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Alford architecture

Nestling between the eastern foot of the Wolds and the western side of the Inner Marsh lies Alford. This pretty market town has some wonderful architecture, the 14th century St Wilfrid's Church and the 17th century Manor House.

Craft & Music festivals

Alford has become nationally renowned for its wonderful craft and music festivals, along side its weekly summer craft markets. Tradition is important to the local community here, as is the breathtaking 19th century Five-Sailed Mill, a truly wonderful sight to behold.

Preachers & Pocahontas

Enjoy discovering about Alford's American links, Anne Hutchinson, America's first woman preacher, Captain John Smith, born in nearby Willoughby, whose life was saved by the Indian Princess, Pocahontas.

Alford Manor House

The Manor House is thought to be one of England's largest thatched Manor Houses. Ring-dating of the timbers used in the construction of the house suggests that they were cut in around 1630 however there is internal and external evidence that the core of an L-shaped Tudor building of timber, probably 16th century, was retained and used as the basis for the improved and enlarged H-shaped 1661 house.

A visit to Alford will leave you feeling charmed by all it has to offer.

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Market Day: Tuesday and Friday


Birthplace of Anne Hutchinson - America's first woman preacher.

Birthplace (nearby Willoughby) of Captain John Smith - President of Virginnia. Life was saved by Indian Princess, Pocahontas.


Craft Markets - late May and August Bank Holidays

Christmas Market.

Cycling - Signposted Three Towns Rural Challenge Cycle Routes

Jazz Festival

Walking - Signposted Three Towns Rural Challenge Walks


Alford Craft Market - August Bank Holiday

Alford Craft Market - Late May Bank Holiday

Alford Craft Market - Summer Tuesday Markets

Alford Five Sailed Windmill
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Alford Manor House

Alford Pottery
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Anderby Drainage Museum - Open Days
Anderby Creek, Nr. Alford

Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens
Claythorpe, Nr. Alford
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Lincolnshire Gliding Club Ltd
Strubby, Nr. Alford

Mandys Plants and Garden Centre
Ailby, Nr. Alford
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Mawthorpe Museum
Mawthorpe, Nr. Alford
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On Your Marques, Model Car Museum
Munby, Nr. Alford
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Woodthorpe Hall Garden Centre
Woodthorpe, Nr. Alford
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Woodthorpe Hall Leisure Park
Woodthorpe, Nr. Alford
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We are off the road from Withern to Aby,  a bit over half a mile from the village.  Alford is the nearest town, five and a half miles, Mablethorpe is eight and Louth is ten. Four miles west and you are in the wolds.
Park Farm Holidays
Withern, Nr. Alford
Tel. 01507 450331

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At Westbrook House Bed & Breakfast we offer carefully designed, thoughtfully equipped, comfortable, quality  en-suite  accommodation in a  tranquil village location; just a few minutes drive from miles of sandy  beaches and the  Lincolnshire Wolds - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).Westbrook House Bed & Breakfast
Gayton le Marsh, Nr. Alford
Tel. T: 01507 450 624

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<p>Bill and Barbara Read would like to offer you a warm welcome to their 3 star self catering holiday cottages, which are situated at the entrance to their farm in the picturesque parish of Rigsby.</p>Rigsby Wold Holiday Cottage
Rigsby, Nr. Alford
Tel. 01507 463404 M: 07981117473

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Welcome to Langham Barns Holiday Cottages. <p>

Langham Barns have been beautifully renovated from 300 year old barns set in this stunning part of rural Lincolnshire.

The barns consist of three self contained holiday cottages finished to the highest standards to make your stay relaxing and stress free.

Langham Barns
Mumby, Nr. Alford
Tel. 01507 490313 or 07717 452610

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Craft Market
Five sailed mill at Alford
Alford Cream Teas

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