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in the county of Lincolnshire

About Southrey

This is a pleasant place which grew up along the banks of the River Witham, within site and sounds of some famous abbey's. It is close to Bardney Abbey and the spectacular ruins of Tupholme Abbey, which was founded by an abbot and twelve monks from another abbey in the 12th-century. The ruins are preserved by Heritage Lincolnshire with the help of English Heritage. Tupholme Abbey provides an entertaining day out for everyone, there are interpretation boards recording the history of the abbey, a picnic site, a flock of Soay sheep, and the old abbey grounds offer a haven for wildlife in what is an intensely farmed landscape.

Visitors to the area will miss a real treat if they do not visit the picturesque woods lying between here and Bardney. The woods form part of Bardney forest and show nature at her very finest. Trees include, limes, oak, ash, hazel and Scot's Pine. In spring feet fall on a carpet of lily of the valley and bluebells. Rare flowers include; early purple orchid, archangel and bugle. This is a lovely place to roam in the early morning when the sun is just rising, and there is nothing to be heard but the scurrying of wild animals in search of food and a wonderful dawn chorus from the birds to whom these woods are home.

This is a great walking, cycling and horse riding region. The Riverside Inn at Southrey has nearby stables where visitors can hire a horse by the hour or day, or join an organised horse ride featuring the most scenic and romantic spots in the area. The inn is popular with fishermen, the River Witham can be fished for bream, roach, perch and pike. If the fishing is good you might like to tarry a little longer - bed and breakfast is offered at the Riverside Inn.

A distinctive feature of the village is the little church dedicated to St.John the Divine. This church is interesting in that it was built by the parishioners themselves late in the 19th-century. The church, painted brilliant white with russet roof and bell tower, makes a small dramatic vision against the Lincolnshire skyline. Standing in the shadow of trees, the church is surrounded by old tombstones.

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A picture of Bardney

Bardney (11 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction NW of Southrey)

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

A picture of Nettleham

Nettleham (10 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction NW of Southrey)

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A picture of Waddington

Waddington (45 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction W of Southrey)

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...

A picture of Lincoln

Lincoln (655 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Lincolnshire

(10.4 miles, 16.8 km, direction W of Southrey)

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Revesby (3 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction E of Southrey)

Surrounded by woodland, the pretty village of Revesby was once the home of the celebrated naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks..

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(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction W)

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(14.7 miles, 23.7 km, direction E)

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(14.8 miles, 23.9 km, direction W)

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