Out and About

Admiral Rodney Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House – Horncastle, LN9 5DX 01507 523131

Out & About in Horncastle

A travellers guide to Lincolnshire


Lincolnshire is bursting with culture, history and attractions for families or couples,
In addition to this page there are a range of leaflets and brochures available at the reception desk

Antique Shops

Antique Shops


Horncastle was once "The Antiques capital of Lincolnshire", quite apt considering the amount of this type of premises. Each shop has its own unique features, styles and prices. A feature of many an antique show, including BBC's Bargain Hunt, there are shops that specialise in antiques, while others concentrate on timepieces, collectibles, or bric-a-brac. You never know who you might meet whilst searching for a deal. One thing is for sure, they all have plenty of choice and are well worth a look.

Shop Name
Shop Address
Details and Specialities
Geoff Baker AntiquesBridge Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524637
Antiques and general furniture
Robert Bell & Co. Auctioneers & Chartered SurveyorsOld Bank Chambers,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9 5HY
Tel: 01507 522222
Fax: 01507 524444
A traditional family firm, established before 1800. Monthly collective furniture sales at Horncastle Town Hall. Held on the last Wednesday of each month. They also hold a half yearly catalogued antique sale, contact them for details.
BijouNorth Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel/Fax: 01507 524298
Interesting shop with lots of unusual bits and bobs. This shop may have just the item you are looking for, it's well worth a visit.
Old and interesting items bought for cash.
If the shop is closed, call across the street at "Willow".
Open Mon, Wed, Fri - Closed
Tues, Thurs, Sat - 10 am to 5 pm
Sun - 1 pm to 4 pm
CarouselBull Ring,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524186
Small items and collectables
Cassie Anne Interiors & Albany AntiquesBridge Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524824
English and French antiques, decoratives
Chameleon CrystalThe Hopton Ironworks,
Hopton Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs. LN9 6EB
Tel: 01507 524460
Although this is not actually an antique shop, it is the opposite side of the ironworks where Mitchell Antiques resides. Established in 1995, this is a glassblowing workshop where visitors can watch a variety of handblown giftware being produced, in both traditional and contempory styles. Gifts can be puchased and commisions can be undertaken.
Opening times: Mon to Fri - 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Clare BoamNorth Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 522381
General furniture & bric a brac. A good place to `rummage`.
The Horncastle Antiques Centre26 Bridge Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs. LN9 5HZ
Tel: 01507 527777
You will find a relaxed atmosphere inside this delightful shop with 3 floors. The proprietors are friendly and extremely helpful. They have over 40 dealers offering a full range of: clocks, 17th, 18th, 19th century furniture, art nouveau, art deco, kitchenalia, old pine, reproduction furniture, ceramics and many other antiques.
Opening times: 7 days a week
Mon - Sat: 9.30 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Sun: 12 noon - 5 P.M.
Horncastle Pine13 Bull Ring,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 526666
Although not actually an antique shop, Horncastle Pine offers many pieces of quality which would look good in any olde worlde home or country cottage.
Francis James AntiquesBridge Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524081
Clock repair and restoration
Grannies AtticMarket Place,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 525553
Antiques, collectables and bric a brac. On the first floor you will find antiques, collectables, furniture and a delightful tea room. On the second floor you will find books, postcards and records.
Open: 10 am to 5 pm daily.
Grannie Smith's25 North Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 526637
Brassware, Glassware, China and Bric a brac.
Great ExpectationsThe Old Co-Op
North Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 522381
Suppliers of quality China, brass, silver, glass, antiques, bric a brac, furniture & porcelain.
Open: Mon to Sat - 9 am to 5 pm
Sun & Bank Holidays - 2 pm to 4.30 pm
Great Expectations37 - 43 East Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524202
Antiques, collectables & contemporaries centre
Jay's Bric A Brac23 North Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 522716
Buy and sell Denby, Wade,Glassware, Chinaware, Collectables, Antiques & Costume jewelery and bric a brac.
Robert KitchingWest Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 522120
Clocks & antiques
Lindsey Court AntiquesLindsey Court,
(behind the Library)
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 527794
Mobile: 0468 396117
Period furniture, silver, glass, china. Full range of wax polishes
Mitchell Simmons Antiques Ltd.Hopton Ironworks,
The Wong,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 523854
Lamps, boxes & general furniture. Packing and shipping facilities
North Street Antiques & Interiors48 North Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 52
 
David Pilling10 North Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 522780
Antique jewellery
Rainbow Antiques & CollectablesBridge Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 525657 / 525111
Art Nouveau & Art Deco - Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Shelly etc.
Alan Read60 West Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524324
Period furniture
Seaview AntiquesStanhope Road,
Horncastle,
Lincs. LN9 5DG
A long established company who have been selling antiques and collectables for the last 25 years. All types of antique furniture and decorative items for sale. A very comprehensive and exclusive catalogue which can be viewed on-line by clicking the link below:
Seaview Antiques
Laurence Shaw Antiques77 East Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9 6AA
Tel: 01507 527638 / 01790 754791
These large premises contain a large amount of antique furniture, chinaware, brassware, glassware and bric a brac. They are Antique dealers, valuers and consultants. They also provide a service for complete or partial house clearances should you feel the need to get rid of some the items you have collected over the years.
P. Sims6a High Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 525898
 
Smiley AntiquesSpilsby Road,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 525030
Antiques & collectables
Staines AntiquesBridge Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 527976
Furniture & collectables
Stella TaylorNorth Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 0467 476276
Antiques & collectables
The WardrobeEntrance through "Jays Antiques"Suppliers of period costumes and clothing
The WarehouseBank Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524569
Antiques & bric a brac - Trade & private
Willow12 North Street
Horncastle
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 524298
Not so much an antique shop, more of an "Aladin's Cave". There are lots of unusual ornaments, statues, trinkets and gifts here, all in very pleasant surroundings. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
York House AntiquesNorth Street,
Horncastle,
Lincs.
LN9
Tel: 01507 526399
6 rooms of antiques & bric

Lincolnshire Wolds

Lincolnshire Wolds


This is a wonderful area of countryside with some of the most beautiful, unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. There are rolling hills and hidden valleys, gentle streams and nestling villages. The Lincolnshire Wolds is the highest land in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire – there are fine views to the Pennines in the west, and the coast to the east. 

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The Lincolnshire Wolds is a living, working landscape, with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing important habitats for rare flowers and wildlife.  The Wolds were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973 following considerable local campaigning.  This designation means the landscape is some of Britain's finest countryside.


 

Below are some great walking and cycling routes in the Wolds, courtesy of  lincswolds.org.uk, where you can find loads of great resources for this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Walking

With great footpaths and bridleways, the Wolds is a fantastic place to stretch your legs and enjoy unspoilt countryside and some fresh air.  Whether you enjoy longer walks or simply want to stroll, there are walks for everyone. 

The Viking Way

A 147 mile long distance footpath.  The route starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds through some of the best walking in Lincolnshire.  It finishes at Rutland Water.  The route is available to download in sections.

Silver Lincs Way

A 25 mile linear walk, produced by Grimsby & Louth Ramblers, linking the two towns.  It follows attractive paths over the Eastern Wolds.

Lindsey Loop

A 95 mile walk linking market towns around the AONB.  A guide book is available for the route through the Ramblers.

Lincs Wold Way

A 76 mile circular walk that takes in the best of the Wolds. Starting and ending in Louth, it has been broken down into 5 stages, averaging 6 hours walking per day.

Lindsey Trail

The Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with the British Driving Society, the British Horse Society and other organisations has established a 69 mile trail across the Lincolnshire Wolds suitable for disabled access, carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.


 

Cycling

The Wolds is a great place to visit on two wheels! 

The National Cycle network route from Hull to Harwich passes through the AONB, whilst the 69 mile Lindsey Trailis suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.

There are plenty of circular routes of varying lengths for every ability.

Check out our six cycling routes round the Louth area 

Woodhall Spa Golf Club

Woodhall Spa Golf Club


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The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa, the Home of English Golf, invites you to experience their world-class golf courses and Academy, which is open to all.

Enjoy sharing their two magnificent courses – including the Hotchkin Course*, consistently rated among the world's finest heathland golf experiences and ranked 25th in Golf World magazine's World Top 100 Golf Courses.

Woodhall Spa prides itself on catering fully for the needs of all our guests and will give you the warmest of welcomes and fine hospitality, whether you're enjoying a golf break with friends, or simply in the area with your clubs.

It couldn't be easier to arrange your round at Woodhall Spa – simply reserve your tee-time by contacting their friendly Booking Office team. They also boast some of the finest practice facilities in Europe!

For more information and to book your tee visit: www.woodhallspagolf.com

Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle


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Discover 800 years of Tattershall castle’s history from palatial dwelling to cattle shed; romantic ruin to restoration. The brick castle was built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England, between 1434-1447 as a display of his wealth, power and ambition.

Explore six floors of this imposing building from basement to battlements, climb all 149 steps of its spiral staircase and marvel at the views of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside from the roof. Make sure you view the magnificent fireplaces and follow the stained glass window timeline.

Audio guides are free to take and will transform your visit, sending you back to the castle’s medieval heyday to imagine the hustle and bustle of castle life.

After you have climbed to the top return to the Guard House for a cup of tea and a wrapped cake. You can relax in their seating area, sit in front of the fire and take a rest from all those steps.

Find out more about the history of the Castle and the best times to visit on the National Trust Website

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre


The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum that was set up over 20 years ago.  It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during World War Two.  It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existence.

They feel that Bomber Command has never been given the recognition that it deserves and see it as their job to educate both old and young as to the acts of heroism and dedication shown by Bomber Command throughout the Second World War.


Admission & Opening Times

Open Monday to Saturday - CLOSED ON SUNDAYS

Summertime (Easter Weekend- Last Weekend in October)
10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

Wintertime (Last Monday of October - Easter Weekend)
9.30am-4pm (Last entry 3pm)

FREE parking.

They are a dog friendly museum! (not allowed in eating areas)

There are a few wheel chairs available at the Centre for public use.  As availability is limited if you would like to use one we recommend you contact them in advance of your visit so they can reserve one for you.  

NORMAL ADMISSION PRICES
Adults - £7.00
Senior Citizens - £6.00
Children (6- 15 yrs) - £3.00
Under 5's - FREE
Please note that these are their normal prices - if they are having special displays such as flying displays or fireworks/pyrotechnics display then they may raise the prices.
Please ring the Museum on 01790 763207 to confirm prices for any special events.

 

Places to Explore

Places to Explore


Horncastle is a perfect base to visit some of the great places Lincolnshire has to offer. Located in equal distance from Lincoln, Boston and Skegness, you can take a trip in any direction and explore plenty of places of interest. Below are some of our favourites:


 

Lincoln

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Lincoln Cathedral - Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

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Lincoln Castle - Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

 


Boston

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RSPB Frampton Marsh - Frampton Roads | Frampton, Boston PE20 1AY

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St Botolph's Church - Church Street
, Boston PE21 6NW

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White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House - High Street, Boston, PE21 8SH
 
- Sister Hotel


 

Skegness

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Natureland Seal Sanctuary - North Parade, Skegness PE25 1DB

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Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve - Gibraltar Rd, Skegness PE24 4SU

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Beaches - Skegness has some of the nicest beaches on the East coast, complimented by a promenade, sea-front gardens and amusements.

 

RAF Coningsby

RAF Coningsby


RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is the Royal Air Force’s Southern Typhoon Main Operating Base, home to two front line, combat ready squadrons. Housing the 3(Fighter) Squadron and XI Squadron, the Typhoon OCU, 29 (Reserve) Squadron, and 41 (Reserve) Test & Evaluation Squadron, which comprises both Typhoon and Tornado elements. Coningsby also hosts the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, guardians of the Royal Air Force’s heritage.

Royal Air Force Coningsby has the most diverse selection of aircraft operating from its airfield, operating every type of current RAF fast jet. Together with the historic aircraft of the world famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight much of the history of the RAF in the last 70 years can be seen in the skies over Coningsby.


 

Public Viewing

To watch aircraft movements a viewing area car park (which is open to the general public) is located on Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY.


History

From its creation shortly before World War II to today, RAF Coningsby has had a wide variety of roles. Originally built as a station for Bomber Command, Coningsby went on to host the world-famous 'Dambusters' of 617 Squadron and Vulcan jet bombers before transferring to Fighter Command in the 1960s.

After a period of uncertainty following the cancellation of the TSR2 project, the station became synonymous with Phantoms and for 20 years was responsible for the training of all RAF Phantom pilots and navigators.

When this much-loved aircraft was finally replaced by the Tornado F3, Coningsby was again chosen as the main training base and this trend has continued with the Typhoon, the RAF's latest high-tech fighter. In April 2006 No 6 Sqn re-located to RAF Coningsby from RAF Coltishall, to fly the remainder of the Jaguar fleet until its disbandment. Add to this almost 30 years as the home of the world-famous Battle of Britain Flight and you have a station history that is truly as varied as the aircraft it has hosted.

 

Kinema in the Woods

Kinema in the Woods


The Kinema in the Woods started life as a sports and entertainment pavilion dated from the late 19th Century. The pavilion sat in the grounds of The Victoria Hotel, looking over tennis courts, croquet lawns and gardens, until The Victoria Hotel burnt down on Easter Sunday 1920, this led to the relationship between the hotel and the pavilion being severed.

In 1922, Sir Archibald and Lady Weigall purchased the Victoria Hotel ruins including the sports pavilion and, with the assistance of Captain Carleton Cole Allport, the pavilion was transformed into a cinema which opened its doors on Monday September 11th 1922 at 7pm. The first film to be shown was intended to be "The Lion Eaters", however the film failed to arrive and a Charlie Chaplin film was shown in its place.


Ticket Prices for standard films:
£6.50 Adults (15 and older)
£5.50 Children (14 and younger)
£5.50 Seniors In Receipt Of The State Pension
£22.40 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children under 15
or 1 Adult & 3 Children under 15)


For more information and listings please go to the Kinema in the Woods Website

 

Dambusters Memorial

Dambusters Memorial


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Located in Royal Square, Woodhall Spa, The Dambuster Memorial was erected in 1987 and serves memory to the heroes of 617 Squadron. The monument stands in Royal Square which is the former site of the Royal Hydro Hotel and Winter Gardens which were both destroyed by a bomb in 1943.

The statue is a piece of history well worth a visit should you find yourself on the way to Woodhall Spa. For more information on the Dambusters raid visit: www.dambusters.org.uk


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