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

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Group accommodation in the Lincolnshire Wolds

The 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.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 2x4, 2x6
  • Open:

  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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Group accommodation in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

October 21st 2023

Looking for the perfect group accommodation for schools, clubs or large families?

The Viking Centre situated on the edge of the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds provides the perfect base for outdoor adventure holidays or as a stop along the popular Viking way. The views of the rolling countryside as well as the peace and quiet of the rural environment create the ideal restful night.

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The Viking Centre takes it’s eco-credientials very seriously..

June 27th 2019

The Viking centre is very proud of their Silver Green Tourism Award and now they are going for gold! 

Here are some of the many ways they are going above and beyond to make their hostel as green as can be:

  • Installing LED lighting with additional outside lights in the play area.
  • Adding an Air Source Heat Pump to supplement the existing wood pellet boiler.
  • Fitting 18 additional Solar panels with battery storage of the electricity produced.
  • As a charity they also have a strong commitment to the local community
Solar panels at the Viking Centre Eco Hostel


Wood pellet boiler at The Viking Centre Eco Hostel

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.

Viking Centre Silver for Green Tourism

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Woodys Top and the history of walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds

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.

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