For many years Spalding has been the capital of the local flower bulb industry, and has organised a famous parade of flowers.
The Welland flows through the centre of the town, with seven bridges. There are Georgian terraces and Dutch influenced houses on either side.
St. Mary and St. Nicholas Church is mainly Decorated, and has a fan traceried North porch.
Ayscoughfee Hall dates back to the 15th century, and is home to a fascinating museum, including a collection of British birds.
Among the ancient inns in Spalding are the White Horse and the 14th century White Hart.
The Spalding Gentlemen`s Society, for the study of scientific and literary subjects and the oldest antiquarian society in England, was founded in 1710, and also has a museum.
Springfields Gardens, on the edge of town, now include a shoppimg centre.
Frank Pick, the London Underground pioneer, was born at Spalding.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Spalding for groups.