Lincolnshire county is located in the East Midlands in the UK, the old historic city of Lincoln being its capital. Lincoln Cathedral is a sight to behold. Consecrated in 1092 after William the Conqueror had taken the throne of England and also built a castle not far away from the spot too. The castle as well as the Cathedral stands in the City today. Both would make more than a days learning and viewing.
Lincolnshire boasts some beautiful coastal areas perfect for peaceful beach walks or horseback riding. Chapel St Leonards’ village is 8km (5 miles) north of Skegness and was once part of the parish of Mumby, this is where the name originates due to the chapel at Mumby being dedicated to Saint Leonard. “Saint Leonard of Noblac,” the patron saint of prisoners of war, political prisoners, captives, imprisoned people, women in labour and horses. Skegness is one of the largest of the holiday resorts is where most will recollect as a holiday location and where you’ll find Fantasy Island, rollercoasters and Butlins holiday park, plus many other attractions such as the sea life centre. Chapel St Leonards’ although having all amenities, plenty of accommodation, shops, cafes, pubs, and fish & chip shops.
There’s lots of wildlife to be seen in this county including seals, there are 4 thriving Grey Seal pupping colonies on England’s East Coast including Donna Nook in Lincolnshire. Tattershall castle is another example of the history in Lincolnshire with its 130ft (40 metre) high battlements to see for miles across the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and the sights from above show more of the history, looking over the vast landscape you can clearly see the lay of the land, from the double moat surrounding the castle, the lovely St Mary’s church close by and the Cromwell estate, now owned and looked after by The National Trust.
Another National Trust property in the county is Belton House with The National Trust’s largest adventure playground. Belton house was built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s and has stunning gardens, 1300 acres of parkland with a herd of around 300 fallow deer.
Lincolnshire has so much to offer, walking, family days out, pony trekking, nature reserves and lots of history.