Luxury Breaks @ Washingborough Hall – Celebrate The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
This weekend, Lincoln will celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In preparation for this important event, the Castle opened in April, following a £22m renovation. The 1215 Lincoln Magna Carta will be housed within the Castle walls, in a subterranean vault, accessible for the public to view alongside the Charter of the Forest manuscript, both of which represent a cornerstone of Britain’s democratic history…..and Lincoln is the only place in the world where the two can be viewed in the same place.
To celebrate Washingborough Hall are offering a luxurious two-night stay, including free entry to the Castle, and the city’s world-famous Gothic Cathedral. Other extras include afternoon cream tea, a private car transfer to the city for your day’s sightseeing and a glass of Moutard Champagne each evening, as you relax back at your country house retreat in time for dinner. Accommodation in an Executive bedroom, or higher room grade if available upon arrival, three-course dinner in the award-winning 2AA rosette dining room and traditional full English breakfast are provided each day, freshly cooked with Lincolnshire’s finest farm produce, including the county’s famous sausages.
Combining the best of town and country ~ this Georgian Grade II listed boutique hotel, only three miles from Lincoln, offers easy access to the city. As well as the Castle and Cathedral, history, art and culture buffs will love exploring The Collection Museum and Usher art gallery. Lincoln is also well-known for its array of interesting shops ~ independent retail outlets, the city’s famous markets, high street stores in the Waterside Shopping Centre, designer and artisan boutiques, book shops and galleries clustered around the famous Steep Hill (voted ‘Britain’s Best Street 2012’) In the historic Bailgate area, there are plenty of lovely cafés, tearooms and restaurants to revive you as you soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city.
Walking distance or a short drive from the hotel, a new International Bomber Command Memorial will be unveiled at Cannock Hill this June. This towering spire, constructed from two Lancaster wing fragments, and measuring 102 feet (over 31m) high will impact the local landscape, serving to recognise and commemorate the Bomber Command airmen who served in WW2. This is another of many centers in the area, dedicated to the part Lincoln played in Britain’s aviation history, earning it the title ‘Bomber County’.
This two-night break is available throughout the summer from April until 30 September, priced at £445 per couple for the two night stay, subject to availability. For full details and terms and conditions, please see hotel website.
The relaxed and intimate ambience of Washingborough Hall appeals to a variety of guests; foodies, romantics, city tourists, families, nature lovers, heritage buffs, aviation enthusiasts and cyclists, all of whom appreciate the qualities of this hotel and its wonderful location. Well-behaved dogs are welcome here.
Reviews are consistently excellent and this summer, the hotel was awarded the prestigious entry to Trip Advisor’s ‘Hall of Fame’, marking five consecutive years of annual Excellence ratings.