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Things to do & places to visit near Grimblethorpe Hall

There are a multitude of things to do all around the area, or you might prefer to do nothing and just relax! Whatever your holiday plans are, the beautiful countryside of the Lincolnshire Wolds can offer it all, from quiet nature, to contemporary vibrancy in the City of Lincoln. Visit Lincolnshire provides a fantastic and thorough resource for places to go & things to see across the region.

One reason we chose to live at Grimblethorpe Hall was due to the fabulous Lincolnshire Wolds, an ANOB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and we think one of the nations best kept secrets. With country walks from your cottage door, and dog friendly beaches all year round a short drive away, nature is right on your doorstep. Whether its history and antiques, arts, sport or food, there’s lots to see and things to do in Lincoln and Louth and around Lincolnshire and they are not far away. The Love Lincolnshire Wolds and the Lincolnshire Wolds websites have lots of useful information.

Lincolnshire Wolds landscape
The Greenwich Meridian Maker Outside St James’ Church, Louth

The Greenwich Meridian Maker Outside St James’ Church, Louth


Louth, a charming Wolds market town lies just six miles from Grimblethorpe. This traditional town has a bustling centre with market days on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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. This unspoilt town has many connections with historical events, such as the Lincolnshire Uprising, and with those who have made history including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, famous Poet Laureate and Captain John Smith whose life was saved by the Indian Princess Pocahontas.

Find things to do in Louth here

Lincolnshire Wolds in Winter

Lincolnshire Wolds in Winter

The Wolds

This is a wonderful area of countryside with some of the most beautiful, unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. There are rolling hills and hidden valleys, gentle streams and nestling villages.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is the highest land in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire – there are fine views to the Pennines in the west, and the coast to the east.

The Lincolnshire Wolds is a living, working landscape, with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing important habitats for rare flowers and wildlife. Most was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973 following considerable local campaigning. This designation means the landscape is some of Britain's finest countryside.

Find out more on the Love Lincolnshire Wolds website

Lincoln Cathedral Viewed from Brayford Pool

Lincoln Cathedral Viewed from Brayford Pool


The list of things to do in Lincoln is impressive. The City is steeped in 2,000 years of history, as you wander around you will see evidence of both Roman, Medieval, Tudors & Georgian architecture. Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe’s finest, sitting on the site of a 1st century Roman fortress high on the hill. Close by is William the Conqueror’s Norman Castle built on the site of a Roman fortress, dating from 1068. Walk along the walls of the Castle and enjoy the wonderful views across the City.

Find out more at the excellent Visit Lincoln website.

farming in Lincolnshire
Cycle Routes to Mablethorpe & the Lincolnshire Coast

Cycle Routes to Mablethorpe & the Lincolnshire Coast


We think we’re in the perfect place to enjoy a cycling break, whether you want a gentle ride into Louth or looking for a more strenuous touring holiday exploring Lincolnshire and further afield.

The Cycle England website has lots of information relating to local rides including cycle routes around the Lincolnshire Wolds, close to Grimblethorpe and ideas for heading further. You can download maps and GPS files for rides across Lincolnshire

Walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds


Stretch your legs in “walkers heaven” – Lincolnshire’s picturesque Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Escape on your own for a leisurely stroll or join friends for a more strenuous 15-mile hike. The choice is yours. Along the way you’ll find pretty bridleways, old churches, nature reserves, deserted medieval villages, meandering streams, market towns and welcoming pubs. The Wolds are the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries.

Discover a whole range of walks on the Love Lincolnshire Wolds website or create your own.