Best Western have 8 hotels in Lincolnshire
Book a Best Western hotel in Lincolnshire to experience one of the nation's largest counties and longest coastlines. Taking a short break here will put you slap-bang in the middle of one of the most sparsely populated and rural English regions, perfect for a quiet short UK break. Best Western has seven hotels in Lincolnshire, located along the coast as well as buried in the rich and beautiful inland greenery.
Town and city breaks in Lincolnshire
The impressive outlines of Lincoln Castle and the lofty three towers of Lincoln Cathedral, the tallest in Europe, dominate the skyline of the county town, Lincoln. This city has been central to many happenings over the ages due to its important inland position on the River Whitham. There are many historic buildings and landmarks to see, such as the Jew's Court, Viking Way, Newport Arch and the Lincoln Arboretum. It might be worth booking a Lincolnshire hotel in December near the city, as the castle plays host to an exciting and unique German-influenced Christmas market each year and the famous medieval Old Town and The Bailgate are particularly beautiful under a glistening white sheet. Although the region is largely rural, some of the towns, scattered throughout the fertile land, such as Grantham, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston and Spalding are well worth a visit.
Holidays in the Lincolnshire countryside
For a Lincolnshire hotel break that is more suited to those who enjoy the countryside, try Horncastle, a small town nestled nicely in between the administrative headquarters and the coast. Challenge your thighs and calves by cycling the picturesque and rolling hills of the Wolds, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' or by wakeboarding on the Cleesthropes to Skegness coastline. From your hotel in Lincolnshire, head to Market Rasen, located between Lincoln and Grimsby. It is a town great for cycling enthusiasts, as it lies on National Cycle Route One. The town holds regular markets which afford a range of local produce. For sports fans, Market Rasen Race Course offers all the excitement of Nation Hunt racing, with a year round programme of events. To get back to nature, leave your Lincolnshire hotel and head to the sprawling Fens, the beautiful and untouched wetlands of the East Midlands that are home to so much indigenous and interesting flora and fauna.
Beach holidays in Lincolnshire
If you are looking for a short break that children will enjoy, then Skegness is Lincolnshire's most famous tourist resort, boasting a very long and wide sandy beach. Its Jolly Fisherman mascot adds a touch of good humour and the small neighbouring coastal resorts of Ingoldmells and Chapel St. Leonards provide a possible change if your Lincolnshire hotel in Skegness gets too stuffy. The beach attached to the famous resort has donkey rides available in the summer months and has had a Blue Flag awarded for cleanliness - the perfect summer paradise. Tourists enjoy the sea facing Grand Parade with its range of fairground rides, shops and attractions, including The Embassy Theatre. The town is famous for its fish and chips outlets, but, as you might expect in a summer beach resort, there are many bars and restaurants to suit a wide variety of tastes. Skegness hosts an annual carnival in August, so it is worth booking ahead for your hotel in Lincolnshire if you plan to visit during that month. If Skegness doesn't tick all the boxes for you, try the popular resort of Mablethorpe, famous for its sands, and the neighbouring villages of Trusthorpe and Sutton-on-Sea; or perhaps Cleethorpes and the nearby village resort of Humberston.
Attractions in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire has attractions that are available throughout the whole year. If browsing through galleries is your thing, then try the collection of fine and decorative arts at The Usher Gallery, which is set in the grounds of Lincoln's Temple Gardens. The county boasts a good number of live entertainment venues, including the Stamford Arts Centre, which offers theatre, music and dance. No matter where your hotel in Lincolnshire is based, make sure you head to Lincolnshire Castle, where one of the only four original copies of the Magna Carta is kept. The Engine Shed, close to Lincoln University's campus, is a lively music venue that is open to all, hosting gigs most weekends. To keep the children happy, try the Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness, which is suitable for toddlers and older kids alike. Clear the cobwebs by taking in the rich sea air on the bracing Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Book a hotel in Lincolnshire to experience this charming and varied county. Whether its beaches, countryside or culture you want, Lincolnshire has it all - the perfect UK short break destination.
Hotels in Lincolnshire
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Attractions in Lincolnshire:
Sat & Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)
Daily 11am-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm) Mar - Dec 2013 (annual)
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)
The last bell tolls at midnight Dec 2012 - Dec 2013 (annual)
Sun and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm (opening hours vary according to season) Mar - Nov 2013; Sun only (annual)