Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens
Churchgate, Spalding PE11 2RA, UK
About Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens
Ayscoughfee Hall is a grade I listed building and modest associated parkland in central Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, and is a landmark on the fen tour. The house, currently a museum, was built for a local wool merchant, traditionally supposed to be Richard Ailwyn in the fifteenth century. The house is substantially unchanged from that period, and would be recognisable to a visitor from the fifteenth century.
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Lincolnshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The county has some of the best-known seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, which are a major attraction to visitors from across England, especially the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.