Posted: 04.02.20 at 14:16 by The Editor
A glossy 2020 Discover South Kesteven visitor guide has been launched to showcase the district.
The 64-page guide is the latest step in an ongoing campaign to put the district on the tourism map, attract visitors from far and wide and encourage local people to re-discover what’s on the doorstep.
Deepings highlights featured in the guide include St Guthlac's Church, Hopshackle Brewery, Market Deeping Antiques and Craft Centre, artist Nick Tearle and local eateries - to name just a few.
South Kesteven’s 3.4 million annual visitors now generate nearly £189m within the district economy, securing 2,700 jobs. The 2017-18 figures added an impressive extra £3m of spend compared to 2016-17.
“Few destinations in Lincolnshire offer such an exciting and diverse array of things to see and do as South Kesteven”, says Coun Rosemary Trollope-Bellew in her introduction to the guide as the council's Cabinet Member for Culture.
"We really do have an amazing district, one that continues to draw people from all over the country and all over the world.
“Our new visitor guide is an invaluable method of illustrating just what we have to offer, encouraging those who live here to discover what’s on their doorstep and attract those from further afield.”
The guide, produced by the visitor economy team within InvestSK, South Kesteven District Council’s economic growth company, has features on treasured homes and gardens - including Burghley House - South Kesteven's market towns and its cultural heritage from museums to churches.
SKDC’s Isaac Newton-inspired Gravity Fields Festival is showcased alongside film and TV locations.
There is also an update on The Explorers Road, opening up visitor attractions and accommodation either side of the A1 to the travel trade from Germany to America and New Zealand.
Culinary delights, old curiosity shops, local arts and crafts, parks and animal attractions also figure, with a directory of accommodation.
A digital version of the brochure, along with more information about the area, can be found by on the Discover South Kesteven website by clicking the red button below.