Viking Centre, Pelham Road, Claxby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3YR
Call Susannah Boulton on 07903 584114
OverviewThe Viking Centre, Claxby is a low cost hostel with accommodation for up to 20 people set in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centre is situated in the village of Claxby and is within easy reach of Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The perfect location for people wanting to take part in walking, cycling, field studies, outdoor pursuits, educational activities and conservation projects. With 20 beds over four 4 or 6 bed dorms and a well appointed kitchen as well as communal areas, the centre provides an ideal base for schools to do field work studies and outdoor pursuits. Popular with family groups, schools, scouts, guides, walkers, cycling groups and other organisations. It is ideal for groups wanting an educational and / or adventurous break deep in rural surroundings. The Viking Centre has been awarded bronze accreditation from Green Tourism.
Beds & Rooms:20: 2x4, 2x6
Price per night:£120 for 1st night, £110 for subsequent nights.
Booking:Book online. A 50% deposit is required to book. A refundable security deposit of £100 is also requested with the final payment, which will be held against damage or breakages.
Directions:Claxby village is 4 miles north of Market Rasen. From the South- Turn right off the A46 for Claxby. Follow this road through the village. The Viking Centre is on the right just after you have leave the village. From the North- Turn left off the A46 for Claxby. Follow this road and The Viking Centre is on the left as you approach the village.
Public Transport:Trains at Lincoln (22 miles) and Market Rasen (5 miles), Buses at Market Rasen.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022
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We are going “More Green”.
January 18th 2020
This spring, the Viking Centre is installing LED lighting with additional outside lights in the play area, adding an Air Source Heat Pump to supplement the existing wood pellet boiler and fitting 18 additional Solar panels with battery storage of the electricity produced.
Silver Green Tourisms Silver Award holder, The Viking Centre is now going for gold.
This great value 20 bed group hostel has solar panels, a wood chip boiler and a strong commitment to the community. It is economical to hire for small groups and large families. So if you and your friends like to walk and care for the environment, take up this opportunity to escape to the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds.
The Viking Centre provides great value accommodation at Claxby in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The 20 bed self catering centre has the tourist board “Walkers Welcome” award and its low overnight fee makes it economical to hire for small groups and large families. So if you and your friends like to walk and care for the environment, take up this opportunity to escape to the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds.
The installation of the above energy saving devices is hoped to enable the Viking Centre to keep our the overnight price at the low figure of £90 per group for the foreseeable future.
Great Review from the ABC Centreville Cycling Club.
November 19th 2018
Spotless, warm and it is excellent value. The facilities are ideal for a cycling group and there are great quiet lanes directly from the village up onto the wolds and south towards the coast.
Here’s what the ABC Centreville Cycling Club had to say:
“The Viking Centre at Claxby made a great base for our cycling trip to explore Lincolnshire. It was spotless, warm, the facilities are ideal for a group and it is excellent value. There are great quiet lanes directly from the village up onto the wolds and south towards Horncastle and Lincoln. The coast and the Humber bridge are also easily included in cycling routes. For a change walking routes are nearby too, and there are good places to eat and drink in nearby Market Raisen. We had a great time and really recommend The Viking Centre!”
The Viking Centre has just been refurbished with a new kitchen, new beds and a big secure Cycle she. The refurbished bunk rooms had new mattresses, carpet and curtains.
New kitchen at the Viking Centre
November 5th 2018
Walkers and Cyclists group accommodation in the Lincolnshire Wolds
The final stage of the refurbishment is now complete at the Viking Centre with the completion of a new kitchen. Meanwhile ABC Centeville Cyclists and the Dunstable Bogtrotters walking group, have both used the accommodation to explore the Lincolnshire Wolds. The Viking Centre is in ideal countryside for walkers and cyclists with one of the dryest climates in the UK. If you enjoy good company and good walking here is a date for your Diary: The Lincolnshore Wolds Walking Festival runs from May 18th to June 2nd and accommodation for up to 20 people at The Viking Centre is currently available at £90 a night for all dates.
September 28th 2018
I first heard of the Lincolnshire Wolds as a member of the YHA, hearing talk of the iconic Woodys Top Youth Hostel. It took another 20 year to get around to visiting this quiet and beautiful area, by which time Woodys Top hostel had closed. However I soon found, hidden amidst the beautiful countryside, other remnants from the iconic era of rambling that founded the YHA.Read More