South Kesteven is home to approximately 140,000 people and as well as its four larger towns of Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings, the district is also made up of 365 square miles of beautiful countryside and more than 80 rural villages.
The A1 bisects the western half of the district offering easy access to both the north and south of the country. And with the East Coast Main Line stopping at Grantham we have regular direct trains to London, Leeds and York.
Around 6,000 businesses are based in the district and it is estimated that their combined gross value add (GVA) amounts to nearly £3bn a year. It’s a diverse local economy with well-established strengths in manufacturing, agriculture, design, technology and engineering and emerging strengths in financial services, the digital and creative sector, and advanced manufacturing.
South Kesteven is a great place to live. Our market towns offer a wide range of things to do and see. You’ll find quirky independent retailers alongside well known high street names, and each of our towns and villages has its strong sense of identity and local community. There are numerous heritage sites dotted throughout the area: Burghley House, Belton House, Grimsthorpe Castle and Woolsthorpe Manor – once home to Isaac Newton, whose connections to the local area have inspired the Gravity Fields festival. This festival of science, arts, heritage, music, drama and outdoor spectacular celebrate Newton’s legacy and takes place in and around Grantham every two years, alternating with the equally popular Stamford Georgian Festival. Both these events celebrate South Kesteven’s heritage alongside contemporary arts and events, each attracting thousands of visitors to take part.
Find out more:
· Discover South Kesteven
· Invest SK