Market Rasen is an ideal base for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Lincolnshire. Whether you are in town for the races, on a business trip or seeking to discover the expansive Lincolnshire Wolds, there is a whole host of welcoming accommodation in the area. In this guide we pick out the top hotels in Market Rasen for a satisfying stay. In case you are looking for something a little different, we also highlight some alternative accommodation options nearby, including self-catered stays and campsites.

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Hotels in Market Rasen

Market Rasen is a small town with a population of fewer than 5,000 people. But with many people passing through over the years, the town is well set up to welcome visitors from far and wide.

Queen Street is the focal point of the town’s shopping and dining scene. A handful of the pubs and restaurants along the road also double up as hotels, and this is where you can enjoy the best of the area’s hospitality. These are are top choice hotels in Market Rasen.

Advocate Arms Hotel

Hotels in Market Rasen: Advocate Arms

Situated centrally on Queen Street just across from the cobbled market place, the Advocate Arms is a five-star hotel and restaurant set in a historic 18th-century building.

Not only can you enjoy a welcoming stay here, but also award-winning food. The acclaimed restaurant at the Advocate Arms has received two AA Rosettes in recognition of its top-quality cuisine. On the menu you will find luxurious comfort cuisine made with fresh local produce, from steaks and pan-seared bacon chops to a range of hearty sandwiches, and much more in between. It’s always a good sign when a home-made scotch egg is on the starter menu!

The hotel has ten spacious bedrooms, each equipped with a private bathroom and all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay.

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The White Swan

Hotels in Market Rasen: The White Swan

The White Swan is a traditional English pub on Queen Street in the very heart of town with a handful of stylish hotel rooms. The building dates back to the 19th century, but has been thoroughly renovated and has a cosy, homely vibe to it.

The pub has a friendly atmosphere with a sizeable beer garden, and hosts live music every Saturday. It serves food too, with a menu of very reasonably priced classic pub grub.

The rooms at the White Swan each have a flat-screen TV and work desk, making it a good option for business trips or workcations.

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Rooms At The Olive

Hotels in Market Rasen: The Olive Rooms

Situated just a couple of minutes’ walk from the town centre along King Street (which continues from Queen Street after the market place), Rooms At The Olive offers motel-style accommodation at a family-run restaurant.

The Olive restaurant serves Spanish tapas and Mediterranean cuisine in an ambient setting, just the right vibe for a couple’s getaway. There is also a sun terrace area on site for overnight guests.

You can choose from five double en suite rooms (perfect for couples), or a large three-bed self-catered apartment (ideal for families).

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Self-catered accommodation and holiday homes in Market Rasen

In addition to the friendly selection of hotels in Market Rasen, there also also various options for self-catered accommodation. Below we have picked out some apartments and holiday homes in the area as an alternative.

Ashfield Studio

Ashfield Studio Osgodby
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Osgodby is a quiet village four miles up the road from Market Rasen. It is the home of Cote Hill Farm cheese, one of the finest products of Lincolnshire. Make sure you pay a visit when you’re in the area!

You can stay in the village at Ashfield Studio, an annexe apartment with a king-size double bed and high vaulted ceiling, accessed by a quirky spiral staircase. The property also has spacious gardens outside for relaxing in the sunshine.

This characterful studio apartment is a romantic hideout for couples to enjoy the Lincolnshire Wolds at a leisurely pace off the beaten path.

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Lansdowne Lodge

Lansdowne Lodge
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Located a few minutes’ walk from Market Rasen town centre, Lansdowne Lodge is a convenient base for small families to explore the area, with off-road parking for two cars. The lodge has two en-suite bedrooms, one double and one twin.

Set in a ground floor annexe that is adjoined to the owners’ home, the property has a spacious, homely feel with a woodburning stove and open plan living area. Outside there is an enclosed patio with a hot tub and pond.

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Hare Cottage

Hare Cottage Market Rasen
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Just outside the town centre, Hare Cottage is a ground floor cottage perfect for couples seeking a self-catered getaway. It has a king-sized bedroom, a fitted kitchen, and an open plan living and dining area.

Adjoining the owners’ property, there is a shared garden space and off-road parking. You are welcome to bring dogs (although be aware that the garden space is shared with the owners’ dog).

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Lincs Wolds Cottage, Tealby

Lincs Wolds cottage, Tealby, Market Rasen

The pretty village of Tealby is just a few minutes’ drive outside Market Rasen, inside the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This cosy cottage is a charming place to stay among the peace and quiet of this beautiful countryside, but still a short distance from the town.

In Tealby you can enjoy a fantastic meal at the Kings Head, Lincolnshire’s oldest thatched pub! We loved stopping by here during a tranquil walk in the Wolds.

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Campsites near Market Rasen

The Lincolnshire Wolds are tailor-made for camping. Low rolling hills, peaceful woodlands, flat grasslands, big skies – it all adds up to the ideal getaway in a tent, caravan or motorhome. Here is our top campsite pick close to Market Rasen:

Walesby Woodlands Caravan Park

Walesby Woodlands Caravan Park grass

We camped for three nights at Walesby Woodlands Caravan Park, a lovely spot just outside Market Rasen, right on the doorstep of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

As far as campsite settings go, this was one of the most pleasant we’ve experienced. The grounds are set on a large grassy space with ample room given to each pitch, and surrounded by rows of tall trees, providing both privacy and scenery.

The campsite is right next to the pathway of the Lindsey Trail, one of the most prominent walking routes in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Combine this with it being just a five-minute drive into Market Rasen and you’ve got a picture-perfect base for discovering the area. We’ll be back again for sure!

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More campsites near Market Rasen

Walesby Woodlands is our favourite go-to option for camping in the area, but there are a couple of other options nearby that are worth considering:

  • Lindsey Trail Touring Park – adult-only, dog-friendly site for camping, caravanning and motorhomes. Half a mile from the racecourse and about a mile and a half from the town centre.
  • Market Rasen Racecourse Caravan and Touring Site – sizeable campsite right next to the racecourse, with a range of pitch options for motorhomes, caravans and tents. Great for being right among the action on race days!

Map of hotels in Market Rasen

The locations of the hotels and campsites in Market Rasen highlighted in the article are shown on the map below:

Have you stayed in Market Rasen before? Let us know about your accommodation experiences in the comments below.

For somewhere a bit further afield, and a touch of class, see our top picks of the best country house hotels in Lincolnshire.

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