Woodhall Spa & Lincoln.

12.2.12

As you may have seen here Jonathan and I took a trip to Woodhall Spa and Lincoln for my birthday. We fancied getting away for a couple of days and when I saw Gemma's post "kinema in the woods" I thought this would be a great place for us to visit.

I found an adorable B&B in Woodhall Spa and got us booked in for one night and the rest, we decided, we would plan as we went along.

It didn't take very long to drive there at all so after a hectic morning of getting up at 6.30am to drive to Leeds to drop Lily and Lola off with my parents then getting home, getting ready and having brekkie I was ready to relax and play the part of passenger for a while. With my iPhone map, a packet of Percy Pigs and camera in hand off we went!

When we arrived in Woodhall Spa we dropped our things off at the B&B and after a chat with the lovely couple who run it and marvelling at how adorable our room was, we headed out, wrapped up warm, to explore.

Top: Some local attractions / Jonathan doing a spot of "tree hugging"
Bottom: The road leading to the B&B / The only nice photo of me which Jonathan ruined :) Also, that is snow and not dandruff.. honest!

We found the Kinema in the Woods and both agreed it was the most wonderful place ever. If this was my local cinema I would be here every week!

We nosied at the Kinema a few times during our stay and saw it pre-snow, post-snow, in the light and in the dark and it looked great every time. We also went to watch a film (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and it was the most surreal experience, like we had stepped back in time. The best part was the interval where we were treated to some piano playing and a few jokes from the piano player.

The Kinema in the Woods - outside and inside.

It was dark by the time we left the Kinema but we had a wander around anyway, earmarking all of the places we wanted to go back to the following morning. By this point we were hungry (despite numerous cinema snacks and hot chocolate!) so we headed for some grub and then a relatively early night as we were pooped!

The following morning, after a huge full English breakfast with tea and toast at the B&B, we loaded up the car and had one last walk around the town visiting an amazing deli which you can see in the video I made. We loaded up on sweet treats for later on in the day.

Walking round the town

Before we drove to Lincoln we stopped at the Petwood Hotel which was stunning. You can read a little about its history here. We really fell in love with this place and thought it would be a wonderful place to tie the knot. Ooh er! ;)

The Petwood Hotel.

It didn't take long to drive to Lincoln so we had plenty of time to wander around the centre and visit the array of little shops on offer. It was ab-sol-utely freezing so we were glad to find warmth inside whenever we could. My favourite shop was the vintage clothes shop which had so many amazing things inside. We bought a few bits and bobs from other places, including some artwork by a local artist and some vintage-style postcards from a huge bookshop full of old and new books. We're going to put the postcards into frames to hang in our home.

Wandering around Lincoln / The most beautiful blue house!

We went inside the Cathedral and marvelled at the outside and how beautiful it was. Then after being outside for so long we were longing for a cup of tea to warm our cockles so we visited a little tea shop. This gave us chance to warm up and rest our tired feet before making our way back to the car and back home.


Have you been to Woodhall Spa and/or Lincoln? Do you live in either place? Let me know your recommendations of where to go incase we ever go back!

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing trip. Wish I could convince my fiancé to go on these sorts of outings!

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  2. I live there :) and you would have walked past my Arts college at the top of steep hill! :)

    You should go look around the castle if you go again, and also if you spend the night there, there's a ghost walk too around the castle and other scary routes! :) xxx

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  3. Wow the Kinema in the woods looks & sounds amazing!

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  4. It's a long time since I've been to Woodhall Spa, we used to have our school Christmas treat at the Kinema in the wood. Such an ace little place. It's really nice to see someone blogging about Lincolnshire, more often than not it's the forgotten county. Lincoln is beautiful in the summer and there's a fab little ice cream shop at the top of steep hill which makes dragging yourself up there totally worth it.

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  5. This looks fantastic! My boyfriend keeps dropping hints that we should go for a weekend in Lincoln, and I never thought that there'd be much to do there, but this post may have changed my mind :)

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  6. I live half an hour from Lincoln and went to Uni there, and love it! In my opinion it's one of the nicest cities in England x

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  7. I live so near Woodhall, I love it! There's a tea shop which does the best and biggest chocolate cake ever!

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  8. You've just taken me back to my childhood! I'd completly forgotten about the Woodhall Spa Kinema! I grew up in Lincoln and we used to go camping in Bainland & visit Woodhall Spa all the time, I remember there was a coffee shop that did humongous scones and extra hot crisps. Ah those were the days.

    xx

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  9. It looks like you had such an amazing little trip! I love exploring parts of the UK i've never been to before, last summer we spent almost 2 weeks travelling from Brighton> Derbyshire (where we got engaged!) > Cumbria/ Lake district > The Norfolk Broads.
    The UK really is beautiful isn't it!

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  10. omg really lovely pictures, thnx for sharing
    x

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  11. I think we drove through Lincoln once but it's never been anywhere i've stopped and had a look around. Kind of wish I had after seeing all your photographs. That cinema is just amazing!

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  12. wow, looks like a beautiful break! xo

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  13. You are making me so homesick - I'm from Lincoln and it really is the most gorgeous place. You need to go back to Woodhall spa in the summer, the outdoor pool is amazing! Plus then your not far from Skegness and Mablethorpe, plus you can take the dogs to Mablethorpe. I used to go to Woodhall every half term with my Nan who doesn't live too far away, my parents live 30mins from there!

    Also you need to visit at Xmas and go to the Market which is all around the Balegate!

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  14. I'm from Mansfield but now live in Lincoln to go to university. It's strange seeing blog posts about Lincoln because I now consider it to be my home! But it's such a beautiful place xx

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  15. Lincolnshire is my home county, I'm a very proud Lincolnshire girl so it has made my weekend to see this post! I don't get home nearly as often as I'd like to. The Kinema in the Woods is something of a favourite with my family :-)

    Jem xXx

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  16. I went to university in Lincoln and I love it so much and try and get back there a couple of times a year and always make sure I visit the cathedral. It would be worth going for the Christmas Market which is on the first weekend in December.

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  17. Looks looovely, a perfect winters trip. Like someone else has also commented, I wish me and my other half could go on trips like this. But it's not his thing :(

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  18. Looks like a lovely little trip :)

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  19. Lincoln is my home town! It is a beautiful city. Glad you had a lovely time xx

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  20. I'm from Lincoln too and Sarah's right- you definitely need to go back for the Christmas Market. It gets rather busy but it's such a great time to see the top end of town.

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  21. This just looks fabulous :) I've literally just watched Gemmas vlog on it this morning and was thinking how gorgeous it all looks.
    What a lovely place to visit, the cinema looks fab :)
    Thanks for sharing- so lovely photos xxx

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  22. This is so beautifully picturesque! I'm adding this to my places I want to visit list. x

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  23. Ahh, Lincoln is my home, and I miss it terribly now I'm at university :( Did you take a stroll around the brayford? There's a pub called 'Pyewipe inn' which is down the river bank, and it's such a lovely walk in the summer time. There are always baby swans and little ducklings. I'm sure your pups would love it too :) xx

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