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Lincolnshire Towns

Louth

  • Capital of the Wolds, market town with Population of 17,000

  • TIC information Centre. Tel 01507 609289

  • Market Day Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with half day closing on Thursday

In 1844, the 295-ft spire of St James's Church, Louth, the finest late Gothic steeple in England, was hit by lightning. When scaffolding was put up to repair it, a local painter, William Brown, climbed up to paint the panorama that now hangs in the Victorian town hall. It shows a Georgian town with orderly streets and neat gardens.

Louth is recognisably the same place today, getting on with life in the green and beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, little noticed by the rest of the world.  This perfect little market town has wonderful Georgian streets with many fine buildings including our grade II listed property and the Louth Manor House across the road which overlooks us. Today Louth is thriving and has a theatre, art deco cinema, a huge range of local shops selling all manner of produce and plenty of restaurants and inns. Look closely at Louth and you will find the unexpected - six butchers, two grocers, a cheese shop, an old fashioned tailors, a cobblers, a fish shop and even a trophy shop.   

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To get a feel for the town head for St. James church and climb the tower for a spectacular view of the town. Visit the splendid little museum and then explore Louth to find Tennysons wall, The site of the Lincolnshire Rising, Thomas Espins Mausoleum, King Edward VI Grammer School (former pupils included Captain John Smith founder of Virginia and Alfred Lord Tennyson). Meander along the streets of Eastgate and Westgate and take in the Greenwich meridian line and the Louth Art Trail and an Elizabethan pub.

Walking is particularly popular and the annual walking festival in May - June is a huge event.  Walkers can enjoy level walks along the navigation canal or more challenging walks into the Lincolnshire Wolds.  Take the gentle walk along the river at Hubbards Hills beauty spot - it never fails to delight visitors to Louth.

Louth is also home to All Seasons, the self catering holiday of the year for the East Midlands and arguably the finest holiday accommodation in the region with 5 star accommodation and apartments in the town centre.  Walkers and cyclists will find All Seasons an ideal spot for a weekend as they have a changing room and drying room with maps and guidebooks - just bring your boots!  Nearby is Cadwell Park, one of the countries most challenging motor racing circuits. Just a few miles away there's horse riding, gliding, golf, sand racing and fishing plus we have two golf courses in Louth just minutes from All Seasons and the town centre.

 

Louth has a population of around 17,000 but serves many more than this from the surrounding villages and welcomes many visitors throughout the year for holidays. Consequently it has a superb range of facilities and services creating an ideal base to discover the rest of Lincolnshires' coast and countryside. Louth is easy to find - you won't miss it. Travel from the Wolds towards the coast and you focus on St James' spire, 500 years old and 295 feet high, your first glimpse of Louth. As you get closer its warm stone contrasts with the red brick and pantiles of the houses. A concoction of different styles in an intricate network of streets. Altogether a satisfying blend.

 

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The town stands directly on the Meridian line at 0°, so bridging two hemispheres, and on the River Lud, a more visible divide. Not much has changed here.  The ancient market square echoes to the traders' cries as they offer their wares, there's the produce auction, the cattle market - its a perfect microcosm of rural life. Louth is built in a wealth of styles, and is a mélange of masonry to delight and fascinate. Discover Tennyson's legacy, and there's a lively arts program to be enjoyed, from drama to dance, classics to rock, recitals to readings - take the Louth Arts Tour and enjoy.

Situated on the very edge of the town is Hubbards Hills, a pretty valley and superb area of naturally-formed parkland which was given to the town at the beginning of the century.  Its riverside setting makes the perfect Lincolnshire picnic location.

As well as the markets, the surrounding farmland provides mouthwatering, fresh produce for the local shops, cafes and tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. There are a vast array of independent shops selling all manner of local produce all within a few minutes walk from All Seasons  apartments on Eastgate. There are a choice of restaurants from Turkish and Chinese to traditional English cuisine and a varied selection of pubs, many dating back to the 1800s and beyond. Louth, like many of the small towns in this area has retained its traditional cinema and has a new theatre with stars performing all season throughout the year. 

For people on holiday the market is an ideal place to get to know Louth and meet many people from Lincolnshire who will no doubt share all the local news with you. Lincolnshire has many market towns and as well as Louth there are very good markets in Alford, Horncastle and of course the town of Grimsby and city of Lincoln. 

Attractions nearby are - Rushmoor Country Park, Louth Navigation Canal and walk, Hubbards Hills, St. James Church, Lincolnshire Wolds

Places to Eat and Drink

  • Tai Pan - Chinese

  • Priory - Restaurant

  • Perkins Pantry - Restaurant Cafe

  • Mr Chips - Fish and Chips

  • Parkinsons - Fish and Chips

  • White Swan - Pub Food

  • Royal Oak - Pub Restaurant

  • The Mill - Covenham

  • Beverleys - cafe

  • Masons Arms - Pub

  • Boars Head - Pub

  • Dr Tonics - Pub

  • Lincolnshire Poacher - Pub

  • Millers Daughter - Pub Restaurant

  • Mr Chuzzlewits - Tea Room

 

For details of other towns in Lincolnshire click here

Other Links.....................Louth uk - The definitive guide to Louth Lincolnshire - Cadwell Park - Georgian Retreats - Lincolnshire 
 

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