• Gainsborough Old Hall

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Group Travel & Guided Tours

Gainsborough and West Lindsey have a unique place in Christian and American history as the place from which the ‘Pilgrims’ began their journey, where the English-speaking Baptists began and where key influencers of the First Amendment lived.

Whether you’re visiting for a day or more, take time to discover our region’s Pilgrim Roots where changes in English religious law and social life would divide the nation.

Guided Tours

West Lindsey District Council have been working with local tour operators to develop new and exciting tours allowing visitors to enjoy an immersive experience and to discover the stories of the Mayflower Pilgrims long before they set sail in 1620.

From Here We Changed The World From here we Changed The World

Pilgrims, Baptists and Amazing Country Churches

Gainsborough and West Lindsey have a unique place in Christian and American history as the place from which the ‘Pilgrims’ began their journey, where the English-speaking Baptists began and where key influencers of the First Amendment lived.

Tour Operator: Pilgrims and Prophets Christian Heritage Tours

Visit their website for more information.


In the Pilgrim’s Footsteps – The Mayflower StoryScrooby Church

400 years after their historic voyage we can visit many of the sites in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire where their story began. Highlights include a visit to one of England’s best preserved manor houses and the villages were leading separatist came from.

Tour Operator: Good Tours.

Visit their website for more information.


Lincoln Cathedral

Roots of the Mayflower – Including Evensong in Lincoln Cathedral

Travel through the countryside of this corner of “unknown England” enjoying a personally guided visit to some of the main sites associated with the 1620 Pilgrims in one easy trip. Then travel to Lincoln with its medieval quarter, home to its ancient castle and cathedral, one of Europe’s finest.

Tour Operator: Brackenbury’s Britain

More information here.

 


Roots of the MayflowerScrooby Church

Travel through the countryside of this corner of “unknown England” and enjoy a personally guided visit to most of the main sites associated with the homes of the 1620 Pilgrims in one easy 5-hour trip.

Tour Operator: Brackenbury’s Britain

More information here.

 

More tours coming soon. For more information please email [email protected].


Self-guided Tours

Mayflower400 have developed a Mayflower Self-Guided Tours app, an innovative and informative free app that provides users with easy to follow self-guided tours of the UK towns, cities and villages connected to the Mayflower

For more information or to download the app visit their website

More tours in the Pilgrim Roots region

Take a look at these suggested itineraries to help you plan your visit and follow the Pilgrims’ story across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.

Pilgrim’s Journey – Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Discover the deep devotion and dogged determination of those early Separatists in their search for freedom and peace that finally led to the Mayflower voyage.

Pilgrim’s Journey – Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Rebels, Royalty and Religion

Travel back to a time when, with royalty at its head, the church was all-powerful with grand hierarchies and stunning cathedrals.

Rebels, Royalty and Religion

Succour & Sustenance

Find out what the Pilgrim Families ate and drank and why.  How did they make their food and drink and what foods did they take with them in order to survive the long journey to the New World?

Succour and Sustenance

Pilgrims, Mice and Kings

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims or live like a King? Nottinghamshire’s Pilgrim Country, which is huddled between three counties, embraces the very essence of the journey the founding fathers took in 1620.

Pilgrims, Mice and Kings

Mayflower Footsteps Campervan ToursWanderlust Camper Co

Discover for yourself the history behind the Pilgrims and Mayflower voyage with your own adventure at your own pace in a unique, award-winning campervans provided by Wanderlust Camper Co.

For information visit their website.