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Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, Lincolnshire

About Cranwell

Cranwell is best known as the home of the Royal Airforce College which became the first military air academy in the world when it opened its doors to would be fliers in 1920. Since this time many distinguished aviators have graduated from the college, including Sir Frank Whittle, who pioneered the jet engine.

A well known visitor attraction is to be found at Heath Farm, this is the Cranwell Aviation and heritage Centre. Here, visitors can learn the history of the Airforce college through a series of exhibits. The centre is open from May until the end of September.

There is plenty to see and do in the area including taking a look at Cranwell's historic church dedicated to St.Andrew. This attractive church building is of Saxon/Norman origin, shows early English work and has an exquisite screen.

A fascinating tale surrounds Baynards Leap. This is a well known spot marked by two horse shoes by a hedge. Legend tells that a horse called Baynard jumped the hedge in order escape a witch. A stone commemorates the jump.

Cranwell is within easy reach of Sleaford and not too far from Lincoln and its renowned Cathedral.

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A picture of Belton House

Belton (71 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction SW of Cranwell)

The popular village of Belton lying north of Grantham is home to magnificent Belton House. It is also a typical "Estate" village which perfectly epitomises all the values of English country life...

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Waddington (45 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction N of Cranwell)

Waddington is a bustling town, its modern day history forever linked to the R.A.F of which it is justifiably proud. It's annual air show is a major event on the yearly calendar and is attended by people from all over England...

One of many floral tributes placed outside the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher in Grantham

Grantham (39 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction SW of Cranwell)

This delightful town, set on the River Witham in a spacious agricultural region is noted for many historic factors but more latterly as the birthplace of Britains first woman Primne Minister - Margaret Thatcher was born here in 1925 and she became Prime Minister in 1979...

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Southrey (5 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction NE of Cranwell)

This is a pleasant place which grew up along the banks of the River Witham, within site and sounds of some famous abbey's...

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Bardney (11 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction NE of Cranwell)

The village of Bardney lies on the eastern banks of the River Witham a short distance from Lincoln...

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Belton House

Belton House (113 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.9 km, direction SW)

Belton is the perfect example of a home belonging to an English country gentleman, and yet it is a delightful Anglo-Dutch.....

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Tattershall Castle (46 Pictures)

(12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction NE)

Looking at the huge red brick keep perched in its lofty setting the visitor is immediately struck by the strong French influences.....


Newark Air Museum (7 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction W)


A picture of Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle (47 Pictures)

(14.1 miles, 22.7 km, direction N)

A fine Norman motte-and-bailey castle built in 1068 on the site of a former Roman fortress. It is interesting for its two.....

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Cathedral (306 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction N)

Looking at the West front of Lincoln's fine Cathedral Church of St.Mary, past the pageant of ancient buildings outside the castle.....

Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

Doddington Hall (3 Pictures)

(15.1 miles, 24.2 km, direction NW)

This is a superb, large Elizabethan house with a truly impressive roofline. It was built in around 1600 by Robert Smythson, with.....

The ruins of Newark Castle on the banks of the River Trent. Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.

Newark Castle (47 Pictures)

(15.2 miles, 24.5 km, direction W)

The romantic ruins of this once glorious castle were left to fall into further disrepair following the ravages of the English.....

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