From flat marshes in the south to a sparkling coastline peppered with rolling hills in the east, the quaint county of Lincolnshire is a jewel of the English countryside. With a tranquil climate and unique rural beauty, Lincolnshire offers an exciting range of activities for those in their twilight years.
To help you arrange the perfect visit, we at Lottie have done our research. Here are the top 11 things for elderly people to do in Lincolnshire.
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At one time, Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in Europe. Still no less massive, the 950-year-old Cathedral is a sight no one should miss on a visit to the city of Lincoln.
There are lots of tours available, with adult and concession tickets costing £8 and £6.40 respectively. But remember - beware of the Lincoln Imp!
Located on Canwick Hill, the International Bomber Command Centre tells the stories of those who lost their lives in the RAF Bomber Command during WWII. As one of Europe’s most recognisable war memorials, the Centre is a leading reminder of the horrors of the Second World War.
Free guided tours are available and the Centre is fully accessible for those with impaired mobility or wheelchair-bound. You can plan your visit over on the IBCC website.
Offering some of the finest produce in Lincolnshire, the sprawling Boston Markets are well worth a visit. The Markets are a wonderful place to spend the afternoon, with plenty of food and drink to be had.
You can visit the Boston Markets Wednesday and Sunday in Market Place.
Situated in Skegness, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary is a fantastic attraction for elderly animal-lovers. Open from 10am everyday, the famous Sanctuary is responsible for the rescue of orphaned and injured baby seals.
Visitors can watch the baby seals be fed, as well as explore the impressive butterfly house and alpaca farm.
Built by William the Conqueror, Lincoln Castle is one of the oldest and most maintained medieval castles in England. For almost a thousand years, this ancient castle has commanded the skylines of Lincolnshire.
Today, visitors can explore the nooks and crannies of this impressive castle for free. Have a picnic in the solemn gardens, or glimpse inside the dark and dank jail cells.
The castle has good accessibility for wheelchair-users, so those with limited mobility can enjoy this historic site.
Train-enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about with the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. As one of Britain’s oldest miniature railways, the rail line offers visitors the chance to ride along the gorgeous Humberside Coast.
For elderly folk looking for a spot of sea air, the two mile journey on the Cleethorpes Railway is a fantastic way to relax and absorb the sights and sounds of the seaside.
As the birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe Manor provides a fascinating glimpse at the childhood of the world’s most celebrated and famous minds. Visitors can witness the progress of Newton’s Year of Wonders as he, residing in the Manor house, laid the foundations for his theories on optics, calculus and the laws of motion.
Please note that guided tours of Woolsthorpe Manor are free to members of the National Trust, but non-members must pay an admission fee for entry.
Just fifteen minutes walk from Skegness Train Station, the award-winning Skegness beach is an excellent place to picnic, relax and enjoy the salty sea. Filled with your typical seaside attractions (donkey rides, amusement rides, chip shops), this beach is a great day out for families and older folk who are looking to sit back, and whittle the day away.
First constructed by William Cecil (Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I) in 1587, Burghley House is one of England’s largest and greatest Elizabethan houses. With over 80 lesser rooms and 35 major rooms, this vast building is a treasure-trove of history.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, the on-site Orangery restaurant is an excellent spot for a bit of grub. Walks along the beautiful parkland are a must for all.
Lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of the herd of fallow deer that graise there.
Renowned for its unparalleled views of the coast and impressive variety of wildlife, Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is somewhere everybody should visit before they depart from Lincolnshire. Stretching for over three miles, the vast Reserve is an amalgamation of dunes, salt marshes and freshwater lagoons.
Sights and sounds include the cute (and often plump) seals laid out on the sandbanks, emperor dragon flies buzzing around Mere Hide, and little terns over at the tern warden’s hut.
Containing over 250,000 historic objects (including a real World War I tank called ‘Daphne’), the Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a free-to-enter gallery that chronicles the culture of Lincolnshire and its peoples from 1750 to the present day. Offering a broad range of services, including exhibitions and group quiz sessions, this wheelchair-friendly museum is a must for history lovers of all ages.
We hope you’ve found some inspiration from our top 11 suggestions for your trip to Lincolnshire. There really is a big world out there.
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