Doddington Hall

LOCATION

LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE

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Begun in 1595 by Robert Smythson, one of England's foremost architects, Doddington Hall was completed in 1600, and has never been re-sold or cleared out since then. An excellent example of a late fine Elizabethan mansion, it is still a lived-in and much loved family home, alive with history and interest. Photo credit: gateway - Val Corbett

Doddington Hall
Doddington, LINCOLN, LN6 4RU
Phone : 01522 694308

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Ground floor only accessible
  • Facilities: Virtual tour, wheelchairs available
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: House and Gardens open Apr-Sep, Sun, Wed and BH Mon. Gardens open 11 Feb-1 Apr and Oct, Sun and 29 Jul-9 Sep for sculture exhibition

About the area

Discover Lincolnshire

Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.

 

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