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South Kesteven’s visitor economy is currently worth more than £170 billion a year – and growing. Easily accessible by road, rail and air, the district appeals to UK holidaymakers, overseas visitors and day trippers alike.

Each year, some 50 million people pass through South Kesteven travelling north and south along the A1, which lies to the west of the district, representing an enormous market of potential customers for South Kesteven’s shops, businesses and leisure activities.

More than tourism

Encompassing so much more than simply ‘tourism’, the district’s flourishing visitor economy includes spending by local residents, their guests and those visiting the area for pleasure or business.

As well as its four thriving market towns – Grantham, Stamford, Market Deeping and Bourne – the leisure industry benefits from the abundance of more than 80 rural communities peppered across the district.

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As part of the council’s ambitious plans for growth, InvestSK has developed a new visitor economy brand (Discover South Kesteven), website and promotional film to showcase the district’s leisure, culture and heritage to encourage more residents and visitors to explore what’s on offer locally.

Watch the Discover South Kesteven film at

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