Local Activities

At Rural Roosts you are ideally situated to enjoy the diversity of attractions that Lincolnshire has to offer, whilst being based in a tranquil, rural location. Here are just a few of the many things that you can see and do while you are on holiday here….

With Lincoln less than ten miles away you can experience the different sides that this city has to offer. The Bailgate area is home to the majestic Lincoln Cathedral, perched on the highest point of Lincoln Edge and considered by many to be the finest in Europe. Next to the cathedral is Lincoln Castle, built by William the Conqueror and home to the Magna Carta.

Browse the speciality shops, take a stroll through the cobbled streets and walk down Steep Hill, remembering to save enough energy for the walk back up! After shopping give your tastebuds a treat at one of the many tearooms or restaurants that populate this area.

See the Roman ruins and Newport Arch, the last remaining Roman arch still spanning a road.

You will also find city centre shopping further down the hill, with all the major high street retailers and a few more besides. Sample the cosmopolitan day and nightlife too in the many bars and restaurants that populate the city centre and Brayford Wharf.

Aviation & the RAF

Aviation Heritage abounds in Lincolnshire, no wonder that it is known as ‘Bomber County’. During your stay at Rural Roosts you can follow the North Kesteven Airfield Trail, created to enable visitors to locate the active RAF stations and former WWII airfield sites.

Nearby you can find the RAF Digby Ops Room Museum, a fully restored WWII operations room.

A little further afield you can visit the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby and in the same area is Thorpe Camp, at Tattershall Thorpe, offering a historic view of life at a WWII air base.

A little further down the road and you will find East Kirkby, home of the Lancaster bomber ‘Just Jane’, where you can witness the sights and sounds of this magnificent airplane as it taxis around the airfield.
Also nearby is RAF Scampton, the home of the famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team and you may be lucky enough to witness them practising their manoeuvres during your stay with us.

Walking & Cycling

If you enjoy walking or cycling you are spoilt for choice in and around Rural Roosts.

We have made several walks around the site and also around our farm that we hope you will enjoy. There are also plenty of public footpaths and quiet local roads in the surrounding area. You could take a short trip into the Lincolnshire Wolds and join the Viking Way, a 146 mile long distance footpath that runs through the county.

There are many local cycle routes plus a series of off-road routes through the working woodland at Willingham Wood, near Market Rasen, and also Chambers Woods, near Apley.

If you prefer to while away the hours with a spot of fishing then you will be coming to just the right place. The lodges overlook a lake which is stocked with carp, bream, rudd and roach and is only open to guests. There are also many other local fishing ponds, lakes and rivers for the keen angler to discover.

Alternatively, for the golfers, there are numerous excellent courses throughout Lincolnshire. Only twenty minutes away from Rural Roosts you will find the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa with it’s championship course.

Taste of Lincolnshire

If you want to take a taste of Lincolnshire away with you there are many farmer’s markets throughout the county where you can purchase the many speciality foods that the region has to offer. The closest markets are in Market Rasen And Lincoln.

(Image courtesy of Redhill Farm Free Range Pork)

History, Antiques & Activities.

You really are spoilt for choice in and around Rural Roosts, whether it is fun for the family that you are after or some quiet browsing time to search for antiques.

One of the local attractions is Rand Farm Park, where the whole family can enjoy a day on the farm with children’s rides, a petting zoo, picnic area and much more besides.

Just down the road there is the Woodside Falconry and Conservation Centre, at Langworth, where you can enjoy the magnificent sight of birds of prey close-up and marvel at the flying displays.
The coast is only 30 minutes drive away and here you will find Lincolnshire’s beautiful Blue Flag beaches. With each resort having it’s own character you will find something just right for you and your family at Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea whether you are looking for a funfair, donkey rides or a stroll through a wildlife reserve.

If you like searching for antiques, Lincoln has an abundance of craft and antique shops, many of them located around the Bailgate and Steep Hill area of the city. A little further afield is the market town of Horncastle, famous for its antiques shops. There are also regular large antiques fairs at Swinderby and Newark, both within easy reach of Rural Roosts.

National Trust.

There are also many National Trust and other historic sites to visit in Lincolnshire. Near to Rural Roosts there are the ruins of Tupholme Abbey and Bardney Abbey. Further afield there is Bolingbroke Castle, in Old Bolingbroke.

(Images courtesy of Visit Lincoln)

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