Places to Visit

Places to Visit

So much to see and do

For culture vultures or family fun seekers – where better to enjoy time out and about than in South Kesteven. Famous treasure houses such as Burghley House, Belton House and Grimsthorpe Castle will truly amaze you – and you’ll find England’s largest woodland adventure playground too! The home of Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe Manor, has a superb science discovery centre too, for all ages to enjoy. Museums abound for all interests from motor racing and haute couture, to the Dam Busters and famous faces.

For fresh air, there are fabulous open gardens to enjoy, you can walk with alpacas or glide along the Grantham Canal by barge. Sculpture trails, a Garden of Surprises, lakeside walks, carriage rides and England’s oldest oak tree with 40’ girth – so much choice, that you’ll want to return time and again.

Click here to view our Explore South Kesteven brochure.

Belton House topiary

Belton House

Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being ...
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J&J Alpacas wool and alpacas

JandJ Alpacas

Come and visit us here at JandJ Alpacas - situated between Newark and Grantham, 3 miles off the A1. We ...
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Easton Walled Gardens yew tree avenue

Easton Walled Gardens

450 years ago, Easton Walled Gardens was owned by the Cholmeley family and enclosed by a stone wall. It still ...
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Blue Owl Art Gallery

Blue Owl Art is a partnership between Jette Rasmussen and Belinda Thomas, both BA (Hons) Fine Art from University of ...
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Grantham Canal - The Three Shires Tripboat

Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal towpath offers visitors a delightful 33 mile meander through the Vale of Belvoir. Opening in 1797, the ...
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The 282@ spire of this medeival parish Church - a major attraction in Grantham

St Wulfram’s Church

The parish church of St Wulfram is a noble building, one of the largest medieval churches in the country, seating ...
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Grantham visitor signpost

Grantham Civic Society

Grantham Civic Society's motto is 'Preserve the good in the old and encourage the good in the new'. We provide ...
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ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch is a very large, Italianate Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Grantham. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, ...
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St Johns Colstwerworth Church and churchyard

St John the Baptist Church

Explore the history of this Grade 1 church dating from the 11th Century and one of the oldest churches in ...
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Willoughby Memorial Gallery P1

The Willoughby Memorial Trust Art Gallery

A late 17th Century Grammar School converted into an art gallery and library. The Gallery holds a series of exhibitions ...
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DK Carriage Horses

DK Carriage Horses

Join us for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the beautiful Vale of Belvoir - a well-kept secret and area of ...
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South Kesteven Cycling

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire

Hire a bike for the whole family in Grantham's Wyndham Park for access to the riverside trail, and to Belton ...
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St Lawrence Sedgebrook at night

St Lawrence Church, Sedgebrook

A particularly fine 12th-15th century Grade I listed church. It is the final resting place of the Upright Judge, Sir ...
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Grantham Museum best exterior

Grantham Museum

For a modest Lincolnshire town, Grantham packs quite a punch with its prodigal sons and daughters: both the 17th century ...
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Stoke Rochford Golf Club

Stoke Rochford Golf Club

Stoke Rochford Golf Club lies 6 miles south of Grantham and is accessed from the A1 North bound. This Lincolnshire ...
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Burghley House - Bow Room


Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, was built and mostly designed by William ...
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Nene Valley Railway steam train

Nene Valley Railway

Enjoy the romance of steam for 7.5 miles along the picturesque Nene Valley. Our 5 Stations will take you from ...
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Stamford's finest antiques centre with extensive stalls, free parking, central location.

St. Martin’s Antiques Centre

Situated in the gorgeous Lincolnshire market town of Stamford, St. Martin's Antique Centre is the only unmatched emporium to delight ...
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Stamford Shakespeare Company

Throughout the summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays. 2020 season features William Shakespeare’s Romeo and ...
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Browne's Hospital

Browne’s Hospital & Museum

The Hospital or almshouse was founded by William Browne, a rich wool merchant of Stamford, and built in 1475. The ...
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Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours Welcome to Stamford Sign

Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

Join us on a 90 minute guided walking tour around the beautiful, unspoiled town of Stamford. See the sights, discover ...
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All Saints, Easton on the Hill

Easton Labyrinth & Peace Garden

Easton Labyrinth and Peace Garden is an innovative place of peace, contemplation and reflection for everyone. Situated within the award-winning ...
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Fineshade Wood

Located north of Corby, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next family adventure. Whether you want to have ...
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Burghley horse trials jump

Burghley Horse Trials

The world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. A key event towards ...
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Stamford view

Blue Badge Tour Guide – Jill Collinge

Jill has been guiding for over 25 years having qualified as Blue Badge Tour Guide for Lincolnshire & Rutland and ...
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Priest's House exterior

The Priest’s House (National Trust)

Two miles from Stamford, this interesting 15th Century National Trust building contains a museum of local bygones and an extensive ...
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Bourne heritage centre

Bourne Heritage Centre & Baldocks Mill

Bourne Heritage Centre is just 200 metres from the Market Place, in the market town of Bourne. The building was ...
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Delaine Bus Museum (1)

Delaine Bus Museum

Delaine Buses of Bourne is one of England's oldest independent bus operators, dating back to 1890 with their horse drawn ...
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Grimsthorpe exterior

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle sits amongst rolling Lincolnshire countryside surrounded by gardens, extensive historic woodland and a 50-acre lake. Descendants of the ...
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Bourne Abbey Church exterior

Bourne Abbey Church

Bourne Abbey Church is the only Grade 1 listed building in Bourne. Originally a place of worship for both the ...
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Bourne Wood

Located near the town of Bourne, Bourne Wood is a quiet ancient woodland with a mixture of broad leaf and ...
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Bowthorpe Oak in summer

Bowthorpe Park Farm

Set in the picturesque south Lincolnshire landscape lives one of the UK's greatest trees, The Bowthorpe Oak. Rooted in a ...
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Deepings Library exterior

Deepings Community Library

A Community Library and Information Centre based in an historic Georgian building in the heart of the Deepings. Mainly run ...
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Thorney Museum fun day

Thorney Heritage Museum

Our independent volunteer-run museum shows the history of our village and parish. A former island in the Fen, it became ...
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Misty Meadows Alpacas

Set in an idyllic, quiet lakeside setting in the village of Maxey, Misty Meadows offers the perfect alpaca experience. By ...
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Thorney Abbey

Thorney Abbey

Thorney Abbey is a vibrant parish church which welcomes visitors and which is part of a 12th century Benedictine abbey, ...
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John Clare Cottage

John Clare Cottage Museum

Tucked away between Stamford and Market Deeping lies the village of Helpston, the home of the renowned poet John Clare ...
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Priory Church, Deeping St James

Deeping St. James Priory Church

Founded as a Benedictine Priory in 1139, this fine large church has what Pevsner describes as an 'outstanding' seven bay ...
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Visitor Information


Guildhall Arts Centre,
St Peter’s Hill,
Grantham, NG31 6PZ
Open: Monday – Friday 9.30am to 5pm,
Saturday 9.30am – 2pm
01476 406166

Click here to download a map of Grantham’s town centre.

Visitor Information Points:

1st floor at Downtown Garden Centre at A1, Grantham

The Visitor Centre, Wyndham Park, Hill Avenue, Grantham


Stamford Arts Centre
27 St Mary’s Street,
Stamford, PE9 2DL
Open: Monday to Saturday
9.30pm – 5pm
01780 755611

Click here to download a map of Stamford’s town centre.

Visitor Information Point in:

The Deepings Community Library, Market Deeping