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Pictures of Holbeach

in the county of Lincolnshire

Cackle Hill Lane, Holbeach
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About Holbeach

A small market town in the middle of a famous bulb growing region, there is a cluster of small streets and a central main street where the dominant feature is the church of All Saints, built between the 13th and 14th-centuries. The church has a beautiful tower and spire, and in spite of being restored on several occasions, retains many of its original features including an octagonal perpendicular style font. The pulpit was designed by Ewan Christianson, and there are noted effigies and brasses.

The towns market charter was granted to Thomas de Moulton, a local Baron in the 13th-century. Parts of the castle owned by the de Moulton family are said to have been incorporated in All Saints Church. The sea, never far from the town caused considerable flooding in both the 13th and 16th-centuries, and until the early part of the 19th-century the sea was just two miles distant from the town. The land drainage programme of the 19th-century moved the coastline some nine miles away, leaving Holbeach surrounded by gentle reclaimed pasture land.

This pretty fenland town is home to a campus for the University of King's Lynn. It has a vibrant, youthful community and a friendly atmosphere. The town of Spalding is 8 miles distant and Kings Lynn lies around 20 miles away.

There is plenty of accommodation in the area making it an ideal place from which to explore the lovely tulip fields of Spalding, the River Welland and the waters of the Wash.

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Spalding (104 Pictures)

in the county of Lincolnshire

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction W of Holbeach)

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in the county of Lincolnshire

(11.9 miles, 19.2 km, direction N of Holbeach)

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(19.4 miles, 31.1 km, direction SW of Holbeach)

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Dersingham (5 Pictures)

in the county of Norfolk

(20.9 miles, 33.6 km, direction E of Holbeach)

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(19.2 miles, 30.8 km, direction SW)

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The Mansion House Hotel in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England4 stars

The Mansion House Hotel

Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Around 8 miles from Spalding, The Mansion House Hotel is centrally located on Holbeach High Street, within 30 minutes’ drive of Boston and King’s Lynn. This Lincolnshire hotel has a restaurant and...
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Elloe Lodge in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

Elloe Lodge

Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
A spacious Edwardian house with original features, Elloe Lodge offers lush gardens and warmly furnished rooms. With free parking, it is just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Holbeach....
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Westgate House & Barn in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England4 stars

Westgate House & Barn

Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England (2.8 miles, 4.6 km, direction SW)
Westgate House & Barn is located in Whaplode, outside Spalding. This period property opens onto a pretty garden. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. Th...
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Palmers in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England

Palmers

Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England (4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction E)
Situated in Sutton Bridge in the Lincolnshire Region, 34 km from Peterborough, Palmers boasts a sun terrace and views of the city. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The rooms are equipped with a flat...
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The Riverside Hotel in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

The Riverside Hotel

Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction NW)
Situated on the riverside in the small village of Surfleet, this hotel serves homemade food in the conservatory, which overlooks the River Glen. Free on-site parking is provided and the market town of...
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The Ship Albion in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

The Ship Albion

Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction W)
Situated in the heart of the peaceful market town of Spalding, The Ship Albion offers a restaurant and a bar. With free WiFi throughout and free onsite parking, it is just 5 minutes’ walk from Spald...
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Tydd St. Giles in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England

Tydd St. Giles

Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England (6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction SE)
Offering a sauna and fitness centre, Tydd St. Giles is situated in Sutton Bridge in the Lincolnshire Region, 30 km from Peterborough. Skegness is 48 km away. Free WiFi is provided . The accommodation...
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Nearby travel help

Spalding Station(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction W)
Boston Station(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction N)
A1(M) Junction 17(23.0 miles, 37.0 km, direction SW)
A1(M) Junction 17(23.3 miles, 37.5 km, direction SW)
Cambridge Airport(41.9 miles, 67.5 km, direction S)
Norwich Airport(54.1 miles, 87.1 km, direction E)
Holbeach to London(89.8 miles, 144.4 km, direction S)