When you start making plans for your next holiday, you should consider visiting the Lincolnshire Wolds to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This area is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and that means that you will be able to relax in one of the most gorgeous spots in the entire country. The area also includes the highest land in the eastern part of England, and this makes it easy to enjoy stunning views of the coast and Pennines.
1. Stockwith Mill - If you have an interest in history and tea, the Stockwith Mill is the perfect place for you to visit during your holiday in Lincolnshire. The main attraction at the mill is an operational 17th century waterwheel, and visitors can also enjoy a craft shop, multiple tea rooms, plants, a restaurant and the freedom to roam through 80 acres of beautiful Wolds land.
2. Red Hill Nature Reserve - This part of the Wolds includes several local species of birds, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies, and attracts the attention of nature lovers and photographers. However, the reserve's most notable feature is the impressive and rare Red Chalk formation. Additionally, the reserve provides some of the most beautiful landscape views in Lincolnshire Wolds.
3. Bolingbroke Castle - The ruins of 13th century Bolingbroke Castle offer visitors the perfect backdrop to explore the county or enjoy a theatrical performance. For example, the Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing "Pride and Prejudice" at the castle grounds on June 13, 2013, and the area also hosts English Civil War Reenactments in October. Check out websites like www.lincolnshire.org for more information on events happening in the area.
4. Lincolnshire Wolds Railway - Whether you have an interest in the history of public transportation or will be traveling with children who enjoy trains, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will provide an intriguing itinerary item for your holiday. The tracks were originally closed in 1980, but a preservation society was able to reopen them for visitors who want to travel through the Wolds on a full-sized steam railway.
5. Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - If you have an interest in military history or have always wanted to ride in a Lancaster Bomber, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre should be at the top of your list. This attraction will allow you to walk on an actual bomber airfield from World War II, and you will also have the opportunity to climb inside a Bomber to tour part of the Wolds from the air. As an added bonus, the Heritage Centre is a dog-friendly attraction.
The list above barely scratches the surface of everything that the Lincolnshire Wolds has to offer, but it definitely gives you the perfect starting place for your holiday away from the city. Even if you are only able to enjoy the Wolds for a day, you will be amazed at how relaxed you feel during the trip home. Visiting the Lincolnshire Wolds is something that every tourist should do at least once, and it is definitely going to give you a new appreciation for the beauty of the English countryside.
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