Bilsby is both a village and a parish only about 5 miles from the North Sea. Alford parish and town lies to the west, Huttoft parish to the east and Farlesthorpe to the south. The parish covers about 2,950 acres and includes the hamlets of Thurlby, which was a separate parish in ancient times, and Asserby.
The village is on rising ground, but a large part of the parish is Fenland. If you plan to visit:
By automobile, take the A1111 trunk road east out of Alford for just under one mile. The road passes through the north end of the village.