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As the southern inland gateway to Lincolnshire, South Kesteven is a large district of beautiful countryside, bursting with history and heritage.

The rural county of Rutland and the historic shires of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire border onto South Kesteven – making the district a perfect touring base for Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

With the close proximity of the A1 to Stamford and Grantham and the main rail line station at Grantham, travel to South Kesteven is easy.

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The best way to find our market towns

By road

The A1 main trunk road from London to Edinburgh passes close to Stamford and Grantham. From the M1, leave at junction 25 and take the A52 from Derby to Grantham or leave at junction 21 and take the A46/607 from Leicester via Melton to Grantham.

Stamford is approximately 20 miles south of Grantham via the A1.

Car Parking

For information of all the parking available across our four market towns, please click the links below to be taken to RingGo.

Stamford Coach Parking

Stamford offers a warm welcome to visiting coach parties. Parking is available at the town’s bus station on St Peter’s Hill (PE9 2PE). If this site is full drivers should use the Empingham Road site (PE9 2SX)

By air

East Midlands Airport is less than an hour from Grantham. Birmingham, Stansted and Luton international airports are within two hours travel.

By rail

Grantham is just over an hour direct from London’s Kings Cross, and 35 minutes direct from Nottingham. There is a connecting train from Peterborough or Leicester to Stamford, whilst Skegness is under two hours from Grantham by rail.

Getting around


You can plan your bus journeys by clicking here.


Sustrans – national cycle network
Parts of the National Cycle Network run through Lincolnshire including routes 12,15, 63 and 64. Click on the link above to access the network on a map.

Train information

East Midlands Trains
(Various stations across the district.)
Telephone: 0845 712 5678

(Grantham to London and Edinburgh)
Telephone: 0845 748 4950

Cross Country Trains
(Stamford to Birmingham and Stanstead Airport)
Telephone: 0844 811 0124

First Hull Trains
(Grantham to London and Edinburgh)
Telephone: 0345 071 0222