Discover our Heritage

Burghley House


One of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England, with eighteen treasure-filled state rooms boasting a world-renowned collection of tapestries, porcelain and paintings. Sculpture garden, garden of surprises and deer park. Open March to October. 01780 752451

Belton House

Grantham (National Trust)

3 miles north of Grantham A Restoration country house with 25 rooms open to the public. 1300 acre landscaped park, formal gardens, woodland adventureplayground, wildlife discovery centre and much more. Open early  March to October including Bank Holidays, House closed Monday & Tuesday.

Tel: 01476 566116

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir, 7 miles east of Grantham off the A607

A romantic 19th century turreted castle set high on a hill, home to the Duke of Rutland. State rooms, art treasures, formal gardens, Royal Lancers Museum, jousting, re-enactments and family events held regularly.

House and Gardens open all bank holidays. Monday & Tuesday in July & September schools & coaches only.  Gardens open only Easter until end of September.

House also open August (except Friday & Saturday)

01476 870262

Harlaxton Manor

Harlaxton, Nr Grantham

An imposing architectural masterpiece built in the 1830s, now a private residential college. Guided house tours for groups by appointment.

For house and grounds open days call 01476 403000

Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe, Nr Grantham

Issac Newton was born at Woolsthorpe Manor and lived there until he went to the grammar school at Grantham but returned throughout his life. He returned from Cambridge during the Plague Years of 1665-1667 and made advances in mathematics, optics and mechanics.

Newton was born in the bedroom of Woolsthorpe Manor on Christmas Day 1642. His illiteracy is one of the few things known about him.

You can explore the house, gardens and there is a visitor and science centre.

Easton Walled Gardens

Easton, Nr Grantham;

South of Grantham, just off the A1 Easton Walled Gardens on the B6403 Lincolnshire Visitor Attraction of the year.

Set in a delightful 12 acre valley, this 400-year-old garden has walks, drifts of bulbs, meadow borders, auricular theatres, a cottage garden, a stone bridge crossing the River Witham and a turf maze together with tearooms and a shop that stocks seasonal gardening gifts.

01476 530063

Grimsthorpe Castle

Nr. Bourne, PE10 0LY

Built in 1540 for a visit by Henry VIII. State rooms with collections, tapestries and paintings. 3000 acres of landscaped parkland, gardens, adventure playground, cycle trail and hire shop. Open April to September – Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Sunday to Thursday June to September).

Tel: 01778 591205

Stamford’s Historic Buildings and Churches

We have over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems and the 12th century ruins St Leonard’s Pop into the Stamford Tourist Information and purchase a copy of the Stamford Jarrold’s Guide, which has a wonderful self guided tour!

Boothby Pagnell Manor

Nr Grantham

This historically important Norman manor is just five miles from Grantham on the B1176. Four main rooms can be viewed by appointment only. 01476 585374

Aviation Heritage

South West Lincolnshire resonates with airborne heritage from WW1 to WW2 and the Cold War. Our Heritage of Flight brochure lists airfields buzzing with allied aircraft involved in D-Day and Operation Market Garden plus St Vincents as Bomber Command HQ for the Dambusters Raid and American allied co-ordination in 1944 – and the shrine to airborne forces that is St Vincent’s Church in Caythorpe.

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Here in South West Lincolnshire, the district council supports a major festival each September, taking turns between Stamford & Grantham. In Grantham, the Gravity Fields Science and Arts Festival is a unique festival creatively exploring the physical sciences through science, arts and heritage events and celebrates the area’s close links with one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Sir Isaac Newton. In Stamford, the Georgian Festival is packed full of Street theatre, colourful markets, celebrity speakers, Georgian science and carriage rides, outdoor entertainment and a celebration of the Stamford Bull Run- a weekend not to be missed!