Alford Lincolnshire UK
famous for the Alford Craft Market and Manor House

Things To Do - Places of Interest - there are many places to visit in the area

Lincolnshire Coast

Mablethorpe MermaidMablethorpe

Miles of clean sands, a variety of amusements and leisure activities. It has a Seal Sanctuary, fairground, theatre, cinema, circus and many top quality pubs, cafes and restaurants. Live music and entertainment throughout the Summer months provide a great night out for all the family. More information.

Seal Sancturary

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary - More information

The specially designed pools have been constructed with the seals' well-being in mind and have improved their environment. Some will be released into the wild when they are well enough.

LapwingsGibraltar Point Nature Reserve

An area of some 430 hectares comprising sandy and muddy seashores, sand-dunes, saltmarshes and freshwater habitats extending for a distance of about 3 miles along the Lincolnshire coast, from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash. The Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust under a lease from its owners the Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council.

Sutton-on-SeaSutton on Sea - more information

The resort for quiet holidays in Lincolnshire on UK East Coast

Burgh Le MarshBurgh le Marsh

Burgh le Marsh was once an ancient Roman settlement. Now Burgh le Marsh is a thriving little market town, five kilometres inland from Skegness in Lincolnshire UK. More information. Burgh Le Marsh Windmill built by Sam Oxley of Alford in about 1813. It has five storeys and has unusual left-handed sails which means the sails rotate clockwise.

Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel

(owned by the National Trust) - one of the first Baptist chapels in the country. The present chapel at Monksthorpe was built in 1701. It stands in two acres of grounds, entirely surrounded by a good variety of trees. It was built like a barn with a thatched roof, so that it would not easily be recognised as a chapel. The thatched roof has long since gone, and the roof is now tiled. More information

Spilsby in LincolnshireSpilsby

is situated between the Lincolnshire Wolds and the Fens. The town is host to a lively market each Monday where many things are bought and sold, ranging from vegetables and game to household goods.

Lincolnshire's most famous explorer, Sir John Franklin - who discovered the North-West Passage - was born in Spilsby in 1768, and a bronze statue of him stands in the Market Place. Shops in the town include clothes and fashion, photography, jewellery, and hardware, along with estate agents, banks, supermarkets, food shops and a gas appliance centre. Anyone visiting the town should make a trip to the Italian restaurant or one of the local inns which serve real ale and home-made meals, or catch a performance at the theatre. Spilsby is surrounded by beautiful villages, including Somersby, the birthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson. In Old Boilngbroke there are the remains of a medieval castle, while at Gunby there is a National Trust Mansion. Find out more at

Gunby Hall

(National Trust) in between Burgh le Marsh and Spilsby More information.

Lincolnshire Wolds

Old Bolingbroke Castle near Spilsby in Lincolnshire
was built in about 1220 by Randulph de Blundevill, Earl of Lincoln. However, by 1815, the last remaining part - the gatehouse - has collapsed. More information

Somersby near Spilsby - the birthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson
The old rectory (now a private house) where Alfred Tennyson was born is opposite the 15th. Century Church. It is built of greenstone and patched with brick. In the Spring, snowdrops and violets grow in the churchyard. Warden Hill overlooks the village. From the village, there is a bridle way up to the summit from which there are views towards the North Sea across the marsh. More information

Snipe Dales - Country Park and Nature Reserve. Snipe Dales is on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It covers some 85 ha (210 acres). The are two parts: the Nature Reserve and the Country Park. Each have their own car park. Both owned by the County Council but managed on its behalf by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. - More information.