Lincolnshire Wolds

The Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty body (AONB) was created through the incorporation of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949.

This legislation is meant to promote the natural beauty of designated zones as well as opportunities in tourism development. Said areas can be likened to national parks with emphasis on natural attractions such as forests, grasslands, rivers, swamps, estuaries, and shorelines.

The Wolds is believed to have been populated since the primeval period. The landscape was influenced considerably by ancient and contemporary agricultural practices. The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service works closely with local landlord, farmers, business organisations, parish councils and Wolds residents to improve and protect the terrain.

Places to Visit in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Some of the attractions that tourists love include the following:

Alford Five Sailed Windmill & Tea Room

It is a windmill that continues to function at the border of this market town.

The mill churns out flour obtained from organic grain while the ground shop sells an assortment of unprocessed food products. Tourists can explore the refinery and observe the flour milling procedure, or stop by the tea room for some refreshments and light snacks.

The Old Engine House was converted into a showroom for Victorian and Edwardian antique pieces.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

If you’re interested in locomotive history, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a visit to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

The Lincolnshire Wold Railway has been carefully restored by a preservation society since the line’s closure in 1984. Visit on one of their running days and enjoy a scenic ride on a steam train through the low hills and green countryside.

Alford Manor House

This manor house constructed in 1611 is said to be the biggest manor house in England.

It is an extraordinary mansion made of amalgamated structure and showcases a wooden framework with mud and stud panels. The ground level and rooms in this floor highlight designs during the Georgian and Victorian times. The upper floors have remained intact since the 17th century.

Alford Pottery

The collection of earthenware and ceramic objects is appropriate for microwaves and dish washers. These ceramics are designed by expert potters Michel and Heather Ducos.


For those of you who want to experience a holiday outside in nature, but still prefer the creature comforts of home, Glamping is the perfect solution for you!

There are a number of sites across the Lincolnshire Wolds that offer glamping accommodation, from shepherd huts to stylish yurts, you can find the right combination of the Great Outdoors and home comforts.