“Explore the grounds and marvel at the stately house” - AA Inspector
Seat of the Willoughby de Eresby family since 1516, the castle has a medieval tower and a Tudor quadrangular house with a Baroque north front by Vanbrugh. There are eight state rooms, two picture galleries, and an important collection of furniture, pictures and tapestries. There is also a family cycle trail and woodland adventure playground. A cycle hire service is in operation allowing visitors to explore trails in the park.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- No wheelchair access to 1st floor
- Facilities: Virtual castle tour, Braille guide, wheelchair loan
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-May, Sun, Thu and BH Mon; Jun-Sep, Sun-Thu. Park and Gardens 10.30-6. Castle 12-3
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About The area
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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