The city of Lincoln is filled with fascinating and historic architecture. Lincoln Cathedral can be seen from miles around (including – on a clear day – from Redhouse Farm B&B). While primarily noted as a fine example of English Gothic architecture, the oldest parts of the Cathedral date back to Norman times, when William the Conqueror first ordered it to be built in 1072, in addition to the already commissioned Lincoln Castle (commissioned in 1068, 2 years after the Battle of Hastings). Visitors are spoilt for choice between touring the Cathedral and Castle, discovering Lincoln’s Roman Ruins or enjoying the quirky pubs, cafes and boutiques of the Bailgate and Steep Hill. Interesting places to visit are the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, The Collection Lincoln and nearby Ellis Windmill. For a celebration of all things ‘Lincolnshire’ then a visit to Lincolnshire Show in June is a must. If you prefer to step back in time you can mooch around our many antique shops, fairs and auctions. If you are feeling energetic you can explore the area on bicycle or on foot.
Minutes from Redhouse Farm B&B is Whisby Nature Park and Natural World Centre. The park boasts around 6.5 miles of woodland and lakeside walks, with coloured arrows guiding walkers around the reserve. Trail guides are available from the Natural World Centre. The Centre has a year round programme of events and activities, in addition to it’s fixed exhibition, Our Changing World, Boardwalk Cafe and eco-friendly gift shop.
Just over a mile away from Redhouse Farm B&B is the beautiful 16th century stately home of Doddington Hall, popular for weddings and events. With over 400 years of unbroken family occupation, Doddington Hall is full of fascinating collections of furniture, weaponry, paintings, ceramics, textiles, porcelain and a wealth of amusing stories. The estate has 5 acres of gardens, several countryside walks (maps are available), as well as a fantastic farm shop, cafe, restaurant, country clothing and interiors stores. At Christmas, the Bauble Barn opens, filled with traditional and unusual festive decorations.
This year’s Christmas Market will take place on the 4th to the 7th December. The market began with just 11 stalls in 1982, and now takes over the cultural Cathedral quarter, with over 250 stalls and thousands of visitors every year. Stallholders from Neustadt (Lincoln’s twin town in Germany) bring German crafts, food and drink to the market, along with an abundance of wonderful local and visiting stall holders. Unique Christmas gifts, traditional toys, glass, ceramics, art, fresh food and produce, and even fairground rides – all can be found at Lincoln Christmas Market.
Visit the spectacular International Bomber Command Centre where Lincoln proudly remembers the Bomber Command crews who lost their lives in the Second World War. There are three exhibition floors packed with facts and information to learn and reflect. The centre offers a great day out for all the family with interactive activities for the kids and great food at The Hub Cafe. There are also free daily guided tours of the Spire Memorial (the UK’s tallest war memorial) and Peace Gardens every half hour.
Just off the A46 in the village of Skellingthorpe, 4 miles from Redhouse Farm Bed & Breakfast, is Daisy Made Ice Cream and Coffee Shop. Great to visit, even just for a single cone of their wonderful ice cream, made on the premises with milk from the Daisy cows. Open for most of the year aside from Mondays in the winter months, Daisy Made is a delightful farm with a cake/icecream/coffee shop with indoor seating, outdoor picnic table seating, children’s play area, animals and Crazy Daisy Golf course.
More information and leaflets on places to see, things to do etc are available at Redhouse Farm B&B.
We offer secure cycle storage if you’d like to bring your own.