The United Kingdom has a great deal to offer as a holiday destination. With a rich history and a wealth of diverse and beautiful countryside, it's got all the components for a fascinating, entertaining and memorable trip. One of the country's most desirable destinations lies right in the heart of the country – the stunning East Midlands county of Lincolnshire. Here, visitors have their pick of lovingly restored stately homes, bustling market towns and coastal nature reserves packed with wildlife. What's more, the county is filled with exquisite hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.
The City of Lincoln
As the name suggests, Lincoln really is the centre of it all in this eclectic county. As well as housing its fair share of stunning and internationally important medieval architecture, the city is home to plenty of enchanting museums, galleries and other attractions.
Undoubtedly the focal point of any visit to Lincoln should be the medieval Castle. The Cathedral is also nearby, and there are plenty of fine hotels and guesthouses dotted around the historical district.
The University of Lincoln also brings its fair share of visitors to the city. The campus is relatively central and is also well served by hotels, with the Holiday Inn and Hilton providing affordable, modern accommodation right on the university's doorstep.
Relax in Luxury
There may be plenty to see and do in Lincolnshire, but with so many exquisite spa hotels, you'd be forgiven for spending a chunk of your holiday indoors! The Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham boasts some impressive spa facilites and is set in stunning grounds. If you can pull yourself away from the tranquility of the spa, the hotel's location is an ideal starting point for visiting some of the county's best attractions, such as Belvoir Castle and Belton House.
Stay Active in Lincolnshire
Just as many visitors come to Lincolnshire to kick back and unwind, others also come in search of some light activity. In addition to the selection of gorgeous walks in the countryside and along the coast, many hotels in Lincolnshire offer you the chance to stay fit on the premises.
Numerous Lincolnshire hotels offer an on-site fitness centre. What entices more visitors, however, is the prospect of some outstanding golfing facilities. There are a number of golf resorts in the East Midlands, but some of the most popular are located in Skegness and Brigg.
Visit the Seaside
Lincolnshire's lengthy coastline is one of its real trump cards. Probably the best known destination within the county is the resort of Skegness. This is a particularly popular spot in the summer, thanks to its award-winning beach and its pier, which is packed with fun stuff to keep the kids entertained. As you'd expect, the town is also filled with fabulous hotels, the majority of which are within easy reach of the seafront.
Those keen to find the more peaceful parts of Lincolnshire's coastline should head for either Gilbraltar Point or Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve. Both offer spectacular views out over the North Sea from diverse landscapes. The reserves also offer plenty of opportunity for you to educate your kids on the local wildlife.