Find Us

Find Us

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.

Where we are and how to get to South Kesteven

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.

By sea

The sea ports of Hull and Harwich on the eastern coastline all link up to the road and rail networks leading directly to Lincolnshire.

Stamford Coach Parking

Stamford offers a warm welcome to visiting coach parties. Free 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 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.

By air

East Midlands Airport is only 35 miles from Grantham. Birmingham, Stansted and Luton international airports are within two hours travel.

Car Parking

For live real time updates of all the parking available across our four market towns, please click the links below to be taken to Parkopedia.

Grantham           Stamford           Bourne           The Deepings




The Deepings

Getting around


You can plan your bus journeys by clicking here.


East Midlands Waterways
Telephone: 0303 0404 040
Mon-Fri 10am-12pm


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.


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

More information on public transport and accessible transport can be found on Lincolnshire County Council’s website.