The Angel and Royal Hotel on the High Street was originally a court of King John.
The George Shopping Centre, a former coaching inn, mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby.
Sir Isaac Newton was the most famous pupil of Grantham’s Kings School. More recently, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was born in the town and Britain’s first policewoman served here. The original Guildhall was made up of three buildings- a Ballroom and Courtroom, a Governor’s Residence and a Jail. Now it houses a lively Arts Centre and the Tourist Information Centre. At the heart of Grantham is the parish church of St. Wulfram with its soaring 282ft. spire – one of the most important town churches in England. A Town Trail of Grantham is available together with guided walks giving an insight into by-gone days and local history. Grantham has an expanding and developing town centre, with many thriving shops, indoor shopping centres and a bustling Saturday street market. A prosperous Farmers’ Market is a feature on the second Saturday each month. During your stay you may like to visit Downtown Superstore with its own garden centre, cafes and Boundary Mill stores, near the A1.
Where to Visit – Grantham
Guildhall Arts Centre ,
Tourist Information Centre & Coffee Shop
St. Peter’s Hill Grantham.
Set in the heart of the town, this Victorian building can be identified by its magnificent clock tower, today it is a lively arts centre, with theatre, music and workshops taking place, together with a coffee shop and our tourist information centre. 01476 406158 www.guildhallartscentre.com
St. Wulframs’s Church Church St, Grantham
St. Wulfram’s has the highest spire of any medieval church in the country, a 14th century crypt and a chained library housed in the priest’s room.
Visitor centre now open in the north porch. 01476 561342 www.stwulframs.org.uk
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
Boothby Pagnell Manor
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
Belvoir Nr Grantham 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 www.belvoircastle.com
Harlaxton, Nr Grantham
An imposing architectural masterpiece built in the 1830s, now a private residential college. Guided house tours for groups by appointment.
House and grounds open to the public Sunday 11th August 2013. 01476 403000 www.harlaxton.ac.uk
Easton Walled Gardens
Easton, Nr Grantham; South of Grantham, just off the A1 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, sweet peas, roses, meadow and cottage gardens and a stone bridge crossing the River Witham Light lunches and teas served over looking the gardens. A shop that stocks seasonal gardening gifts.
A Romantic Canal – A quintessentially rural canal, running for 33 miles from Nottingham to Grantham via the Vale of Belvoir www.granthamcanal.com
Ellys Manor House
Great Ponton, Lincs
A unique and magical Tudor wool merchant’s house, bulit in the Flemish style, Ellys Manor House is an architectural gem. The main feature of the house is a fabulous scheme of early 16th century wall paintings in the upper rooms.
For bookings and further details:
Telephone : 01476 530023
Grantham (National Trust);
7 miles south of Grantham The 17th century birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton who formulated some of his major works here. The interactive science discovery centre in the grounds explains his life and theories.
Craft Centre Fulbeck
A unique centre for traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, gifts shops and tea rooms. (Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays)
Castlegate, Grantham Handsome town house dates from1380, with architectural features from various eras and walled riverside garden.
Grantham Museum, St. Peter’s Hill, Grantham
Please check opening hours before visiting.
Superstore and Garden centre www.oldrids.co.uk/dtg/main.asp
National Centre for Craft & Design
National Centre for Craft & Design, based in a remodelled seed warehouse in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, is a rich resource, serving a large community of people interested in the arts, craft and design
Twin Lakes Theme Park – Melton Mowbray
A fantastic day out for all the family.