Explore Further in Lincolnshire

Nearby on Lincolnshire’s Natural Coast could mean a circular walk inland to visit one of the many medieval churches in the marshland villages. Or it could mean going further inland to visit an historic market town, country house or castle, some aviation heritage or a walk in the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds. We’ve a few ideas for you.

Historic Market Towns

The market towns all have their particular style – Louth with its lovely church spire and great shopping, Horncastle for antique lovers, Spilsby with its connections to the great explorers and Boston with heritage in abundance and very popular market. But for its charm Alford is well worth a visit.
A 17th century thatched manor house, fine church, corn exchange and working windmill just for starters. Alford has some excellent town trails to help you discover these and other  more hidden delights. At the foot of the Wolds, Alford is just a 20 minute drive from the coast.
There are downloadable circular walks that take you around the town or longer walks that include nearby villages as well. Market day is Tuesday for extra buzz and look out for the summer craft markets.


There’s no shortage of fascinating heritage within a short drive but we’ve picked out two of the best. 15th century red brick Tattershall Castle (NT) is double moated. Its magnificent tower can be seen for miles – this is what wealth and power looks like. Tattershall Church in the nearby village is very fine and well worth a visit.
Gunby Hall (NT) dates from 1700 and is a charming small country house with wonderful walled gardens. Dogs are welcome and there are downloadable walks around the grounds including  snowdrop walks in February -very popular so do book your place.

Aviation Heritage

Lincolnshire has some fascinating aviation heritage. Two of the best and closest to the coast are Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby and the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre at East Kirkby.
The Lancaster, six Spitfires and two Hurricanes of the BBMF are all airworthy and can be seen at displays throughout the summer. But visiting them in their ‘home hangar’ on a guided tour gives a whole new dimension and the chance to see the aircraft up close.


There are many circular downloadable walks to choose from of varying distance and might include villages or visitor attractions like a drainage museum or a windmill. Sandilands to Huttoft Bank is a circular walk that includes farmland, nature reserves, an old railway line and the beach. The tree lined section of the old Louth and East Coast Railway is now managed as a linear nature reserve.


Lincolnshire is such a big county and there is much to discover. So just a few favourites to whet your appetite. Lincoln’s Castle and Cathedral date from 1068 and 1072; they are William the Conqueror’s very visible way of saying ‘I’m in charge now’. The Cathedral can be seen from miles away as you approach and the Castle has recently undergone a £22m restoration. Stamford in the south of the county is just an historic gem, with the great Burghley House, literally on the edge of town. Other favourites are St Wulfram’s at Grantham, Heckington Mill, Elizabethan Doddington Hall and the eclectic Spalding Gentleman’s Society.

What else to see at The Natural Coast

North Sea Observatory

Bird Watching

Beach Picnics