The market town of Louth lies on the eastern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It is known for its fine architecture, which includes many brick buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Undoubtedly the town’s most distinctive landmark, St. James’ Church stand in the town centre, near the banks of the River Lud, with a soaring spire which can be seen for miles around. On the doorstep of Louth holiday cottages, the historic town centre has a wealth of independent businesses. Don’t miss Eve and Ranshaw at the Marketplace, an old-fashioned department store. Nearby, on Cannon Street, Playhouse Cinema is a lovely place to catch a showing of a new release or a classic. On Eastgate, the Cheese Shop sells an impressive variety of Lincolnshire cheeses, and there is an award-winning butchers’, Meridian Meats.
Market days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and there is a farmers’ market on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The town also has several antique shops, and many atmospheric places to eat and drink. The Wheatsheaf is a cosy pub serving good food and ales, while Beaumont’s is a popular café and deli serving excellent coffee and a range of local produce. To the town’s west, Hubbard’s Hills is not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Louth. Opened in 1907, this unique park lies in a glacial overspill channel, with steep, wooded slopes on either side.
On the doorstep of holiday cottages in Louth, the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to wild hills and steep, limestone valleys where walking, horse-riding and swimming are popular. Many footpaths ascend to hilltops where walkers are rewarded with breathtaking views across fens and salt marshes. A scenic drive eastward from Louth, deserted beaches backed by dunes can be found on the Lincolnshire coast.