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Holidays in Louth

The capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds

The nave of St James’ Church by Spencer Means - CC BY-SA 2.0

The gateway to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Louth is the perfect holiday destination in Lincolnshire.

Whether you want a tranquil countryside wander in the Wolds or a seaside stroll in nearby Skegness, this market town is ideally situated to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Louth has an attractive contrast of pretty pantiles and red brick with honey stone houses and a glorious, striking church.

St James' Church is a 500-year-old building with a huge spire standing at almost 300 feet, which creates an imposing yet unique welcome when arriving at the town. The church is still used to this day; its special atmosphere and deep-rooted history appreciated by all those who visit, whilst the view from the top of the tower is awe-inspiring.

The starburst tower vault, St James’ Church by Spencer Means - CC BY-SA 2.0

The River Lud running through the centre of Louth offers plenty of picturesque picnic spots along its meandering route, as well as a peaceful path to follow on sunny days. Meanwhile, Hubbard's Hills is located on the outskirts of the town; its idyllic valleys and parkland make for stunning surroundings no matter what time of year you visit.

The nearby Lincolnshire Wolds are a must-visit when you're staying in its capital. The rolling emerald hills and sprawling countryside have hidden gems at every turn, from quaint hamlets to the stunning Market Rasen racecourse, not forgetting that the area was also the inspiration for many literary legends including Tennyson.

"Its idyllic valleys and parkland make for stunning surroundings..."

The array of local producers, independent shops and the thriving leisure facilities such as the theatre and cinema make Louth an appealing destination for some true rest and relaxation. The six butcheries, two greengrocers and cheese shop offer some delicious home-grown goods, alongside traditional shops such as a cobblers and a tailors giving the town a classic English market town feel.

Though it may not be the largest Lincolnshire town, the restaurants in the area offer a huge variety, all beautifully cooked and loved by locals and tourists alike. For hearty American dishes, the Ranch Steakhouse and Grill serves up big plates with big flavour, whilst Marrakesh combines Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine, Bar Castillejar offers Spanish surprises, and Serendipity at The Priory provides a unique culinary experience in memorable surroundings.

If you fancy journeying further afield, Mablethorpe is a short drive east offering a traditional day out at the beach, whilst Lincoln can be reached with a trip across the Wolds.

While you’re there

Ranch Steakhouse and Grill

Fantastic food boasting big flavours inspired by bold American dishes.

Donna Nook

Witness the miracle of birth as grey seals welcome new pups into the world every November and December.

St James' Church

Experience the wonderful atmosphere of a historic parish church packed with history.

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