Spalding, which is a market town, has a population of about 30,000 people, and is located next to the Welland river in the South Holland district, which is located in Lincolnshire in England. Spalding is famous for its annual flower parade, that attracts both locals and tourists from around the world, as well as for its yearly pumpkin festival, which is held each year in September.
Spalding has various landmarks, fairs and facilities located in it, such as the famous building of historical significance, the Ayscoughfee Hall, which was built around the 15th century and was a country house originally. the Ayschoughfee Hall is now a museum, which you and your family can visit on a daily basis.
Another type of museum you can visit is the Bulb Museum, which is located at the Birch Grove Garden Centre in Pinchbeck. Other points of interest include the Gordon Boswell Romany Museum, which is located in the southern part of the town. Other landmarks you and your family might want to check out during your visit to Spalding, are the various parish churches surrounding the town. The various parish churches include the St. Paul's church, which is located at Fulney on the eastern part of the town, and it was designed by the famous Sir George Gilbert Scott, who is the designer of the St. Pancras Station in London.
Other points of interest for the vacationer include the various supermarkets and shopping centers that are located throughout the town, as well as various co-ops and food halls. Other points of interest include various fitness centers, which allow you to keep in good shape, even during your vacation, and help you maintain your health. There is also an arts center that is located in Market Place, and has various concerts by both local and international bands held there - both famous and less famous, as well as theater productions and film viewings.
Spalding is also famous for being the place in which the first barcode was used - in the local Key Markets, back in the year 1979.
Spalding is also famous for its combined gas and turbine power stations, which are operated by Intergen, and were built where the British Sugar once stood - near West Marsh Road in Bechtel, back in 2004. Spalding offers various modes of transportation, which include the Lincoln Central - Peterborough railway line, which is operated by the East Midlands Trains, but offers irregular service and only during light hours.
The train stations are closed on Sunday - the day of rest. But the trains offer people easy transport to various locations, such as Peterborough, which makes it an ideal location for people who want to get the most out of their vacation, without risking boredom or seeing things they don't like.
The railway stations also make it easy to reach Spalding, so you don't have to worry about renting a car and driving it around, finding fuel and finding parking spaces. You just need to take a train from your home, and you'll reach Spalding in a hurry.