Viking Centre, Pelham Road, Claxby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3YR

Call Susannah Boulton on 01673 828025


The Viking Centre, Claxby is a low cost hostel with accommodation for 20 people set in the Lincolnshire Wolds an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centre is situated in the village of Claxby, which lies in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds 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 schools, scouts, guides, walkers, cycling groups and other youth organisations. It is ideal for groups wanting an educational and / or adventurous break deep in rural surroundings. The Viking Centre has 2 Star Group Accommodation accreditation with Visit England and has the tourist board Walkers are Welcome and Cyclists are Welcome awards. This accommodation is featured on our map of Central England and Shropshire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    20: 2x4, 2x6
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    £90 per night per group
  • Booking:

    Book online or download a booking form from The Viking Centre website.
  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available only to groups, is a Green Business Award Winner and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the IHUK signage page and the Hostels with Camping map.


bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
wGroups Only


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Latest Blog about Viking Centre

Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

May 8th 2019

The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival runs from 19th May until 3rd June 2018 and offers 100 walks over 16 days in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Wolds are one of the driest areas in the UK, with a golden rolling landscape of easy gradients and wide skies with stunning views.  So if you enjoy walking the Lincolnshire Walking Festival is an  ideal way to explore and discover what Lincolnshire has to offer.

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Discover the Lincolnshire Wolds this spring with organised walks and great value accommodation.

May 2nd 2019

Walks provided by the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival with accommodation available at the Viking Centre.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is providing 16 days of organised walks from 18th May to 2nd June.  Great value accommodation is available at the Viking Centre at the heart of the festival in Claxby.  The Viking Centre can be booked by the night and dates currently available are any nights between May 18 -23, May 27 -29 or Jun 1 -2.

The Viking Centre has the tourist board “Walkers Welcome” award and with an overnight charge of only £90 for sole use of the whole building with self catering.   There is plenty of space to socialise, lots of parking and  20 beds in 4 bedded cubicles.   The low overnight price makes the Viking Centre economical to hire for even quite small groups.

So if you and your friends like to walk, take up this great opportunity to escape to the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds this spring.

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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.

Viking Centre in the Lincolnshire Wolds

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.

New Kitchen at the Viking Centre, Lincolnshore Wolds
The Viking Centre Hostel Claxby in Lincolnshire

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