This part of Lincolnshire makes a great base for touring around the countryside and coast. The relatively flat coastal countryside is ideal for those who love golf, walking and cycling and yet in contrast there are also the wonderful scenic views of the Lincolnshire Wolds close by for ramblers who love more of a challenge.
Sutton on Sea is a quiet holiday resort with a lovely beach and a friendly village atmosphere. The coastline here is wonderful, not only in the summer months, but out of season when dog-walkers can enjoy a free run of the sandy shore. There are super attractions for visitors to enjoy as well as the charming seafront gardens.
The busy seaside resorts of Mablethorpe and Skegness have a fantastic selection of attractions suitable for the whole family as well as the fine Skegness Embassy Theatre playing host to famous artists all year long. Beautiful floral displays, fountains and waterfalls all located just minutes from their beaches, main seafront parade and general shopping area.
Nearby to Sutton On Sea is situated the Saltfleetby to Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve, and close to Skegness is Gibraltar Point. Here visitors can spend a few hours watching nature at its very best!
£2 million has been invested to develop the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. Land between Sandilands, near Sutton on Sea and Chapel St Leonards, has been transformed into a natural habitat to attract more wildlife, particularly birds.
Alford is fifteen minutes drive south-west of Sutton On Sea. This attractive and busy market town, with its thatched pubs and cottages, lies at the foot of the Wolds surrounded by beautiful countryside. The town is probably best known as being the birthplace of Captain John Smith, whose life was saved by the Indian Princess Pocahontas. Craft Markets and Folk Festivals are held regularly throughout the year, and here you can enjoy a range of traditional crafts and street entertainment. Enjoy a visit to the 16th century Manor House Museum (currently under going refurbishment) and discover the history of the town. To the east of Alford stands the stunning five-sailed windmill which is in full working order and open to the public most of the year.
Donna Nook is nature reserve managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Half an hour's from the Grange & Links, it comes alive in late winter when the Grey Seals come close into shore to give birth.
This is a charming Wolds market town just 25 minutes drive away from Sutton On Sea. This traditional town has a bustling centre with market days on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, alongside the open-air auction 'on the Stones' every Wednesday afternoon. There are an excellent variety of local speciality food shops that make Lincolnshire sausages, plum bread, stuffed chine, and sell Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese and butter, locally produced fruit, vegetables, fish and bread.
The town is watched over by the breath-taking church of St James's with its spire soaring to a height of 295 feet, the tallest parish church in the country. There are many other things to visit in the town including the Museum and an excellent variety of pubs. The whole family will enjoy a night out at the brand new state-of-the-art Riverhead Theatre or at the multi-screen cinema. This unspoilt town has many connections with historical events, such as the Lincolnshire Rising, and with those who have made history including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, famous Poet Laureate to Queen Victoria.
The impressive City of Lincoln is steeped in 2,000 years of history, and as you wander around you will see evidence of both Roman and Medieval periods as well as notable architecture left by the Tudors and Georgians. One of Europe's finest cathedrals is in Lincoln and sits on part of the site of a first-century Roman fortress high on the hill.
Close by is the Norman Castle built by William the Conqueror on the site of the former Roman fortress, which dates from1068. Walk along the walls of the Castle and enjoy the wonderful views across this handsome City.
Whatever you do when visiting Lincolnshire, you'll have a great time and want to return again and again.