The perfect place to grow a business and bring up a family, it’s no surprise to us that South Kesteven is one of the top 50 best places to live in the UK according to the Halifax Quality of Life Survey. Rolling countryside and colourful big skies are a huge part of our appeal, especially to those who have grown weary of the smog and hectic pace of life in larger cities.


That said, South Kesteven is so exceptionally well placed (just over an hour from London by train from King’s Cross) that it’s entirely possible to continue earning a city salary while enjoying downtime in the rural heart of Lincolnshire.


In truth, once they’ve had a taste of the quality of life South Kesteven offers, it won’t be long before even the most hardened commuters are itching to trade in their season ticket for life in the country.


Excellent education and work opportunities in the region are enabling our young people to achieve their career aspirations here in their home district. House prices are such that becoming a home-owner is a realistic goal for the next generation, not a pipe dream.

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Discover South Kesteven

As much for locals as it is for visitors, our Discover South Kesteven website lists details of all attractions, accommodation, events and festivals happening across the district.


Our short film offers a snapshot of what’s on offer here: Discover South Kesteven

Here’s a taste of the variety of activities on offer in South Kesteven:

The place to grow your love of the great outdoors

  • Wild/open-water swimming
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding

The place to grow your passions

  • Equestrianism – Horse Trials at Burghley and Belton
  • Cycling – The Bourne CiCLE Festival (a major new professional cycle race)
  • Food
  • Literature and the arts
  • Open air cinema, live music
  • Local history and heritage
  • Golf
  • Theatre at Stamford Arts Centre and the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham – and a fantastic outdoor theatre at Tolethorpe with the Stamford Shakespeare Company in residence
  • Community-based amateur dramatics and choral societies

The place to grow your family

  • Indoor and outdoor multi activity venues
  • Soft play centres
  • Bowling alleys
  • Skate parks
  • Parks and playgrounds

The place to grow your health and wellbeing

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Muddy races, Park Runs and charity fun run events at Burghley and Belton House
  • Golf
  • Sacred spaces for worship and places for quiet contemplation
  • Opportunities to volunteer and get involved in vibrant local communities

The place to grow your community involvement

An incredible variety of special interest groups, clubs and societies are alive and kicking in South Kesteven. With countless village fetes and community events taking place in our four market towns and friendly villages, there are plenty of opportunities to play an active role in the local community and get involved in a whole host of events.

South Kesteven plays host to a number of internationally acclaimed events and festivals, attracting people from across the globe, including the Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham, Stamford Georgian Festival and two international Horse Trials at Burghley and Belton.

For those who prefer to be ‘busy doing nothing’, South Kesteven’s town centres – Grantham, Stamford, Market Deeping and Bourne – boast ancient hostelries and breweries, thriving independent coffee houses, cafés and restaurants and a wide range of shops and boutiques.

Come and discover South Kesteven for yourself.

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