Plans for Valentines Day?

Whether you’re looking for something to do or somewhere to stay; you’ll find everything you need to spoil your true love this Valentine’s Day.


Get your walking boots and wrap up warm and head out to the Lincolnshire Wolds. With just under an hour’s drive away from Gainsborough, you’ll find breath-taking views at every turn whilst walking in the Wolds. There’s a range of distances to suit all types of walkers and the Love Lincolnshire Wolds website has easy to use step by step guides plus suggested places to eat in the area. Most routes are circular and shows you places to park as well as public toilets in the area.


If shopping is more your thing then head over to Marshall’s Yard to find top of the range brands including Laura Ashley and Fat Face. You can also head over to the market place where you’ll find a range of independent shops. Closer to Lincoln you’ll find a great experience at Hemswell Antiques where you can spend the day exploring the maze of rooms that feature an unrivalled choice of beautiful high quality goods.

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Discover Heritage

Gainsborough is home to one of England’s best preserved medieval manor houses – Gainsborough Old Hall. It’s open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and weekends, 11am to 5pm. You can also discover the history of Gainsborough at Gainsborough Heritage Centre open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Food and drink

Wine and dine your significant other with a number of great places to eat in Gainsborough. Enjoy a romantic meal for two for £30 per person at the Clock House Café and Bistro or go Italian at Prezzo. You can also enjoy fine dining at Thonock Park with a four course meal for only £30pp or £75pp if you book one of their luxury boutique guest rooms. If you prefer to stay in, you’ll find some of the best quality produce at Red Hill Farm Shop just outside Gainsborough. Uncle Henry’s farm shop is also a must supporting over 45 Lincolnshire producers! You can also book for their Valentines High Tea for Two available from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February for only £15 per person.

Don’t forget it’s also Gainsborough’s monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market on Saturday 8 February. A great chance to find a unique gift or stock up on local produce to create a home cooked delicious meal.

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With so much on offer it’s impossible to squeeze it all in to one day! Why not extend your stay to a short break or even longer? Gainsborough is an ideal base to explore many other parts of Lincolnshire. The historic City of Lincoln is just 30 minutes’ drive away and only 45 minutes to the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From hotels to cosy B&B, you’ll find something to suit this Valentine’s Day.

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