10 best things to do in August in South Kesteven

Aug 5, 2019

South Lincolnshire boasts fun activities, fantastic scenery, historical sites and museums to enjoy in summer. If you’re wondering what to do near Grantham, Stamford, Bourne or The Deepings check out our list.

Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne

If you’re wondering which castles to visit in Lincolnshire, Grimsthorpe Castle is unmissable. It’s been owned by the same family since 1516 and boasts paintings, fine furniture and tapestries, delightful gardens, extensive woodland and a 50-acre lake. You can hire bikes to cycle around the estate and visit the Castle café. During August there’s a Vintage Speed Trial, a Legend of King Arthur Day, the Three Counties Dog Rescue Show and the Bourne CiCLE Festival.

Grimsthorpe Castle cyclists in parkland

Cyclists at Grimsthorpe Castle

The Willoughby Memorial Trust Art Gallery, Corby Glen

Built in the 17th century, this art gallery holds exhibitions and competitions from amateur and professional artists.

DK Carriage Horses, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir

Wondering what to do near Grantham? Why not travel through the stunning Vale of Belvoir in a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy natural beauty, quiet lanes and spectacular views of Belvoir Castle and countryside on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

DK carriages Vale of Belvoir

Woolsthorpe Manor

This is a Grade I listed church in Colsterworth, with a direct link to Isaac Newton, who was born nearby in Woolsthorpe. The church dates back to the 11th century, houses the font in which Sir Isaac Newton was baptised and which was his family church. Nearby, Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, is now run by the National Trust and attracts over 50,000 visitors a year to the house and science discovery centre.

Science days Woolsthorpe Manor

Angel and Royal Hotel, Grantham

The hotel dates back to 1203 and has been visited by seven kings and queens. It is one hotel that you won’t want to miss due to its beauty and fascinating history. With the historic town centre, beautiful parks and river just on the doorstep you’ll be spoilt for choice for exploring.

Grantham Canal

With a towpath meandering through the Vale of Belvoir, the Canal was opened in 1797 and runs for 33 miles towards Nottingham. Perfect for dog walking, canal cruises and a visit to the Dirty Duck Pub!

Grantham Museum

A must-visit attraction featuring exhibitions about local notables Baroness Margaret Thatcher and Sir Isaac Newton. Enjoy the extensive heritage of the town, its famous former inhabitants and its aviation legacy. A new permanent exhibition called “Tip of the Spear: Grantham and D-Day” illustrates the eve of invasion mission flown by American forces from RAF North Witham, now Twyford Wood near Colsterworth.

Belton House and Belton Park, near Grantham

Belton House is maintained by the National Trust and is a stunning example of an English country house. The parkland spans over 1300 acres and comprises walking trails, deer park and extensive grounds. Visit the new Stables Café and dog-friendly Pup & Saucer cafe!

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St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham

This Grade I listed building is one of the largest medieval churches in the country. Built in the 1300s it features a 282ft spire, which is one of the highest on a parish church in the UK. The 1598 Trigge Library still houses over 350 items including 80 ancient publications that are still chained to the shelves.

St. Martin’s Antiques Centre, Stamford

This centre gives a whole new experience when shopping in Stamford. It comprises more than 70 dealers with an extensive list which includes collectables, jewellery, porcelain, vintage, coins, taxidermy, Art Deco pieces and clothing.

Stamford's finest antiques centre with extensive stalls, free parking, central location.

 

 

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