About Louth

The Market Town of Louth

Taken at Hubbards Hills

Situated on the edge of The Lincolnshire Wolds, Louth is often referred to as the Capital of the Wolds.  It is the largest market town in the District of East Lindsey in Lincolnshire and is set on the eastern edge of the Wolds which is designated an Area of Outstanding natural beauty.  The town has a population of around 17,000 and serves a surrounding area of a further 12,000 people.  The Doomsday Book of 1086 recorded Louth as a prosperous market town.  The town boasts some fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture and has the Greenwich Meridian of zero longitude passing through it.  The livestock market on Thursdays is the last remaining in the county.

One of the most fascinating buildings in the town's conservation area is the magnificent St James' Church which has the tallest parish church spire in England - soaring to an impressive 295 feet.  The new Riverhead Theatre in Louth is a state - of - the art venue for anything from opera to the classics and rock to dance.