other ideas? HomeAway is brimming with other rental options to investigate, including:

  • 130 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 47 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 44 lakeside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Lincolnshire?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 372 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices start from £20 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Cottage: 301 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.
  • Apartment: 131 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.
  • Hotel: 100 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £40 per night.

Can I stay in Lincolnshire in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and family can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you'll be travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help you out. Currently, house holiday rentals are the hottest thing for large groups of visitors here, and we have 80 featured on our database. The holiday rentals that can cater to large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 249 holiday rentals suitable for that size. Spend a night from just £43.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to learn that there are 97 holiday rentals that are suitable. The starting price is £59 a night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent suitable for 5 people? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 83 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £50 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring your uncle, your brother and all your pals to Lincolnshire.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Lincolnshire?

HomeAway has plenty of terrific cost-effective choices. Treat your gang to some wining and dining or stay a few extra nights with the pennies you'll have leftover. Skegness is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 106 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £71 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Boston is another place worth considering. We've got 137 and the average price is around £77 per night.