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Positioned at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s almost compulsory to sing ‘Country Roads’ as you approach Lynchburg, Virginia. This historic city has a whole host of excellent museums, including art galleries and heritage museums, so any culture-lover will be happy here. There’s also a quirky shopping scene supported by the vibrant student population, and between the antiques shops and farmers’ markets, superb restaurants and delis await to ensure that every part of a Lynchburg trip is delicious.

Things to see

The city center is a delight, with elegant art-deco buildings and whitewashed clapboard houses making up the historic district. Here you’ll find antiques shops filled to the rafters with curios and one-off treasures, and bustling markets where stallholders offer a cheery smile and friendly chatter. The museums and theaters in Lynchburg range from the sublime to the extraordinary – the Academy of Fine Arts puts on a wide variety of opera, dance, and drama in a beautiful old theater, while Amazement Square is a fully interactive discovery museum which children will love exploring. Sports fans can get behind the Liberty Flames and enjoy the energy of a football game at Williams Stadium, a state of the art facility at Lynchburg’s Liberty University. Patriots and history buffs have a treat in store at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. This plantation home of one of America’s founding fathers is a fascinating place to visit.

Hotels in Lynchburg

There is a variety of hotels in Lynchburg, including a range of familiar mid-range and budget hotels, as well as a couple of luxury hotels and independent guesthouses. In the discount hotels, you’ll find comfortable rooms with free WiFi and coffee making facilities. Free parking is also widely available. If you’re after facilities such as heated swimming pools, spa treatments, and restaurants, choose one of the more upscale hotels. The best of the luxury hotels are independently run, and offer tastefully-designed rooms with mountain views. Service here is impeccable and personalized and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic retreat.

Where to stay

The city center offers several luxury guesthouses and mid-range hotels – this is a convenient and characterful place to stay, with all the main museums, theaters, and shops within walking distance. The university district is another lively place to base yourself, with plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as the Williams Stadium close by. Here, there is a wide range of budget hotels to choose from. If you need to make a quick getaway, there are also a couple of mid-range hotels close to the airport. Transport into the center is fast and frequent, so you won’t be missing out.

How to get to Lynchburg

The Lynchburg Regional Airport is located 8 miles south of the city center. There are flights from all over the USA, so it is very well connected. From the airport, taxis, public buses, and airport shuttles are all readily available to make the 15-minute journey. The university district is even closer, so you’ll be out and exploring the city in no time at all. Many of the hotels provide airport transfers. If you’re coming from Washington DC or Richmond, there are direct trains to Lynchburg. The journey takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the departure city and service.