Lincolnshire Districts

Lincolnshire is a large county in the East Midlands and is divided into 7 districts councils, East Lindsey, West Lindsey, Lincoln City, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, Boston Borough, and South Holland. There are also 2 unitary authorities North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.

East Lindsey is a large rural district, including the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, market towns and the east coast that runs from just below Cleethorpes down to Skegness. The main coastal resorts are Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Chapel St Leonards, Ingoldmells and Skegness. There are also coastal nature reserves at Saltfleetby and Gibraltar Point.

Louth and Horncastle are both market towns with their own distinct character. Woodhall Spa is a large village, which was a spa in the Edwardian era.

If you want to find out more about the Lincolnshire Wolds and East Lindsey check out the website Love Lincolnshire Wolds For more information about the Lincolnshire coast take a look at Visit Lincs Coast

West Lindsey is a rural district north of Lincoln, the 2 main towns are Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Discover Gainsborough website will tell you about the great shopping and history of Gainsborough.

Lincoln City Council is a small district encompassing the city of Lincoln. Lincoln has a castle, cathedral, museums, art gallery and a University. There is great shopping, places to eat and entertainment. To find out more about what is happening in Lincoln on the Visit Lincoln website.

North Kesteven runs from the south of Lincoln city down to the market town of Sleaford. To find out more about North Kesteven visit the website Heart of Lincs

South Kesteven covers part of the south of the county, towns include Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping. To find out more about South Kesteven visit Discover South Kesteven website.

Boston Borough Council is a small district between East Lindsey and South Holland, the market town Boston is full of history, as in medieval times it was the second largest port in the country second only to London. There are also historic connections with the founding fathers of America. If you are interested in wildlife, there are 2 RSPB nature reserves at Frampton Marsh and Frieston Shore. The website Visit Boston UK has lots of information about Boston and the surrounding area.

South Holland is in the south of the county and borders Norfolk and Peterborough. The main town is the market town of Spalding. Spalding was famous for the tulip parade that used to see floats covered in tulips going through the town, the last parade was in 2013. 

North East Lincolnshire coastal town of Cleethorpes, Grimsby with its fishing heritage Discover NEL website

North Lincolnshire For more information of things to do have a look at Visit North Lincolnshire website

Lincolnshire Towns and Villages

Coningsby and Tattershall are 2 villages very close to each other.  Coningsby is famous for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at RAF Coningsby.  Tattershall has a moated castle, which is a National Trust property.

Boston is a market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens, with a varied history and links to America.  St Botolph’s church or The Stump as it is known can be seen for miles around, rising from the flat fenlands. There are weekly markets on a Wednesday and a Saturday.



Horncastle is a small market town at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, it is best known for having many antique shops.

Lincoln has a cathedral, castle, and University, it also has various museums and many shops.



Market Rasen






Woodhall Spa is a village near Horncastle with many independent and interesting shops and places of interest like The Kinema in the Woods, Jubilee Park and the Petwood Hotel.