Lincolnshire Wolds Village Tour
The Lincolnshire Wolds is a range of hills in Lincolnshire and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst also being the highest area of land in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent Attractive hamlets and villages are scattered throughout the area, adding to the charm of the landscape. The market towns on the edge of the Wolds were traditionally the centres of the rural life as places to meet, greet, buy and sell. Today they still play that role with their active markets and lively centres. They are a great place to spend some time and we know that you’re going to love this tour and we'll combine it with some time exploring the lovely Lincolnshire coast too.
In the 15th century Boston was the wealthiest port outside London. Set in the Fens, a region of farmland reclaimed from coastal marshes by the Wash, Boston was where English wool was loaded onto ships to trade with Hanseatic league cities and the port from which a group of Englishmen set sail for the New World and founded a city there of the same na,me. Today Boston is a charming market town by the sea with a wealth of sights to see including the impressive St Botolph's Church and the Guildhall. It is also home to the Bubblecar Museum, the only museum for cars under 700cc!
Spalding is a warm and charming Georgian town in the Lincolnshire Fens. The town stands astride the banks of the River Welland, in an area of reclaimed marshland. It is here that bulb growers and market gardeners, raise outstanding crops in its legendary rich fertile soil. It is a really interesting place to stroll around. The town contains many charming 18th-c buildings, covering a network of streets on both banks of the river, which is spanned by seven bridges. One of the oldest and most interesting buildings is the restored Ayscoughfee Hall on the Welland's eastern bank. Now open to the public as a museum, set in beautiful gardens. A path lines both sides of the river and a popular circular walk, navigating along both banks, is both easy and very pretty.