Let’s visit… Louth
Holidays in Lincolnshire are all about days spent exploring the coast, right? Well, perhaps not always…
There’s so much more to Lincolnshire than the beaches, sandcastles and amusement arcades. Head in-land and you’ll discover a very different view of Lincolnshire.
One of the most popular regions to visit is the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AoNB) that is home to hidden valleys, sleepy stone villages and historic market towns. It’s a popular location for those who love walking holidays but is also great for those who fancy exploring independent, boutique shops or trying some of the fantastic local produce for which Lincolnshire is famed.
At the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds is the pretty town of Louth, which was once named Britain’s favourite market town. Louth has developed a reputation a food lovers’ destination, having been hailed by TV chefs, the Hairy Bikers, as a food hot-spot.
This charming Georgian market town is home to a bustling weekly market, which is an ideal place for you to sample some of the top-notch local produce on offer, from speciality cheeses to Lincolnshire Plum Loaf.
If you don’t really consider yourself a food connoisseur then don’t worry. There’s more to Louth than just fine cuisine. It’s a great place if you like nothing more than browsing the local shops, soaking up some local history or enjoying some family time at the many top local attractions. Check out the stunning St James’ Church (which boasts the tallest spire in the country), the many art galleries or grab a bite to eat in the cafes, restaurants and inns.
Just beyond the town lies Hubbard’s Hills, a steep-sided chalk valley; perfect for walking or an ideal spot for a picnic.
What else is there to see and do in Louth?
To the north of the town is the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway which operates on a stretch of line that used to be part of the Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby. The last section of the line was closed in 1980 but a local preservation society has worked tirelessly to restore it and steam trains currently run between Ludborough and North Thoresby. Work is now in progress to extend the line towards Louth.
Nearby is the popular Rushmoor Country Park , which is a great day out – especially for those with younger ones. Here they can hold, stroke animals included lambs, enjoy pony rides and watch birds of prey demos. There’s also a team room serving locally-sourced food and homemade cakes.
Louth is just a short journey from our Lincolnshire holiday parks, with Grange Leisure Park at Mablethorpe nearest of all. It is well worth spending a few hours, a day or even longer exploring this popular market town!