Louth is a bustling market town of narrow streets lined with Georgian and Victorian architecture. It straddles the River Lud between the Wolds and the Lincolnshire coast. The town is cleaved into two parts since the zero longitude line passes through it. There are sculptures that dot the line as part of the Louth Art Trail. The town’s claim to fame was that it was the scene of a dramatic revolt against Henry VIII in 1536. Louth boasts the tallest parish church spire in England, atop St. James’ Church. The church has been described as one of the last great medieval Gothic masterpieces. A long climb to the top of the tower will reward you with views better than any in the area. Another worthwhile attraction is the Louth Museum which has reproduction of an enormous panorama of Louth which was painted from the top of the church’s tower in the 19th century. One of the most popular places to stay is at Priory, a half-castle, half-house Gothic-style building set in sprawling gardens.