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Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

With buildings spanning history from medieval to the Victorian era and country parks, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire has so much to explore for visitors. Plan your visit to the places we care for in these two counties in the Midlands.

Places to visit

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Top places to visit in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

The South Front of Belton House with blossom blooming in front of the house
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Belton Estate 

Generations of the Brownlow family made their mark on Belton. Today, Belton welcomes new generations to explore the ancient deer park, picnic in the pleasure grounds, or burn off energy in our largest outdoor adventure playground.

Grantham, Lincolnshire

Fully open today
View from the south side of the lake
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Clumber Park 

Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres. Explore picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake.

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Fully open today
The front of the imposing workhouse building with a bright green hedge in front of it in the kitchen garden.
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The Workhouse & Infirmary 

Atmospheric Victorian workhouse

Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Fully open today
The house at Gunby surrounded by green nature and sunlight with the clock tower in the background
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Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens 

A homely country house dated 1700 set in Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds

Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Fully open today
Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire
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Tattershall Castle 

Magnificent 15th century red brick castle - what wealth and power looks like

Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Fully open today
View of the Manor House from the orchard, where Isaac Newton's tree is beginning to blossom
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Woolsthorpe Manor 

Isaac Newton changed the world here

Grantham, Lincolnshire

Partially open today
A view of the former golf course and beach at Sandilands on the Lincolnshire coast in Autumn 2023.
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Sandilands 

A new haven for nature on Lincolnshire's wild coast

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Mr Straw's House, Nottinghamshire
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Mr Straw's House 

An Ordinary house, an extraordinary home

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Closed now

Spring walks in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Stretch your legs and breath in the fresh air on these spring walks

Family visitors at Clumber Park walk under a canopy of trees towards the Walled Kitchen Garden.
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Trail

Belton Park walk 

This circular walk at Belton Park passes key features of ancient woodland and the site of a deserted medieval village.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.2 (km: 5.12)
Southern landscape at Clumber
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Trail

A glimpse of southern Clumber 

Stroll through woodland and agricultural land in some of the quieter parts of Clumber, then finish by the lakeside on a walk that's perfect for all seasons.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 6 (km: 9.6)
Visitors walking in the garden in spring at Belton Estate, Lincolnshire

See all the walks near you 

From the parkland, woods and lakeside views of Clumber Park to the ancient woodland around Belton House, discover where to go for the best walks in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Countryside and woodland in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

Sunset over Clumber Bridge
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Clumber Park 

With 3,800 acres of parkland to explore, there's so much to see and do at Clumber Park this spring.

Outdoor activities in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

3 boys, a little girl and lady cycling in woodland
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Activity

Getting active at Clumber Park 

From lakeside runs to woodland rides, Clumber Park has 20 miles of trails for cyclists, runners and walkers to explore.

Castles and forts in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

An adult and child touching a large fireplace which is almost taller than them at Tattershall Castle
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Tattershall 

Discover one of the finest surviving examples of English medieval brickwork at a historic castle.

Coast and beaches in Lincolnshire

View of the golf course and beach at Sandilands, Lincolnshire
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Sandilands 

Explore a developing nature haven and bird paradise at Sandilands in Lincolnshire, part of the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park network.

Sustainable Travel

A blurred view of four people cycling on a path between trees at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.
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Sustainable travel in Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Get involved

Volunteer talking with visitors at Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire

Volunteering in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire 

Interested in becoming a volunteer with the National Trust in Nottinghamshire or Lincolnshire? Discover more about helping to care for the special places we look after.

Upcoming events

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May Half Term at Belton 

Belton Estate, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Go on a spring adventure at Belton as bright seasonal colours return to the formal garden and pleasure grounds or head out into the parkland to explore over 1300 acres. Discover a new bird-spotting station or enjoy a family trail within the mansion.

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27 May to 2 Jun 2024
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09:30 to 17:30
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National Walking Month: weekly wellness walks 

Sandilands, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Explore the local area on this free guided walk. Approximately 6 miles long.

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27 May 2024
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10:00 to 13:30
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Pollination Fundraising Half-Term Trail 

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

This Half-term join in with our fundraising pollination trail and it's activities.

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27 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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'Spirit of Place' an exhibition by Martin Moyers and Glynne James 

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Gunby is excited to welcome Martin Moyers and Glynne James with their new exhibition - 'Spirit of Place' - Landscapes of the Fens and Wolds.

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27 May to 13 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 17 other dates or times
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Scenes of summer 

Sandilands, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Take home personal memories of your visits this summer.

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27 May to 19 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 53 other dates or times
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Steampunk, Regency and Roses 

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

From Sunday 26/5/24 - Bank Holiday 27/5/24 join us for a feast of fun at Gunby. Steampunk Sunday and Regency Monday. On both days we will have our annual rose display and numerous stalls. Bring a picnic and enjoy each day.

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27 May 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Rose Week 

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

A celebration of all the beautiful roses from within the Gunby Garden. A sensory explosion of scent in our annual display of the roses at Gunby.

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27 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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May Half Term at Woolsthorpe 

Woolsthorpe Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Sir Isaac Newton was born and grew up here – the perfect place to inspire future world-changing scientists. Most famously, the apple tree which inspired Newton to discover gravity still stands in the orchard today.

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27 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 4 other dates or times
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.