Visitor Centre

Interpretation Panels
Laxton Sykes


The web site is intended to give a quick flavour of the village but cannot give the feel of how an open field working village looked and felt.

  • Leaflets available in the Visitor Centre give three suggested walks around the open fields all of varying length and the booklet gives an explanation in words and pictures of village life and how the system operates.

  • There are 9 recently renewed information boards around the village and open fields and also one for the Motte and Bailey Castle.

  •  No trip to the village would be complete without a repast at the Dovecote Inn and there are various Bed and Breakfast accommodations available.

  •  The centre is run by the village and relies entirely on voluntary donations for its income.

In 2013 the community of Lexington near Boston Massachusetts, celebrated its 300th anniversary. To mark this occasion there were many celebrations, among which a package of gifts was sent to Laxton, after which Lexington was named. Keith and Jean Morton of Laxton visited soon after with a selection of gifts from Laxton.

Lexington's gifts are displayed in a cabinet on the wall of the Visitor Centre.


The Centre is open daily from dawn to dusk and is available to book for your Meeting / AGM / informal
gathering. Please click on the following link or telephone
The Dovecote Inn on 01777 871586.