Discover living in Gainsborough: A great quality of life in an up-and-coming town!

The Gainsborough area offers a diverse and affordable range of places to live, from riverside warehouse apartments through modern estates of executive housing to village life.

The town intends to grow significantly through investment, by restoring the historic fabric of the market place and town centre, and refurbishing flats over shops. With a high-performing Grammar School, easy access to top universities and varying employment opportunities, it is the ideal location to bring up a family.

Local employers also offer a wide range of opportunities for people with higher level skills – see West Lindsey District Council’s latest publication below:

Whilst living in the town you can still enjoy a rural quality of life with the countryside just minutes away.
The town’s proximity to nearby towns such as Sheffield and the City of Lincoln provides exciting education, employment and leisure opportunities.

Marshall’s Yard shopping centre offers a great day out; and if golf is your passion, Thonock Park is an exquisite 18-hole golf course perfect for a relaxed evening round. Gainsborough is renowned as one of Europe’s most significant golfing destinations, with Ping Europe Ltd based in the town.

There are also plenty of options if you like to keep fit. The West Lindsey Leisure Centre offers state-of-the-art equipment for all fitness needs. And the town’s picturesque surroundings, including the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , offer the ideal setting for walking or cycling.

In the near future, a four-screen cinema is also planned for the town centre.

Gainsborough Lea Road Railway Station provides a regular service to Lincoln, Sheffield and Doncaster. (East Coast Mainline) where you can connect to many big cities across the UK. Find out more here.

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Surround yourself in history in Gainsborough's meritorious historic environment: From one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England to the industrial architecture of the historic heart of the town.


Gainsborough is a centre of excellence for golf, hosting both Ping and an exquisite 18-hole golf course, perfect for a relaxed evening round.


Gainsborough has homes to suit all tastes, from opulent luxury to chic market town living. As one of the country's affordable areas for housing, you won't have to break the bank.
Enjoy riverside living thanks to Gainsborough's unique historic configuration; giving residents the ability to opt for high-quality urban living while experiencing the surrounding natural environment.
Want an escape to the country? Gainsborough's countryside has desirable medieval villages, well integrated with this historic market town.

Food & Drink

Fancy a caffeine hit? Gainsborough has both the major coffee chains and small independent cafés, all of which offer a range of artisan coffee to get your morning going.
Fresh Lincolnshire produce abounds in Gainsborough and can be purchased at the weekly Gainsborough town centre market or the monthly Farmers' and Craft Market both found in the Market Place.

Green Gainsborough

Enjoy the vast walking and cycling opportunities especially in the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and along the river, canal and coast.
Gainsborough is only 45 minutes to the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by quaint historic market towns.