If you are at all interested in medieval history or more generally in how people lived in the past you will be completely geeking out at Gainsborough Old Hall. The Hall is quite easy to find and is an easy day trip drive from Lincoln. It is very well presented; every room with both the appropriate period and reproduction furnishings. We're not generally ones to make use of audio guides, but the Old Hall offers a pretty good one with audio and video clips which are truly informative and well done. The hall itself is quite extensive with both brick and timber frame construction, the rooms ranging from late medieval to Victorian. Don't miss the really impressive medieval kitchen and the lovely brick tower (the view from the top of the tower is interesting, particularly for the startlingly disjunctive experience of gazing out over the roof of a 15th century hall to the multiple cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in the distance). We absolutely loved the Old Hall. It's definitely worth the trip.
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