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Quaint and countryfide
Louth in General
Member Name: Ninno
Louth in General
Advantages: Full of independent shops
Disadvantages: None that I can see
Small and quaint - isn't that what every visitor says? Louth, in Lincolnshire , nestles amongst the hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is that rare thing - a small town populated with independant shops and eclcted tastes. Walk up and down the main streets and you will come across interesting little shops - full of intriguing gifts and little hide aways. There are few national chains - Country Casuals and Wilkinsons being examples - and many a well stocked charity shop to tempt the passer by. Even the cinema is an independent one!
Within the town centre there is also a market place - with a market every friday and saturday and a farmers market every fourth week. There are a number of cafes, bars and pubs to dine in - with plenty of car parking spaces available.
Moving further afield there is Hubbards Hills - a wonderful parkland - poplular in the summer for picnics and a lovely artists' trail of sculptures around the town. Add in a wonderful array of historic buildings - churches such as St James and houses such as the one where Lord Alfred Tennyson one lived - and you have a magical town within which to spend a few dasy. Add into the mix facts such as the town lies on the meridian line and that the first ever Currys opened in Louth and you can begin to see the towns history. Complete the picture by pointing out that Louth is just twenty minutes from the sea - Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness (albeit a little further out) - and you can see why Louth is a poular tourist attraction.
Summary: A step back in time