Nestling on the hillside at the northern edge of the Wolds, at almost the highest point in Lincolnshire, Caistor is notable for its Georgian buildings but dates back to as early as Roman times.

The town is popular with walkers with the Viking Way running through the town. The Civic Society also organise regular walks giving visitors a peek into the fascinating history and interesting stories that can be found around this lovely town.

Markets are held on Saturdays in the historic market place and has 56 listed buildings in the town centre. You can also find many places to eat as well as places of interest including Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre, a renovated Methodist Chapel, where you can find detailed histories of the town, exhibitions and a café serving homemade food, hot and cold drinks and delicious cakes.

Nearby you can find the villages of Nettleton, with its Ironstone mining history, Claxby and Grasby with its lovely All Saints Church. There are also many fishing lakes to explore including Claxby Fishery, Wold View Fishery and Caistor Lakes Leisure Park.



Originally a hill fort for early Britons, Caistor was developed into a stronghold by the Romans, and named after the Latin “castra” meaning “camp”. The town was also a site of trade and was recorded as a Royal Mint from 970 to 1042.

Caistor was also involved in the 1536 Lincolnshire Rising, plus other notable disasters including the Plague in 1590 and a disastrous fire in 1681 that destroyed the town square.

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Food & Drink

You’ll find a nice selection of places to eat from light bites to afternoon tea.

You’ll find something to suit many tastes and budgets.

Weekly markets also take place every Saturday (8am to 2pm) in the Market Place.

There is also a monthly Street Food Market on the first Wednesday of the month showcasing an array of street foods of the world, as well as live music and selected local artisan foods and crafts.

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Find something unique when shopping in Caistor. 

From antiques and books to traditional sweets and soft furnishings. We are proud to have well-loved independent businesses in our town ready to give you a warm welcome.

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Places to Stay

Caistor is the ideal base to explore the Lincolnshire Wolds and its charming market towns.

You’ll find stunning locations, exciting adventure, fabulous food and the peaceful beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside.

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