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Great for Walking & Cycling

Spilsby is set amidst the green rolling hills of the Wolds, and is wonderful cycling and walking country. There are a number of cycling and walking signposted routes around the town and travelling further afield.

Historical Market & Auction

The town was named after the ancient Dane, Spiller. The market has been held for over 700 years and the bustling open-air Monday auction is a real treat for visitors.

Buttercross & Spilsby Theatre

The Buttercross in the Market Place is said to date from the 14th century and the stately Sessions House of 1826 is now home to the Spilsby Theatre.

Sir John Franklin

Dominating the Market Place is the fine bronze statue, (crafted by Charles Bacon), of Spilsby's most famous son, Sir John Franklin.

Franklin, arctic navigator and explorer, was born in the town in 1786. Having joined the Royal Navy aged just 14, he commanded expeditions where on one occasion he and his crew survived by chewing the leather of old boots. At the age of 57, he commanded his final expedition to find the North-West Passage between Canada and the Arctic, where tragically the expedition disappeared. A plaque on the wall of the Franklin House Bakery marks John's birthplace and a memorial to him can also be found within the parish church.

St. James' Church & the Willoughby de Eresbys

The current parish church of St. James was originally built in the 14th century. It houses 14-16th century tombs and memorials in the Willoughby Chapel to the family who originally obtained the town's Market Charter, the Willoughby de Eresbys.

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Market Days: Monday (open air auction)


Sir John Franklin, discoverer of the Northwest Passage.


The Buttercross

Statue of Sir John Franklin

Stately Sessions House

Walking and cycling routes

Remains of Bolingbroke Castle*


Allied Forces Military Museum - Boston
Stickney, Nr. Spilsby
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Bolingbroke Castle
Old Bolingbroke, Nr. Spilsby

Candlesby Herbs
Candlesby, Nr. Spilsby

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
Skegness, Nr. Spilsby
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Great Steeping Heavy Horse Centre
Great Steeping, Nr. Spilsby
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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
East Kirkby, Nr. Spilsby
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Little Steeping Pottery
Little Steeping, Nr. Spilsby
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Phoenix Cinema
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Sibsey Trader Windmill
Sibsey, Nr. Spilsby
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Spilsby Theatre
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Stickney Farm Park
Stickney, Nr. Spilsby
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Stockwith Mill
Hagworthingham, Nr. Spilsby
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Tastee Farm Shop
Gunby, Nr. Spilsby
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The Plant Lovers (Cactus Nursery)
Candlesby, Nr. Spilsby
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Toad Hall Trout Fishery


The cottage sleeps three people and comprises one double bedroom, one single bedroom, shower room and lounge/kitchen-diner. An enclosed grass area lies to the rear of the cottage and ample parking is available at the front for two cars. </br>
The cottage is available all year round for weekly and short breaks.</br> It is peacefully located on the outskirts of the village of Hundleby, 1.5 miles from the historic town of Spilsby, 13 miles from the seaside resort Skegness and 30 miles from Lincoln.Oak Tree Holiday Cottage
Hundleby, Nr. Spilsby
Tel. 01754830230

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Statue of Sir John Franklin
Main shopping area
St James' Church
Spilsby Theatre
Main shopping area
White Hart
Franklin plaque

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