Destination guide

Head to the cozy city of Gainsborough

Enjoy the culture and other features of Gainsborough. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the bars, horseback riding and restaurants. Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Gainsborough

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Gainsborough a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Elsham Golf Club (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Kingswood Golf Centre (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Doncaster Greyhound Stadium (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Doncaster Dome (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Doncaster Racecourse (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gainsborough

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gainsborough is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (23 mi / 37 km)
  • Blacktoft Sands (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Sandall Park (19.6 mi / 31.5 km)
  • Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Oakhill Nature Reserve (21.3 mi / 34.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gainsborough

Fly into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), the closest airport, located 15.2 mi (24.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Hull (HUY-Humberside), which is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Kirton Lindsey Station, Gainsborough Central Station and Gainsborough Lea Road Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Gainsborough?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 166 vacation rentals near Gainsborough. From 62 Houses to 22 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gainsborough for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gainsborough?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gainsborough. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gainsborough Central Station: 215 vacation rentals
  • Gainsborough Lea Road Station: 211 vacation rentals
  • Newark Market Place: 263 vacation rentals
  • Southwell Minster: 234 vacation rentals
  • Elsham Golf Club: 214 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gainsborough listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gainsborough?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 62 Houses in Gainsborough. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gainsborough include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 22 rentals available
  • Cabins: 58 rentals available
  • Cottages: 58 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gainsborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Gainsborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.