Lincolnshire Wolds

Discover the wonder of the Lincolnshire Wolds sacred heritage.

Daydreams of romantic rolling green hills, sleepy stone villages and cobbled streets in historic market towns, narrow lanes and hidden footpaths.

All this and more can be found in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Boasting 216 square miles of unspoilt countryside, the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a cherished landscape, home to some of England's finest countryside.

A stone’s throw from the historic city of Lincoln, you can explore beautiful hidden valleys and stroll along miles of rural Lincolnshire’s footpaths that connect villages and hamlets.

Lincolnshire Wolds

Lincolnshire churches on our map

St James, Louth

Standing proud in the town centre, the crowning glory of St James is its spire, the tallest medieval parish church spire in England.


St Wilfrid, Alford

St Wilfrid has a fine parvise above the south porch which was once the town's first grammar school and where Captain John Smith of Pocahontas fame was educated.


St James, Spilsby

With strong connections to explorer Sir John Franklin as well as containing brasses and tombs to the Willoughby de Eresby family, thought to be some of the finest memorials in Lincolnshire.


St Andrew, Stewton

A delightful village church in the most picturesque setting, no wonder international model railway company Hornby, chose it as the model for their church in their village of Skeldale.


St Margaret, Bag Enderby

Surrounded by the most picturesque countryside in all the Wolds, Bag Enderby provided much inspiration for poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, whose father was vicar here in the early 1800s.


St James, Rigsby

Built in the neo Norman style, this charming church, with its enchanting rose window, stands on the edge of the Wolds with views to the coast offering total peace and quiet.


Raithby Methodist Chapel

The oldest Methodist chapel in Lincolnshire is built over the stables of Raithby Hall and little has altered inside since it was opened and dedicated by John Wesley in July 1779.


St Edith, Grimoldby

An impressive 13th century church built of local Spilsby greenstone with dragon fighting angels in the nave and a fine medieval preaching cross in the churchyard providing just two reasons to visit.


St Helen, Aswardby

A little stone and brick church standing opposite Aswardby Hall and surrounded by trees offering a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.


St Andrew, Halton Holegate

Commanding magnificent views of the Wolds, the impressive St Andrew's contains outstanding roof bosses and richly carved poppy head pew ends depicting animals, birds and flora.


St Benedict, Candlesby

Brick built in 1838 on the site of an earlier church, St Benedict's has fine stained glass and interesting connections to the Massingberd family of nearby Gunby Hall.


St Olave, Ruckland

A charming little building and one of the smallest churches in Lincolnshire with its exquisite rose window of pierced stone, tiny bell cote and a medieval coffin lid, all adding to the wonder and sense of timelessness.


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Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Festival

The churches listed here were part of our Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Festival project, made possible with the generous donations of National Lottery players.

An annual celebration of rich architecture, heritage, beautiful tranquillity and welcoming in the first two weekends in September.

Step back in time and discover history and heritage aplenty from Roman ruins to Norman gems and Tudor palaces to Victorian splendour.

Discover amazing places to eat, sleep and visit across the Lincolnshire Wolds with its charming market towns and bygone villages.

Welcome to our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a living, working landscape, with woodland, grassland and abandoned chalk pits providing habitats for rare flowers and wildlife.