America's Gateway to the British Isles since 1996

UK Directories
Hotels & B&Bs
Self Catering Cottages
Student Travel
UK Hostels
Tourist Boards
UK County Guides
City Pages
Golfing in the UK
Boating Vacations
UK Museums
UK National Parks
UK Festivals
Colleges & Universities
Pub Guide
Tours >  > Southwest Lincolnshire > Spalding

Michael Ford, History Editor

Southwest Lincolnshire Country Houses
by Michael Ford, Country House Editor

Day 8.

Spalding is the centre of the bulb growing industry so in the Spring it is surrounded by field of glorious colour. The famous Flower Festival takes place every May.

The town grew up around a Benedictine priory, founded about 1087 by Thorold of Bucknall, and a castle, both of which have long disappeared.

The church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas was built about 1284. Its best feature is the hammerbeam roof with carved angels.

NEXT STOP: Crowland

Copyright ©2001, LLC   Questions? Comments!