Wide open spaces, dark starry skies and a vast stretch of sandy coastline that's dotted with nature reserves and bird sanctuaries; Lincolnshire is a boon for lovers of the great outdoors. This beautiful easterly county, home to historic Lincoln and the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds, has fast become one of the leading locations in the UK for glamping. From super-luxury yurts with grand pianos inside and four poster beds, to secluded shepherd's hut hideaways and traditional gypsy wagons, there's something in Lincolnshire for everyone.
What to see and do while glamping in Lincolnshire You can find out about things to do in Lincolnshire at one of the county’s Tourist Information Centres and there’s plenty of information on the Visit Lincolnshire website too. But we’ve put together our own list of the county’s highlights – a few suggestions of things you won’t want to miss while you’re glamping in Lincolnshire. 1. Explore The Wolds – Tennyson Country. Immerse yourself in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the place that the well-loved poet Alfred Tennyson called home, as you enjoy walks and picnics among rolling chalk hills and flower-filled meadows. 2. Visit Mablethorpe Beach Get your bucket and spade out and head for the golden sands of Mablethorpe. One of the Lincolnshire coast’s best-loved beaches, Mablethorpe makes the most of its golden sands with traditional attractions including donkey rides that your kids will love. 3. Ride the merry-go-rounds at Skegness Pleasure Beach. A visit to one of the original English seaside resorts is a must when you’re in this part of the world. Skegness has been welcoming campers to its holiday parks for generations and it has the entertainment to prove it! 4. Take a stroll on the pier at Cleethorpes. Another family-friendly beach with lots of facilities, Cleethorpes is a great place for traditional fun but it’s also renowned as a bit of a kite-surfing Mecca so if you prefer activities with a bit more action, consider glamping near Cleethorpes. 5. Explore Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve. When you’ve had enough of the thrills and spills of the seaside amusements, this nature reserve is a great place to experience the other side of Lincolnshire’s coast – the wilder one. Start at the visitor centre and follow a trail around the dunes, grassland and marshland to spot birds and other wildlife. 6. Look out for seals at Donna Nook Nature Reserve. All weather glampers only need apply! Lincolnshire’s grey seal colony spends most of the year on distant sandbanks but come to this protected stretch of coastline to give birth between October and December. A great place to see this spectacle if you are on a winter glamping holiday in Lincolnshire. 7. Visit Lincoln Cathedral. If you get close to the city it’s pretty hard to miss Lincoln Cathedral. It’s colossal and once held the honour of being the tallest building in the world. Climb its tower for amazing views of the city and beyond. It’s said to be one of Europe’s finest examples of Gothic architecture too so if you head into the city it’s worth taking a look. 8. Admire the Georgian splendour of Stamford. You may feel like you’ve stepped back in time if you take a visit to Stamford where there are more than 600 listed buildings. Full of independent shops and genteel tearooms – where you can tuck into a slice of Lincolnshire speciality, Plum Bread. 9. Take a tour of Burghley House. Billing itself as England’s greatest Elizabethan house, Burghley is certainly impressive and its gardens and parkland are vast. Forget the school-trip feel of yesteryear though, your kids will be enthralled by the Horrible Histories-style tours that are usually laid on in the summer holidays. 10. Chuck a Lincolnshire sausage on the BBQ. Cooking on the barbecue or over a campfire and eating al fresco is all part of the fun of a glamping or camping holiday. And when you are glamping in Lincolnshire there’s only one type of banger you should consider – the sage flecked, Lincolnshire variety. Delicious!
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