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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

North front of Belton House framed with trees in the sunshine
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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

Partially 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
Children collect their rockets after launch, to see how far they flew
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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

Fully open today

Summer walks in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

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

Couple walking a dog through woodland
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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)
Family visitors at Clumber Park walk under a canopy of trees towards the Walled Kitchen Garden.

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

A view across the lake to the Ornamental Bridge with blue skies and sunshine
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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 summer.

Outdoor activities in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

3 boys, a little girl and lady cycling in woodland
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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

Sandilands Golf course with waves on the 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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Guided Hike 

Belton Estate, Grantham, Lincolnshire

A monthly longer walk to explore Londonthorpe Woods, Bellmount and the surrounding area of Lincolnshire's rural countryside. This guided walk will include insights to the local history and the composition of the woodland.

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25 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
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09:30 to 14:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Summer of Play at Belton 

Belton Estate, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Summer of Play is returning to Belton, bigger and better than ever before! Summer of play is sponsored by Starling Bank.

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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 18:00
+ 38 other dates or times
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Nordic Walking 

Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Nordic walking is a fantastic way to get fit in the great outdoors. Explore the beauty of Clumber Park with qualified instructors.

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25 Jul 2024 to 2 Jan 2025
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10:00 to 12:00
+ 23 other dates or times
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'Solace' an exhibition by Claire Carrington 

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

From Friday 12 July - Thursday 8 August we welcome Claire Carrington's new art exhibition - ‘Solace’ Exploring the joys of nature through colour, light and texture.

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25 Jul to 8 Aug 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 14 other dates or times
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Summer of Play at Gunby 

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Discover a summer jam-packed with fun here at Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens from Thursday 11 July to Sunday 8 September.

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25 Jul to 8 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 45 other dates or times
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Written on the Workhouse Walls 

The Workhouse and Infirmary, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Watch out for thieves or hit the road quick? Become a secret sign sleuth with Written on the Workhouse Walls, a fun family trail to celebrate the bicentenary of the Workhouse.

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25 Jul to 26 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Summer of Play 

Tattershall Castle, Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Burn off your summer energy with a whole host of lively and exciting outdoor activities to enjoy on our castle grounds, suitable for the whole family.

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25 Jul to 3 Sep 2024
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10:30 to 16:30
+ 40 other dates or times
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Festival of Archaeology 

Tattershall Castle, Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Visit Tattershall Castle between 17th and 31st July to engage with history as we celebrate this year's Festival of Archaeology.

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25 Jul to 31 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 16:30
+ 4 other dates or times
Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

Where will you visit next?

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