The East Midlands county of Lincolnshire is home to some truly spectacular countryside, but the real jewel in its crown lies to the east, along its coastline. The Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve is home to some beautiful landscapes and natural environments, as well as being a great place to see wildlife. With so many excellent hotels in the area, it's no surprise that more tourists are turning to Lincolnshire each year.
An Evolving and Dynamic Environment
The Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve spans more than 1,000 acres of sand dunes, salt marshes and mudflats. This spectacular stretch of land runs along 8km of Lincolnshire coastline between Grimsby and Skegness. Easily accessible from all over the county, the Reserve is close to a handful of the finest hotels in Lincolnshire.
With so much variety in the natural habitat, the Reserve is an excellent place for walks. Perhaps the main attraction, though, is the wildlife. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can expect to see any number of animals and plants. Springtime is best for flora, while summer brings migrant birds and winter brings wild fowl. The Dunes are one of just a few places in the United Kingdom where the incredibly rare and protected natterjack toad can be found.
An Education Hub
It's hardly surprising that the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve is popular with families and children. The Reserve is well equipped to help young children learn all about the natural environment. In addition to a number of hands-on activities such as pond dipping, the Reserve offers an eco-classroom.
Staying Near the Reserve
Lincolnshire isn't only full of natural reasons to visit, it's also blessed with a great many fabulous hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses. Whether you're looking for a relaxing break in the middle of the countryside, or a place to stay in the centre of bustling Lincoln, you're sure to find the right hotel for you.
The Red Lion at Revesby offers an intimate and friendly option, just a short distance from the coast and the Reserve. Further inland, options include the quaint Old Coach House Motel Guest House and the grand Branston Hall Hotel.