Also worth a drive out, Grimsthorpe Castle stands on the historic edge of the Lincolnshire Forest, where there are formal parks featuring mature interspersed oak trees.
Around a 1.5 hour drive away, the house and gardens are open to the public, and are well-maintained with plenty of interesting features. Youngsters can enjoy the adventure playground, and all ages can view three species of deer that reside within the grounds. The tea rooms serve light lunches and traditional afternoon tea, and the shops are open throughout the year. It’s possible to book hot air balloon flights that depart from the grounds of Grimsthorpe, ideal as a luxury activity or for a unique wedding proposal.