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Of particular interest is the ‘Old Maltings’ antique centre situated in Aswell Street, with over 20 traders in one
building, spread over 2 floors.

There are some excellent food retailers – butchers, bakers, greengrocers, grocers and fishmongers, all offering superb produce. A colourful street market is held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, including on Wednesday mornings the famous ‘Cobbles Auction’ where you can bid for anything from garden plants to a bicycle to a brace of pheasants! The Fish Shambles’ is a cobbled area off the main street, where on market days a wagon comes with fresh fish direct from Grimsby.

When shopping for food, look out for our local specialities. Our famous Lincolnshire plum bread, a spicy fruit-filled loaf, for which each baker has a closely guarded recipe. Our Lincolnshire cheeses, Poacher and Dambuster, both an excellent accompaniment to the plum bread! And not forgetting our delicious meat products - home-cured ham and bacon, the tasty Lincolnshire pork sausage and our specialities of haslet (dark meat minced with bread and sage) and stuffed chine (ham joints scored and stuffed with fresh parsley).

If you are looking for more than local produce, visit McLeods, in the shadow of St James church, on Bridge Street, a delicatessen selling a vast range of food and drink products from all over the world.

The old Victorian Market Hall, just off the market place, now home to a single trader, is worth a visit for its ‘railway station’ architecture.

Louth also boasts of being on the line from which the world time is measured - the Greenwich Meridian of 0 degrees longitude – look out for the plaques and pavement strips on Eastgate, James Street and Kidgate.

The Parish Church of St James has the tallest spire (295 feet) of any medieval parish church in the country. It is a magnificent fifteenth century building, to which thousands of visitors are drawn every year because of its aura of spirituality and architectural beauty. They are welcomed by the church guides, a shop and the possibility of refreshments served under the tower.


Louth museum, on Broadbank has been named a History Tardis – bigger inside than outside! The back-lit Panorama of Louth – one of the best in Europe – is full of colour, humour and life as it depicts a summer’s day in the mid-19th century.

Learn the true story of Sir John Bolle and the Ghost of the Green Lady, and discover how the people of Louth rose up against the tyranny of King Henry V111. Walk the map of the disastrous Louth Flood of May 1920 which claimed 23 lives. Marvel at the intricate wood carvings of Thomas Wallis and delve among the countless bygones of Louth’s industrial and domestic past.


When you’ve spent a full day walking, sightseeing or shopping till you drop, you will want to be rewarded by perhaps a drink or two and a nice meal, and what better place than Louth to find exactly what you fancy!
You will find everything from traditional pub-food, to fish and chips,  to Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Turkish, to high quality English and international cuisine. If after that you can’t be bothered with the short walk back to Happyford, you will find the taxi rank across the road from the market place.

If you prefer to relax on site and don’t want to cook, there are plenty of take-away options, most of which are situated side by side in Aswell Street, so if you can’t agree on what to have, just order one, then go next-door to order the other!



All you have to do then is sit back and enjoy the sunset at Happyford!

If you want evening entertainment, Louth has a 3-screen cinema, and the excellent Playgoers Riverhead Theatre which stages frequent national and local productions.