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The marshland throughout the fens has been drained for little over a hundred years and it is the richness of this drained soil that allows gardeners and bulb growers to generate flowers of a rare quality and beauty.
In springtime, the town of Spalding, in it's favoured position on the banks of the River Welland becomes a riot of blazing colour as tulips, daffodils and other glorious spring flowers come into bloom. The town hosts an annual flower festival which attracts visitors from all over the country and Europe, it is a spectacular event that is well worth attending. Of great acclaim are the beautiful Springfield Gardens, a wonderland of lawns and water features that are nothing less than outstanding in the spring when over a million or so bulbs burst into bloom.
The town has several charming buildings of which the oldest is Ayscoughfee Hall, a beautiful 15th-century mansion restored in the 18th-century when it was the home of the founder of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, Maurice Johnson. The White Horse Inn was once the home of a rich merchant family, the Willesby's - it is a building of stone and thatch and was then known as Burguery House. The church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas has a perpendicular hammerbeam roof decorated with angels. The church was built in 1284 and has additions from medieval times. There is a beautiful Victorian stained glass screen which dates around 1875.
There are charming streets to both sides of the River Welland as it passes through this picturesque town and here you will find good examples of properties from several periods. You will find quaint and interesting shops selling a range of goods from antiques to the evry day requirements of modern day living and, as you can imagine there are several stunning flower shops. Other places of interest include Spalding Tropical Forest.
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Cley Hall Hotel
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Set in picturesque grounds, Cley Hall Hotel is a Georgian Grade II Listed property providing elegant bedrooms, a restaurant and beautiful gardens, overlooking the River Welland....
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The Red Lion Hotel
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
An 18th-century hotel with free Wi-Fi, the family-run Red Lion Hotel is located in the market square of Spalding. It serves a range of real ales and a good selection of wines. Rooms have simple déco...
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Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Just a 10-minute walk from Spalding centre, this Edwardian hotel has a charming patio garden. Spalding Rail Station and the town's shops, restaurants and museums can be reached in a few minutes' walk....
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The Riverside Hotel
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (3.9 miles, 6.2 km, direction N)
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 Inn
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction N)
Serving excellent food made using local produce and real ales in the bar, The Ship Inn offers bright, modern rooms in rural Lincolnshire. With free Wi-Fi, it is 10 minutes’ drive from Spalding....
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|Spalding Station||(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)|
|Swineshead Station||(12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction N)|
|A1(M) Junction 17||(18.7 miles, 30.0 km, direction S)|
|A1(M) Junction 17||(18.9 miles, 30.5 km, direction S)|
|Cambridge Airport||(42.4 miles, 68.2 km, direction S)|
|East Midlands Airport||(49.7 miles, 80.0 km, direction W)|
|Spalding to London||(88.4 miles, 142.2 km, direction S)||