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Nestling south of Lincoln lies North Kesteven, the Heart of Lincolnshire: a place brimming with history, heritage & great places to visit. Home to three operational RAF stations, North Kesteven 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 & reconciliation.

If you’re feeling more energetic, take advantage of the hirebike scheme & explore Witham Valley Country Park, linking a number of green spaces across the City of Lincoln & North Kesteven. It provides great places to relax & unwind in beautiful, unspoilt countryside. On the way you'll find Whisby Nature Park with miles of walks as well as a visitor centre, café & adventure play areas.

Our Stepping Out Walks offers 135 miles of way-marked walks, showcasing the hidden gems from the Knights Templar to poignant former airfields. The walks are also complimented by 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. The town also boasts a wealth of history & heritage including Cogglesford Watermill, a working watermill, & beautiful Church of St Denys whose stone broach spire is one of the earliest of its kind in England.

What's on Offer

Places to Visit

Cogglesford Mill, Sleaford
Navigation House, Sleaford
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, North Rauceby
Welbourn Forge
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
The Natural World Centre and Little Darters Wildlife Adventure Area & Otter's Reach Indoor Adventure, Whisby
The Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham
Find out more at http://www.heartoflincs.com


The district offers a vast amount of places to shop, from beautiful garden centres and intimate family-run businesses, to award-winning butchers and farm shops.

Find out more at http://www.heartoflincs.com/site/shopping#productlist=/site/shopping


North Kesteven offers a wide choice of places to stay to suit all tastes and pockets. Whether you want the friendly charm of a bed and breakfast, a village inn full of character or the facilities of a well-appointed hotel, you can be sure of a warm welcome and Lincolnshire hospitality.

Pretty stone cottages offer the freedom of a self catering holiday and secluded caravan and camping sites are tucked away in leafy countryside.

Find out more at http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/content/places-stay

Getting There


Use the A15 and A17 routes pass directly through North Kesteven, linking up with the A1.


East Coast website - http://www.eastcoast.co.uk
London Midland website - http://www.londonmidland.com
National Rail website - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk


Humberside Airport
Humberside Airport is on the A18, located three miles from Junction 5 on the M180

Robin Hood Airport
Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, Sheffield
Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire and Humber region and close to the major cities of Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, York and Lincoln.

East Midlands Airport
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