Lincolnshire's Poacher Country

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We are fortunate to have such a rich heritage in this area including many historic houses and museums.


The Manor House at Alford is thought to be one of England's largest thatched Manor Houses and was enlarged to a H-shape in 1661.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 'haunt of ancient peace' is the 18th century Gunby Hall near to Burgh le Marsh and Harrington Hall (now a private residence), was in the 1830s the home of Miss Rosa Baring, with whom Tennyson fell in love and about whom the poem 'Maud' is partly written


Louth is rich with heritage. The newly refurbished museum makes the history of the town come to life. The Town Hall is home to the magnificent Brown's Panorama painting and a Compton Organ.

The medieval Magdalen College School at Wainfleet houses a museum, library and café. William Patten known as William of Waynflete, who was born in the town in 1395, founded this awe-inspiring building. Having founded the Magdalen College at Oxford, the school was established to provide scholars for the Oxford College.


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Tattershall Castle's Keep and Moat still remains from the castle built in the 1440s by Ralph Cromwell. The Keep was restored in 1911 by Lord Curzon and today visitors can wander around this magnificent building and listen to its history on audio handsets.

The ruins of Bolingbroke Castle lie near to Spilsby. In 1367 this castle was the birthplace of Henry Bolingbroke, who was to become King Henry IV. In 1643 the castle was captured by the Parliamentarian army, and sadly, after that fell into decay.

Glimpse into the past and enjoy our heritage, discover the history of Poacher Country.
Tattershall Castle
Magdalen Museum at Wainfleet
Gunby Hall
The remains of Bolingbroke Castle
Alford Manor House