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Lincolnshire: Out and about along the coast or in the country

Burgh Hall Holiday Apartments act as a great base for days out discovering the best of the Lincolnshire coast and country. From the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds and market towns to the fun of the lively seaside holiday resorts. Here you will find information on places to visit and things to do while on holiday in Lincolnshire.

Burgh-le-Marsh

Burgh-le-Marsh view

Burgh Hall is only approximately a 5 minute walk to the centre of the historic market town of Burgh-le-Marsh which is situated in a rural setting, on the edge of the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds.  The accommodation is only a brief journey to the coastal holiday resorts of Skegness & Ingoldmells, allowing you the ideal holiday location for interesting and enjoyable day’s out. The town of Burgh le Marsh offers a good selection of pubs and eateries, shops, post office, coffee shop & tearoom’s, hairdresser’s, hot food take away’s. In fact most things for your everyday needs during your stay.

On the outskirts of the town is the Lincolnshire Shooting Centre for trying your hand at shooting and archery. There is also a restaurant if you just want something to eat. Also for the angler there are numerous well stocked established fishing lakes on the edge of town and nearby.

The holiday apartments are the ideal location for you to explore and discover the many things that the county of Lincolnshire as to offer. Plenty of wide open spaces, historic buildings and bustling market towns.

Similarly cyclists and walker’s can enjoy miles of quiet scenic country lanes or take the cycle path into Skegness. For the golfing enthusiast there are a golf course’s and driving range’s only a short journey away.

Discover some of the history of Burgh-le-Marsh

The towns jewel in the crown must be the Burgh le Marsh Windmill (Dobsons Windmill) part of the Burgh le Marsh Heritage Centre. Unique in the fact that the five sailed windmill turns clockwise, in contrast to most  windmills turn anti-clockwise. The mill is open for guided tours. After a tour you can enjoy refreshments in the Mill tea shop. An adjacent museum offers you a glimpse into the towns past.

A short journey from Burgh-le-Marsh is the National Trust property of Gunby Hall (approx 2.5 miles) the magnificent 16th century country house, surrounded by parkland incorporating walled gardens.

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The Lincolnshire Coast

Sunrise Skegness beach

Skegness, Lincolnshire’s premier coastal resort is approximately five miles from Burgh Hall Holiday Apartments. Offering entertainment for all the family. With miles of long sandy ‘Blue Flag’ beaches, donkey rides, amusements, numerous cafes and shops. Skegness also offers first class golfing particularly the Seacroft Golf Club and the North Shore Golf Club. The Natureland seal sanctuary allows you to have an entertaining and fascinating day out, where you can get up close to the seals and other animals. Gibralter Point Nature (approx 8 miles) south of Skegness offers a differing abundance of wildlife. A haven for the ornithologist and for those that enjoy the open spaces and walking.

For evening entertainment, the Skegness Embassy theatre stages shows and events through out the year. As a result you can enjoy some of the latest talent from TV and stage while you are also given the chance to enjoy fine musicals and noteworthy tribute acts.

Heading a little further up the coast is the bustling resort of Ingoldmells (approx 6 miles) with Fantasy Island, popular for it’s array of ‘white knuckle’ rides. Less energetic rides for the youngsters are also in abundance. Hardys Animal Farm provides a great day out, while discovering about farm life. There is a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities, allowing you the chance to meet, feed and make friends with the animals, whatever the weather.

Further along the coast

Other places along the coast include Chapel-St. Leonards (approx 8 miles), Mablethorpe (approx 18 miles). In contrast there is Donna Nook (approx 32 miles) nature reserve and a RAF bombing range. During every November and December grey seals come to the Donna Nook coastline to give birth to their pups. This wildlife happening attracts numerous visitors from many parts of the UK.

Further details regarding activities and places of interest along the Lincolnshire coast can be found HERE

The County of Lincolnshire

Lincoln Cathedral

The county of Lincolnshire, UK’s second largest county offers a steadier pace of life for that relaxing holiday you deserve. Wide skies, the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds an area of outstanding natural beauty, country lanes and tranquil walking routes. Dotted around the county are numerous market towns including Alford (approx 11 miles) and the Manor House. Believed to be the largest thatched manor house in England. Boston (approx 23 miles) with its famous Boston Stump. The Georgian town of Louth (approx 20 miles), there you will find numerous independent shops. Described by the TV Chef’s – The Hairy Bikers as a “food mecca”, Spilsby (approx 8 miles) birth place of Sir John Franklin.

Interested in history? Lincolnshire does not disappoint. Lincoln (approx 39 miles) the county town of Lincolnshire. With it’s iconic medieval cathedral and historical buildings and artifacts, offers a great day out. With sightseeing, dining and shopping in abundance, most tastes are catered for.

Bomber County

For the aviation enthusiasts RAF Coningsby is home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (approx 25 miles) there you will see, one of only two airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers in existence. The BBMF Visitor Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 5.00pm (It is advisable to check prior to your visit).

East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre (approx 14 miles) another interesting historic attraction. Based on the site of the second world war airfield of RAF East Kirkby the centre is a family run museum. Established for over 20 years, and as a result is now seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2. Above all the centrepiece of the exhibits is probably the Avro Lancaster Bomber, and many wartime vehicles.  Most noteworthy is the original 1940’s Control Tower which is still retained.

Further details regarding activities and places of interest along the Lincolnshire coast can be found HERE

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