The Lincolnshire Wolds is a treasure trove for the visitor hoping to catch a glimpse of a way of life from yesteryear.
Alford is a charming market town which has become an important centre for arts and crafts. Craftspeople, musicians, and artists flock to the town from all over the country for the annual craft markets.They demonstrate their skills and talents to the thousands of visitors who gather for the Whitsun Show, the August Bank Holiday Festival, the Jazz Festival, Christmas markets, or the weekly craft markets held throughout the summer months.
You can really soak up the atmosphere whilst you meander around the many stalls. A colourful mix of olde-worlde culture in a beautiful English village.
Alford Five Sailed Mill
And then there's the Five Sailed Windmill: this magnificent landmark is a rural gem six stories high, and it continues to grind flour with tranquil power. It is also home to an antiques' shop and tearoom in the converted engine house.
Reputedly the largest thatched Manor House in the Country, Alford Manor House was originally built in 1611 and is a rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame with reed and plaster, which is still visible internally. Following a major restoration project, the Manor House, is now open to visitors again and is an important part of the community.
Alford is a marvellous town to potter about in, lost in its own little world on the slopes of the Lincolnshire Wolds.