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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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Sleaford Leisure Centre

Sleaford Leisure Centre

More than 30 group exercise classes every week from yoga to spinning, a state of the art gym, and fantastic 25m swimming pool on the waterfront in Sleaford.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Sleaford Riverside and Art Trails

Sleaford Riverside and Art Trails

Discover the fascinating heritage of Sleaford's historic riverside and town with self-guided trails.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Terry O’Toole Theatre

An intimate, 200 seat arts theatre in the Lincoln suburb of North Hykeham with a vibrant year-long programme of performing arts.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

North Kesteven Christmas Present Trails

December 1, 2018 to December 21, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
North Kesteven Christmas Present Trails

Take part in Christmas trails at three heritage venues south of Lincoln throughout December.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Festive Milling Day

December 9, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cogglesford Watermill
Festive Milling Day

FREE

See Sleaford's watermill decorated for Christmas and enjoy some festive treats as it rumbles into action for the last time in 2018.

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Places To Stay
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3-10 miles from Lincoln

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.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

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

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

Redhouse Farm B&B

Redhouse Farm B&B

Delightful converted stables overlooking pony paddocks and open countryside offering bed and breakfast near Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

The Stables

The Stables

Set in more than an acre of private gardens adjacent to Doddington Hall, The Stables offers a relaxing stay in the grounds of Doddington Old Rectory.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Windmill Farm

Windmill Farm

A modern, purpose built hotel, restaurant and function room with a distinctive roundhouse design, on the edge of the historic city of Lincoln.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Broadleaf Lodge

Broadleaf Lodge

A modern, countryside lodge just 4 miles from historic Lincoln - ideal for an outdoors break.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

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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