The Heart of Lincolnshire
Countryside and towns south of Lincoln

Find heritage, beauty, and a year of events in North Kesteven.

Cyclists in North Kesteven

The Heart of Lincolnshire
Countryside and towns south of Lincoln

Find heritage, beauty, and a year of events in North Kesteven.

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The Heart of Lincolnshire

Nestling south of Lincoln lies North Kesteven, the Heart of Lincolnshire: a place brimming with history, heritage and great places to visit, whatever your age.

North Kesteven is home to three operational RAF stations and has a rich aviation heritage which can be explored using the free Airfield Trail.

Overlooking Lincoln Cathedral is the iconic International Bomber Command Centre Memorial standing as a point of recognition, remembrance and reconciliation.

If you’re feeling more energetic, take advantage of the hirebike scheme and explore Witham Valley Country Park, linking a number of green spaces across the City of Lincoln and North Kesteven.

It provides great places to relax and unwind in beautiful, unspoilt countryside.  On the way you'll find Whisby Nature Park with miles of way-marked walks as well as a visitor centre, café and outdoor adventure play area.

The Heart of Lincolnshire is criss-crossed with over 135 miles of way-marked Stepping Out Walks, showcasing the hidden gems from the Knights Templar to poignant former airfields. The walks are complimented by stunning artworks scattered across the landscape enhancing your walk.

A 30 minute drive brings you to the traditional market town of Sleaford. Its striking architecture is testament to the prosperity brought to the town by the Sleaford Navigation Company.

Sleaford boasts a wealth of history and heritage including Cogglesford Watermill, a working watermill, and beautiful Church of St Denys whose stone broach spire is one of the earliest of its kind in England. 

Find out more on the 'Heart of Lincolnshire' website or in the visitor guide. You can order a guide for free, including postage, on the Visit Lincoln shop.

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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Aviation Trail

Aviation Trail

Lincoln has a rich aviation heritage stretching from the UK's early aviation history through to the present day. Explore this hidden side of Lincoln with the Aviation Trail.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cogglesford Watermill

Cogglesford Watermill

Dating back to Saxon times, Cogglesford Watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff's watermill still in operation in England.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Real Bread: the Healthy Options

April 26, 2017
9:30am to 5:30pm
Manor House Stables
Real Bread: the Healthy Options

Spend a day at Manor House Stables for a healthy eating course where you will make delicious breads using unusual flours.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Make a Green Man

May 7, 2017
10:30am to 4:00pm
Manor House Stables
Make a Green Man

Spend a day at Manor House Stables to learn how to make a ceramic Green Man plaque using stoneware clay.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

National Mills Weekend

May 14, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Cogglesford Watermill
National Mills Weekend

FREE

See Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford in action as it joins in with a national celebration of mills.

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Places To Stay
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Lincoln Suburbs

Beau Vista

Beau Vista

NEW PROPERTY: Stunning, elevated, self-catering holiday retreat for six people located in the pretty village of Canwick, just one mile from Lincoln city centre.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bentley Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa

Bentley Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bentley Hotel is Lincoln's only hotel with a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Branston Hall Hotel

Branston Hall Hotel

Dating back to 1885, Branston Hall Hotel and Spa is a fine 53 bedroom country house Hotel in the heart of Lincolnshire situated three miles south of beautiful city of Lincoln in 88 acres of stunning parkland and lakes.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Chapel Guesthouse

Chapel Guesthouse

Beautiful bed & breakfast in a renovated chapel in the picturesque village of Brantson, near Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Doddington Hall Holiday Cottages

Doddington Hall Holiday Cottages

Stay at Doddington Hall in one of the estate's historic but beautifully renovated holiday cottages.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Hilltop Farm Holidays

Hilltop Farm Holidays

Hilltop Farm offers two options for an idyllic escape to the country, south of Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Manor House Stables

Manor House Stables

Enjoy a holiday in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, less than half an hour's drive from historic Lincoln, and stay in these beautifully restored, award-winning 18th century stables.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Old Chandlery Apartments

Old Chandlery Apartments

A home from home overnight experience close to Swinderby train station, ten miles from Lincoln: a cross between a B&B and apartment with each room including breakfast and a kitchenette.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy a warm welcome to the rural village of Brant Broughton at a historic B&B just a half hour drive from Lincoln.

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