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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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11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Welbourn Forge

Welbourn Forge

Traditional ironworking in a Victorian forge located in the heart of the village of Welbourn, dating back to 1864.

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln, 11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Water Rail Way Cycle Route

Water Rail Way Cycle Route

Take a walk or cycle ride along the Water Rail Way: a purpose built trail linking Lincoln to Boston with a range of artwork along the route.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Leadenham Polo Club

Leadenham Polo Club

One of the finest polo fields in the country offering lessons and competitions in polo.

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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.

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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.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Wheelwrights Cottage B&B

Wheelwrights Cottage B&B

Delightful country cottage B&B in the small hamlet of Haddington, 8 miles south of Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Clarke’s Farm B&B

Clarke’s Farm B&B

400 year old, Grade II listed building with all the charm you could expect from a historic farmhouse, situated in the village of Heighington, perfectly located for easy access to Lincoln and also for exploring the countryside.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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, 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.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Broadleaf House

Broadleaf House

A stunning, quality house designed by the owner, only four miles from Lincoln but surrounded by open countryside.

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