Aviation Heritage Holiday Breaks in Lincolnshire

Posted on 11th December 2018

If you are thinking of visiting Lincolnshire for an aviation heritage midweek or weekend short break then Greetham Retreat can offer you superb flexible top quality self catering cottage accommodation which is perfectly situated close to the main venues.

This image shows the Lancaster Bomber part of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, which is just a 15 minutes drive from Greetham Retreat.

Lincolnshire, once known as Bomber County, has several great aviation Heritage sites including Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at RAF Coningsby with its historic flying Lancaster Bomber, several Spitfires and Hurricanes plus a Dakota which regularly feature in their fly pasts on state and civic occasions.

The famous Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby is also nearby. Both of these venues are only a 15 minute drive from Greetham Retreat. A comprehensive list of many more Aviation Heritage attractions in Lincolnshire is available on the Local Attractions page of this website.


HRH Prince William is Patron of the BBMF and says “During my training with the Royal Air Force I spent some time at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, the base of the RAF’s latest frontline fighter, the Typhoon. It is also home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. While I was there, as well as being lucky enough to experience the ‘state of the art’ Typhoon, I was also hugely privileged to fly in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster. This experience brought home to me the heroism and sacrifice of the pilots of Bomber Command, 55,000 of whom gave their lives for this Country and for freedom during the Second World War.”

In addition the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby is only 15 minutes drive away from Greetham Retreat and is another great site to visit.  A dedication to their brother from the Panton brothers.  Here they feature taxi rides along the runway in their Lancaster ‘Just Jane’.  A dog friendly visitor attraction with tea, coffee, bacon sandwiches, all day breakfasts and other meals in the Naafi too…

This image shows the inside of the cockpit of the famous Lancaster bomber ‘Just Jane’ at East Kirkby. >>>>

The old officers mess of 612 squadron, the famous Dambusters is now part of The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa.  They have a public bar in the hotel which displays much memorabilia from those brave airman who carried out the famous dambusting mission during WWII.  Well worth a visit and again just 15 minutes away from Greetham Retreat.

Lincolnshire has many other aviation attractions including RAF Cranwell, RAF Scampton the home of the Red Arrows display team.

So why not book accommodation in one of our Luxury self catering holiday cottages or stay on our touring caravan site for your aviation heritage holiday and short break in Lincolnshire.  We can offer you cottages for 2 to 4 people here at Greetham Retreat which is perfectly located for so many aviation attractions here in Lincolnshire the bomber command county.

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