Lincolnshire Wolds videos

Earlier this month I noticed three rather nice videos on Youtube promoting the Lincolnshire Wolds which have now been compiled into one feature. There are quite a few scenes shot on our patch, dotted around the three original films, so it’s worth staying with it to the end. Why not sit back, take your mind off mustard gas down in the woods and see how many places or people you recognise!


Easter at Tattershall Castle

Photo courtesy Lincolnshire LiveThe Cadbury Egg Hunt returns to Tattershall Castle from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April.

“Explore the Castle, spot the clues and claim your chocolate prize with our family-friendly Egg hunt, in partnership with Cadbury. The Cadbury Bunny has bounced into Tattershall Castle and borrowed Lord Cromwell’s biggest treasure chest for his stash of precious chocolate. Our floppy-eared friend has left clues around the castle for you to unlock the chest and claim your own choccy treat. To get your hands on the edible treasure you’ll need to scour the great tower, hop across the moat bridges and hunt through the ruins to collect your answers” Continue reading

Petwood Hotel in the news

And it’s all good news! The Petwood was recently voted the Best Hotel in the East of England by Best Loved Hotels. Voters in this influential competition particularly praised:



  • The history of the house, not least of all its connection to aviation history
  • Walking in the gardens and exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Excellent cuisine made from local ingredients
  • The original Edwardian features bring a bygone age back to life
  • Golfers love being adjacent to Woodhall Spa Golf

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Favourite places in North Kesteven

Photo Courtesy North Kesteven Didtrict CouncilIf you take a trip cross the River Witham from Woodhall Spa, over Kirkstead Bridge, you will be leaving East Lindsey District and entering North Kesteven, one of the five districts which divide Lincolnshire. Over the past year North Kesteven District Council’s tourism team held a photographic competition open to amateur photographers of all ages encouraging visitors and residents of the district to get out and about and show what they love about the Heart of Lincolnshire.

The photos submitted captured the distinctiveness of the area and  showcased some wonderful places to visit all year round. The most popular photos also now feature in a 2017 Calendar available to buy for only £3.99 from Cogglesford Watermill, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and Navigation House during opening hours, or you can also download them via Dropbox here. Continue reading

Dambusters film on a lawn near you

Not just any old lawn, but that of Petwood Hotel, who have joined with the Kinema in the Woods to screen the famous film outdoors.  This collaborative event will be on Friday August 14 and admission starts at 9pm. Check out the full details here.

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Book Fayre moves uptown to serve our community

book_fayre_3_150When Kathryn and Reg Fairs recently moved their two book shops into one building in the Broadway, a Woodhall Spa  resident commented on how welcome it was to have a bookshop in the village at last. An illustration of the location-location-location principle, as the The Book Fayre has been serving our community from three other premises, all only a stroll away, since 2005.

Now on the spacious ground floor of Matthew Templeton House in the Broadway, both businesses continue to thrive following the recent hectic move into the village centre.

It looks a lot better now it's full of books and people!

It looks a lot better now its full of books and people!

The new shop combines Kath’s new book and Reg’s secondhand book businesses, until recently located in Tattershall Road and the Melrose Arcade respectively. Quite simply, this move represents the realisation of their dream. In Kath’s words, there is more of a buzz now, and the new shop opens up some exciting new opportunities too. Continue reading