Hot Air Balloon Rides in Lincolnshire
With miles of beautiful coastline and bustling market towns Lincolnshire is a great venue for a hot air balloon ride. The heart of the county, the city of Lincoln boasts a cathedral that is visible from 25 miles away on a clear day.
At the other end of the county Stamford has the reputation of the 'best stone town in England'. With five medieval churches, a priory and 15th century hospital and other fine Georgian and Medieval buildings within the town, Stamford still retains much of what prompted Sir Walter Scott to suggest it was the finest scene between London and Edinburgh. The BBC chose Stamford as the location for its costume drama "Middlemarch". Stamford's outstanding architecture is matched by Burghley House, sitting on the southern edge of the town and regarded as the grandest house of the first Elizabethan Age.
Virgin Balloon Flights flies from a number of Lincolnshire locations, including Grantham, Bourne and Stamford.
Stamford Meadows is a another beautiful spot for a Lincolnshire hot air balloon ride.
To the north of Stamford, you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride from Grimsthorpe Castle, close to the market town of Bourne. It was built in the 13th century and sits in 3,000 acres of rolling pastures, landscaped lakes and ancient woodland with a medieval deer park.
To the west of Bourne by about 10 miles and just west of the A1 is Stoke Rochford Hall, a Victorian country Mansion with its adjoining village, home to some well known celebrities.
Grantham to the north is well known for its connection to previous prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Prime examples of Lincolnshire villages are Belton and Manthorpe, both within a few miles.
Here are some things to do in Lincolnshire, UK:
Visit Lincoln Cathedral: This historic cathedral is known for its impressive architecture and its association with the history of the town and the surrounding area.
Visit Lincoln Castle: This historic castle offers a glimpse into the history of the area and the lives of the people who lived there, as well as the opportunity to explore the castle grounds and gardens.
Visit the Lincolnshire Wolds: This area offers a chance to explore the beautiful countryside, take a walk and enjoy the nature, as well as to see a variety of wildlife.
Visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre: This aviation museum offers a chance to learn about the history of aviation in the area, as well as to see a variety of aircraft and exhibits.
Visit the Lincolnshire Transport Heritage Centre: This museum offers a chance to learn about the history of transportation in the area, as well as to see a variety of vehicles and exhibits.
Visit the Lincolnshire Showground: This showground offers a variety of events throughout the year, including agricultural shows, craft fairs, and more.
Visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park: This park offers a chance to see a variety of animals and to learn more about wildlife conservation.
Visit the Lincolnshire Coast: This area offers a chance to explore the beautiful coastline, take a walk and enjoy the nature, as well as to see a variety of wildlife.
Visit the Lincolnshire Limewoods: This area offers a chance to explore the beautiful woodlands, take a walk and enjoy the nature, as well as to see a variety of wildlife.
Visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway: This railway offers a chance to take a ride on a steam train and to learn about the history of the railway in the area.