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Lincolnshire Countryside, Lincolnshire Wolds Villages and Towns

Lincolnshire Countryside

Lincolnshire Wolds
The Wolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty with rolling chalk hills in the centre of Lincolnshire stretching for 40 miles and rising to over 500 feet. It was the inspiration for Alfred Lord Tennyson who was born in the village of Somersby in a cottage Lincolnshire and studied at the grammer school in nearby Louth.

Lincolnshire Vales
An area around Grantham and Stamford of hills and valleys in gentle countryside. The vales have a number of stately homes and small villages with traditional cottage Lincolnshire dwellings and is an ideal walking and cycling destination.

The Fens
Wide open countryside to the south and around Boston which is home to many windmills. The fen has been drained by man over 1000 years and consequently is rich in bird and wildlife and is a must for ornithologists.


Lincolnshire Wolds

Lincolnshire Villages

Old Bollingbroke
Birthplace of King Henry IV this is a lovely village with castle ruins

Tealby
Charming village in Lincolnshire  wolds with a  thatched cottage, a typical chocolate box village with a tea room.

Willoughby
Very fine Georgian properties and stain glass windows in St Helens church depicting the life of local hero John Smith who was baptised here in 1580. John Smith became president of Virginia in 1608 and is famed for his association with the red Indian Princess Pocahontas.

 

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Lincolnshire Towns and Cities

Lincoln
Capital of the county with outstanding cathedral which sits high on a hill over looking miles and miles of countryside. The cathedral is the location for the Film "The Da Vinci Code" being filmed in 2005 starring Tom Hanks. Fantastic Roman remains, gates and walls surround the city and a number of museums and art galleries. From medieval times through to the present day Lincoln has witnessed great moments in time that helped forge Britain's destiny, and its past now waits for you to explore. Find the unexpected: see one of only four copies of the Magna Carta, sealed by King John, a regular visitor to Lincoln; go through Newport Arch, the only Roman arch still used by traffic; sneak a peek at the Bishop's Palace; meander slowly through Uphill's narrow cobbled streets laced with unique shops; then walk down to the city centre passing buildings spanning over 800 years. 

Louth
Known as the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Louth has the highest church spire in England at St. James,  an impressive range of independent shops selling local produce and gifts and tranquil walking trail  through Hubbards Hills. Louths Georgian conservation area has many splendid town houses situated along Eastgate and Westgate. 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.

Horncastle
Antiques are Horncastles speciality with over 20 shops selling collectibles and antiques. The fine 18th & 19th century buildings hold a surprise or two. The King's Head has an unusual legacy; it is one of the country's original mud and stud construction pubs, few others exist. The Old Grocers shop, now a newsagent, was the business of a certain Mr Henry Lunn, later the successful travel agent.

Alford
Small pretty town with a windmill and market.

Boston
Surrounded by the fens and consequently dissected by canals with boat rides. Spectacular tower of the church is a feature for many miles and is affectionally known as "The Stump".

Stamford
Georgian town used as the backdrop for the recent Hollywood remake of Jane Austins "Pride and Predjudice".

Spalding
Spalding, in the peaceful South Lincolnshire Fens, with acres of sky and sunsets, is a town that has to be seen to be believed! Georgian terraces front the tree-lined River Welland which runs through the centre of the town. Overlooking the river stands Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens, which were given to the people of Spalding. The beautiful late-medieval Hall once belonged to a wool merchant.  Today it houses a museum depicting life in the area over the centuries.

 


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