Places to visit...
"Modern with a traditional twist"
Boasting the award winning Blue Flag Beaches, RNLI Life Boat Station, Traditional Rock, Ice Cream, Donought and Sea Food delights.
An Amazing Experience
Located just a 45 minute car journey from Carron House, Donna Nook National Nature Reserve covers more than 10 km (6.25 miles) of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve.
For much of the year grey seals at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trusts’ Donna Nook National Nature Reserve are at sea or hauled out on distant sandbanks. Every November and December, the seals give birth to their pups near the sand dunes: a wildlife spectacle which attracts visitors from across the UK.
The Viewing Area - open late October to December
The viewing area at the foot of the sand dunes reduces disturbance to the seals and ensures the safety of visitors. Visitors should be aware that the Ministry of Defence still maintains part of the area as a bombing target range. The seal viewing area is accessible at all times.
Seals are large predators and are very powerful. They can move surprisingly quickly and, having teeth similar to a dog, can inflict a nasty bite – including the pups. Mothers with pups can be very protective and big bulls can be aggressive. A mother seal may abandon her pup if it smells of humans or dogs.
The first seal pup was born on 24 October 2016, please visit the Weekly Update page for details of the numbers of seals present.
Either a 5 minute drive or 20 minutes on foot from Carron House, Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash.
Landscape and wildlife
Gibraltar Point impresses by its sheer scale and diversity of wildlife but to appreciate it fully you need to see it in different seasons.
In spring, when the first of the migrants stop off to refuel or establish territories. In summer, little terns may be seen fishing in the shallows and skylarks are in full song above the purple haze of the saltmarshes. In autumn, huge whirling flocks of waders can be seen on the high tides. And in winter, there brent geese, shorelark and snow bunting as well as flocks of redwing and fieldfare.
The reserve is open all year.
The new Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 3pm. We may stay open late during busy periods.
We have a varied menu in the cafe including Sunday lunches.
Most paths are level and well surfaced but can be muddy at times.
Some of the hides are accessible to wheelchairs.
Dogs may be taken on parts of the reserve on short leads but are not permitted on the beach from 1 April to 1 September.
There will be temporary access restrictions to the Cycletrack and the hides overlooking Tennyson's Sands and Jackson's Marsh while contractors are working on improvements to the cycle-track. Apologies for any inconvenience.
There are markets each week in Horncastle, Louth and Spilsby.
Market Place, Horncastle, LN9 5HB
Thursdays - 9am to 4pm
Saturdays - 9am to 4pm
Every 2nd Thursday of the month the regular market is joined by the Farmers' Market Traders Craft Markets - 2nd Saturday of the month from April to December
Cornmarket, Louth, LN11 9PD
Wednesdays - 9am to 4pm
Fridays - 9am to 4pm
Saturdays - 9am to 4pm
Farmers Market - 4th Wednesday of month
Food Friday - 2nd Friday of month
Craft Markets - 3rd Saturday of month from April to December
Market Place Car Park and Buttercross Car Park, Spilsby, PE23 5JT
Mondays (except Bank Holidays) - 9am to 4pm
Skegness Aquarium is only a 5 minute drive or a 10 minute walk from Carron House, The Aquarium who've won best family attraction in the seaside resort of Skegness!
Join us as we take you on a journey under water through a fantasy Pirate World of Lost Treasure, Sunken Ships and fascinating marine life.
Explore the tanks and spot an incredible variety of fish, from venomous predators to colourful shoals of tropical fish!
Watch above your heads, as small reef sharks will be patrolling in amongst the endearing clown fish – have you seen these anywhere before?!
Every area of our Aquarium has its own distinctive character.
Wander through the Wreck of Hispaniola, snoop in Long John Silver’s Store, stray into the sunken hold, pretend to swim through the sea cave, touch the sand of Treasure Island and look in Davy Jones’ locker.
However you soak up the atmosphere, we guarantee your journey through the Aqaurium will be a fantastic day out for all.
Situated nearby are two picturesque golf courses, the award winnning James Braid course at The North Shore, offering a challenge to all levels of golfer with its mixture of links and parkland holes set in two loops and an 18 hole golf course ands situated just a 5 minute car journey form Carron House you will find Seacroft Golf Club.
Catch a live show during your stay at Carron House. The Embassy Theatre offer a wide range of entertainment, ranging from Singers to Comedians and what is more the Theatre is only a 5 minute car journey and a 10 minute walk away from us.
Frampton Marsh is a nature reserve in Lincolnshire, England. The reserve is situated on the coast of The Wash, some 4 miles from the town of Boston, between the outfalls of the Rivers Welland and
Witham, and near the village of Frampton.
It makes for a great day out for anyone who loves stunning scenery in a tranquil setting.
Lincoln is a city in the English East Midlands. It's known for the medieval Lincoln Cathedral, with early printed books in a Wren-designed library. Lincoln Castle houses a Victorian prison and a
copy of the Magna Carta. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life has social history exhibits in Victorian barracks.
The Collection is a museum displaying local archaeology. Nearby, the Usher Gallery has works by Turner and Lowry.
A great place for shopping and heritage. Lincoln is roughly a 1 hour car journey from Skegness.
Boston is a shorter drive than Lincoln, roughly 30 minutes by car.
It plays host to several attractions including:
The Bubblecar Museum
St. Botolph's Church
Churches & Cathedrals
RSPB Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve
Nature & Parks
The Boston Stump
Situated just 4 miles from Skegness, Ingoldmells a popular holiday village found on the East Coast of Lincolnshire.
Full of entertainment and things to do, Ingoldmells is the home of Fantasy Island, a large theme park incorporating Europes largest Indoor Market.
It may be dubbed as the 'Best Antiques Town' but there's more to it, a kind of satisfying Englishness that prevails in Horncastle.
Where you can buy Lincolnshire local produce including plumbread and poacher cheese.
For over 40 years it has been an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is Tennyson Country, countryside that literally inspired poetry, as well as home to arguably England's prettiest racecourse, a church for ramblers and more stunning scenery than you can shake a walking stick at. If you love the Great Outdoors, you'll love the Lincolnshire Wolds.
A historic town with a museum, Tea Rooms and Gardens open to visitors.
Experience The Sights And Sounds, Smells and Atmosphere of a bomber airfield.
The only place in the country to see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield, don't forget your binoculars!