The Deepings

The Deepings

The Deepings

The Deepings

The Deepings

The Deepings

Discover Market Deeping and the Deepings

The Deepings is the collective name given to a delightful group of historic villages in South Kesteven comprising Market Deeping, Deeping St James, Deeping Gate, West Deeping and Deeping St Nicholas.

With a history dating back beyond the Bronze Age, the charming town of Market Deeping stands proudly on the River Welland, to the east of Stamford.
Today the town is thriving with regular markets, a varied and busy high street in an attractive historic setting and is home to the ever-growing bi-annual Deepings Literary Festival which attracts many of the greats from the literary world.

A rich heritage

The Deepings owes its architecture and character to the merchant wealth flowing from the ancient River Welland and the former Deepings to Stamford canal, with its towpath perfect for walking and cycling. A walk down the glorious Georgian Church Street is a must, stopping off at the 13th Century St Guthlac’s church built by Margaret Beaufort – the mother of Henry VII – which retains many Anglo Saxon features and has two sun dials.

Among the other gems to be found in the Deepings is the magnificent Priory Church in Deeping St James, originally a Benedictine priory which dates back to 1139. And just around the corner is the tiny market cross lock up of 1819, capable of housing three criminals.

Places to eat and shop

Visitors will find plenty of places to eat in Market Deeping, including The Bull and The Deeping Stage in the Market Place – both historic coaching inns having been formally on the main road to Lincoln. There’s also an award-winning fish and chip shop, restaurants, charming tea rooms and cafes. And for the shoppers, there’s a selection of boutiques and independent shops to entertain, including the irresistible Market Deeping Antiques and Craft Centre.

Discover the great outdoors

Water remains the attraction at Deepings Lakes, a 160-acre Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Deeping St James – a perfect spot for walking and bird watching. And with animals in mind, visitors can enjoy the lakeside setting which is Misty Meadows Alpacas, offering the opportunity to meet and walk with alpacas.

In the meantime, there is much event fun to be had in the river. The annual Raft Race in August and Duck Race in September give the river a new lease of life with the community coming together to celebrate these popular annual events.

Discover more of South Kesteven

And while you’re here, visit our other historic market towns of Stamford, Grantham and Bourne.

Explore our beautiful locations in The Deepings

Bluebell Inn exterior

The Bluebell Inn

Come to The Bluebell Inn for a night or two away and discover the beautiful local countryside. Our newly completed ...
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Other Accommodation in this area

Non-members of Discover South Kesteven

 

Hotels

St Nicholas House Hotel

Main Road
Deeping St Nicholas
PE11 3HA

01775 630366

The Deeping Stage Hotel

16 Market Place
Market Deeping
PE6 8EA

01778 343234

B&Bs

Taku B&B

1 Manor Way
Langtoft
PE6 9ND

01778 347317

Barn Lodge

37A King Street
West Deeping
PE6 8HP

01778 343538

Caudle House B&B

43 High St
Market Deeping
PE6 8EB

01778 347595

Delamere Farm

Pasture Lane
Northborough
PE6 9BP

07715 468500

Halfleet Grove Guesthouse

44 Halfleet
Market Deeping
PE6 8DB

01778 343600

West Barn

4 Clare Court
Helpston
PE6 7EQ

01733 253176

 

Caravan & Camping

Keal Lodge Caravan Park

Back Lane
Deeping St James
PE6 8RT

01778 346946

The Deepings Caravan Park

Town Gate East
Market Deeping
PE6 8LQ

01778 344335

Bluebell Inn exterior

The Bluebell Inn

A real village pub with rooms, privately owned, where you'll find a great range of good cask beers, affordable wine, ...
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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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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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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 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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Explore our beautiful locations in The Deepings

Bluebell Inn exterior

The Bluebell Inn

Come to The Bluebell Inn for a night or two away and discover the beautiful local countryside. Our newly completed ...
Read More

Other Accommodation in this area

Non-members of Discover South Kesteven

 

Hotels

St Nicholas House Hotel

Main Road
Deeping St Nicholas
PE11 3HA

01775 630366

The Deeping Stage Hotel

16 Market Place
Market Deeping
PE6 8EA

01778 343234

B&Bs

Taku B&B

1 Manor Way
Langtoft
PE6 9ND

01778 347317

Barn Lodge

37A King Street
West Deeping
PE6 8HP

01778 343538

Caudle House B&B

43 High St
Market Deeping
PE6 8EB

01778 347595

Delamere Farm

Pasture Lane
Northborough
PE6 9BP

07715 468500

Halfleet Grove Guesthouse

44 Halfleet
Market Deeping
PE6 8DB

01778 343600

West Barn

4 Clare Court
Helpston
PE6 7EQ

01733 253176

Caravan & Camping

Keal Lodge Caravan Park

Back Lane
Deeping St James
PE6 8RT

01778 346946

The Deepings Caravan Park

Town Gate East
Market Deeping
PE6 8LQ

01778 344335

Bluebell Inn exterior

The Bluebell Inn

A real village pub with rooms, privately owned, where you'll find a great range of good cask beers, affordable wine, ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Thorney Abbey

Thorney Abbey

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

More information coming soon

Listings being added shortly…
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