Georgian & Victorian Architecture
This vibrant town is a joy to explore. The charm of its ancient street pattern, the fine Georgian and Victorian buildings and wonderful open-air markets give the town a unique market-town atmosphere.
St. James’ Church
The magnificent St James’s Church, with its spire reaching 295 feet, can be seen from miles around. The ill-fated Lincolnshire Rising started here in 1536 and ended with the execution of the then vicar Thomas Kendall. The interior of the church is also fascinating, and well worth a look around when visiting the town. Find out more about our town’s churches here>>>
Hubbard’s Hills and Riverine Park
On the outskirts of the town lies Hubbard’s Hills, a chalk, steep-sided valley. This glorious riverine park is a family favourite throughout the year.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Tennyson, born in nearby Somersby, went to King Edward VI Grammar School Louth, and lodged with his grandmother in a terrace house in Harvey’s Alley (now called Westgate Place) from 1816 to 1820.
Louth is unique in that it bridges two hemispheres as the Greenwich Meridian Line of zero degrees longitude passes right through. It is this feature, the town’s history and the landscape that inspired the recently established Louth Art Trail.
Louth Canal & Riverhead Theatre
Near to the Louth Canal is the Riverhead Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue staging a wide range of productions and music throughout the year (currently not open due to COVID), from opera and classical to rock, dance and drama.
Cadwell Park & Motorsport
Just a few miles from Louth, set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, lies Cadwell Park, easily one of the most picturesque circuits and perhaps one of British motorsport’s best-kept secrets. The 0.7 mile circuit was originally built for motorbike races in 1934, but today the two mile track has several features that are unique, particularly ‘The Mountain’ a short sharp incline that will see the more powerful machinery airborne! (currently not open due to COVID)
Swimming, Golf, Tennis & Bowls
For those who like sport, the town has to offer an indoor swimming pool, leisure centre and gym, golf, tennis and bowls. (currently not open due to COVID).