Things to Do in East Midlands
Once the world’s tallest building, Lincoln Cathedral remains one of England’s most significant religious landmarks, housing one of only four original Magna Carta manuscripts in the world. At the intricately detailed cathedral, visitors can pray, attend service, light a votive candle, or simply enjoy the Gothic architecture.
Nearly nine centuries old and the home of one of the country’s most beautiful Elizabethan walled gardens, Haddon Hall brims with well-preserved 14th–16th century interiors. Step back in time here as you explore England’s oldest medieval kitchens, marvel over the notable tapestry collection, and stroll through the Long Gallery.
Situated amid 42 acres (17 hectares of parkland, this redbrick mansion—designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the architect behind the landmark hotel at London’s St. Pancras Station—is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece. Once a private home, it later served as a theological school for Anglican monks, and now functions as an events venue.
Built in the late 16th century by Robert Smythson, Doddington Hall & Gardens is a Grade-I-listed Elizabethan mansion, complete with five acres (two hectares) of walled gardens. It also remains a beloved family home. Explore the hall and grounds at your leisure before stopping by the farm shop or grabbing lunch at the on-site café.
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