It is amazing how many people book holidays abroad in search of different landscapes and beautiful scenery when they have some of the most amazing landscapes in Europe in their own country. Lincolnshire, for example, is one of the most fascinating and gorgeous areas in England and the perfect place to spend a week touring around. Take a coach hire tour of Lincolnshire and it will be a trip you never forget. The first thing that will hit you is just how many stunning vistas and incredible stately homes there are packed into this relatively unknown county. Indeed the region has been the destination of choice for a great many Merchant Ivory films over the years and it is these films that have begun to bring in the tourists in recent times. The landscapes are exceptionally picturesque and the terrain is as varied and as fascinating as you would hope and expect from the fourth biggest county in England, with everything from wolds and vales, fertile agricultural land, gentle hills, fen lands, and elegant seaside resorts. The famous old Wolds have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and form the only uplands landscapes from Kent to Yorkshire, laying on glorious woods of ancient beech, undulating hills and deep valleys, all broken up by stunning rivers and streams. Villages and towns worth visiting include the birthplace of Tennyson Somersby as well as Rasen, Louth, Spilsby and Alford. Towards the northern section of the county you will find the panoramic Ancholme Valley which meets the undulating chalk grounds of the Wolds and where keen walkers can jump onto the Viking Way, a fantastic hiking trail that winds from the Humber Bridge (the longest single span suspension bridge in Europe) all the way to Lincoln. For fans of historic sites, Epworth town was where Methodism took root and if you head to Brigg you'll get to see a horse fair that dates back to the mid-13th century. And then there is the city of Lincoln, which is one of the Britain's historic must-sees, filled with glorious medieval buildings and dominated by the world-famous three towered Cathedral and the even more famous Norman Castle (constructed in 1068) which also contains one of only 4 remaining original copies of the Magna Carta within its prison walls. Stay in one of the fantastic old hotels if you want to splash out, or if you're on a budget just grab one of the many hotel chain deals currently on offer. Either way make sure you get to spend a night or two in this gorgeous city. Other sites worth a look include Burghley House on the Vales of south Lincolnshire and the fabulouos Grimsthorpe Castle.