General overview

Situated only 3.5 miles from the centre of Lincoln, Burton Waters Experiences lodges are easily accessible off the A57. From the marina, there is a foot/cycle path that follows the Fossdyke Canal down into Lincoln and is connected to the Sustrans Cycle Network. Whilst staying with us, you can hire a self-drive boat, to truly experience life on and around the water.

WhILST staying in the lodges you will receive 10% off OUR hire boats during your stay


Burton Waters Marina is situated off the Fossdyke, the oldest canal in England, thought to have been built around AD 120 by the Romans. When you leave the marina basin, turn left to take yourself down into the Brayford Pool and enjoy the sites of the historical City of Lincoln. Travel through the Brayford and continue under the Glory Hole, to take in the City centre.

In the opposite direction, enjoy the open countryside and cruise all the way to Torksey Lock, where the Fossdyke meets the tidal River Trent. Explore the various pubs along the way.

The marina has a selection of shops, restaurants, bars/pubs and David Lloyd gym. Self-drive day boats can be hired at the marina, from where you can explore the waterways into the heart of Lincoln or out into the stunning Lincolnshire countryside. The marina is also conveniently connected to the Sustrans cycle network, via a footpath, which takes you into the centre of Lincoln.

The historic City of Lincoln is only a short distance, with its abundance of bars, restaurants, shops and theatres. Away from the glitz, meander through the old town, where you will find cobbled streets, Lincoln Cathedral and medieval Lincoln Castle with its Victorian Prison. Further away you can explore the coastal villages and towns of the East Coast and go for a wander on the stunning endless beaches, or perhaps try your hand at mini golf at one of the coastal towns.

For more information on the area, visit:

Restaurants and bars around the marina and within walking distance:

- Woodcocks Bar & Restaurant

- Harbour Lights - Open Weekends

- Vino Marina Bar

- Quay Side Coffee

- Laziza – Indian Bar & Restaurant

- Bar Six

- Pyewipe Bar & Restaurant is accessible via the river footpath or by one of our hire boats.

Local country village pubs accessible by car:

- Dambusters in Scampton

Location - The Dambusters, 23 High St, Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2SD

- The Bottle & Glass in Harby

Location - High St, Harby, Newark NG23 7EB