Similar to other towns and villages in the county of Lincolnshire, Bottesford was also recorded in the Domesday Book as Budllesford and as a small farming village up to the 20th century. It has a few old landmarks such as the Lincolnshire Preceptories, which was owned by the Knights Templar in 1312.
Moreover, the town has an Anglican Parish Church dedicated to St. Peter ad Vincula, which is listed as a Grade I building due to its Early English styles and accent and cruciform. Other landmarks are the Bottesford Beck and Preceptory.
Bottesford also has amenities such as junior and secondary schools, library, medical center, civic hall, and sports hall.