Has Lincolnshire ever quite got over the stigma of being home to the most boring town in Britain? Grantham, birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, was given that accolade in 1982. But before Maggie, this was Tennyson’s county, and inspired some of the finest lyric poetry ever written.
The Wold gives the lie to those who think the county is relentlessly flat. Then there’s Skegness – a seaside resort no other country in the world could ever have produced. Even if they wanted to.
Louth is a market town and the centre for a large rural area of eastern Lincolnshire. Known as the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Louth features many brick buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries together with St James’ Church - the origin of the Lincolnshire Rising.
Where to stay: Best Western Plus Kenwick Park Hotel, Louth