Sign up for email inspiration, tips and news for your next visit to Lincoln

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.

Doddington Hall
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.

Things To Do
View List View Map

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Doddington Hall Farm Shop

Doddington Hall Farm Shop

The Farm Shop and Deli at Doddington Hall is filled with delicious local produce, beautiful gifts and elegant small household items.

Find out more

11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Hill Holt Wood

Hill Holt Wood

A beautiful 34-acre woodland open daily 'til sunset boasting a wide variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers, with several well-marked walks around the site.

Find out more

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre

A memorial spire, walls, peace gardens, and visitor centre that mark the service and sacrifice of World War II aircrew, ground crew and support staff that lost their lives whilst serving with Bomber Command.

Find out more

What's On
View List View Map

11-20 miles from Lincoln

50 Years of Children’s Books

May 4; 2019 to July 7; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The National Centre for Craft and Design
50 Years of Children’s Books

FREE

An exhibition celebrating illustrator Quentin Blake’s 50-year partnership with author John Yeoman, at the National Centre for Craft & Design.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

May 30; 2019
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Nocton
British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Around 250 champion ploughmen and women from all over Britain compete in Lincolnshire over a two-day country festival.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

It’s a Knockout

July 7; 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Washingborough Community Centre
It’s a Knockout

A whirlwind day of fun inspired by the famous TV game show, featuring wacky challenges, giant inflatables and water pools aplenty - raising funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Find out more

Places To Stay
View List View Map

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Carnforth Guesthouse

Carnforth Guesthouse

Valerie and John welcome you to their house, a place to stay for business or pleasure less than five miles from Lincoln.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Chapel Guesthouse

Chapel Guesthouse

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

Find out more

Lincoln Suburbs, Villages & Countryside

Country House Hotel Washingborough Hall

Country House Hotel Washingborough Hall

This welcoming, boutique hotel is a beautiful early Georgian House, set in three acres of mature garden and woodland in the heart of Washingborough village, just over 2 miles east from the historic city of Lincoln.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Doddington Hall Holiday Cottages

Doddington Hall Holiday Cottages

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

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Eagles Guest House

Eagles Guest House

Bed and breakfast located in North Hykeham, ideal for family or business visitors in Lincoln.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Lut’s B&B

Lut’s B&B

Renovated, listed farmhouse B&B surrounded by beautiful countryside yet a short journey from the historic city of Lincoln.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Mere Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Mere Cottage Bed and Breakfast

A home-from-home delight in a beautifully restored detached house originally dating from 1740 in a central village location close to Lincoln.

Find out more

3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Oakloft

Oakloft

A peaceful, countryside retreat set in the grounds of Redhouse Farm B&B - only 2 miles from the edge of historic Lincoln.

Find out more

Places To Stay

Check Availability


We'll help you to find the best available rates, comparing LateRooms, Booking.com and more...

Areas of Lincoln

Sponsored by

​The Local Authority for the District of North Kesteven, found west and south of the City of Lincoln. North Kesteven District Council serves more than 100 flourishing communities.

Don’t want to miss a thing?

Subscribe for tips and advice on our newsletter

Sign Up