10 Best things to do in Grantham

Jun 13, 2019

Belton House & Belton Park

Grantham is surrounded by imposing stately homes and Belton House is one of the most stunning. Maintained by the National Trust, it is a perfect example of an English country house.

With over 1300 acres to explore, Belton Park is worth a trip in its own right. Walking trails take you through the extensive grounds and even through a deer park.

Belton House playground

Children enjoying the Outoor Adventure Playground at Belton House, Lincolnshire.

Discover Sir Isaac Newton

One of the world’s most influential scientists, Newton was born near Grantham and educated at The King’s School in the town. The Grantham museum contains his death mask, it also has a reconstruction of an apothecary from Newton’s time.

Grantham Museum

Situated in the centre of Grantham on St Peter’s Hill is Grantham Museum. It’s a must-do in the town, featuring exhibitions on Sir Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher, The Dambusters and Grantham and D-Day.

Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female Prime Minister was born in Grantham above her father’s grocer’s shop in 1925. The exhibition features her early life and takes you through her time at university and her political career.

Gravity Fields Festival

If you’re enjoying the scientific side to your visit, be sure not to miss the Gravity Fields Festival. Held in September every other year (the next Festival is 2020), this festival celebrates science, heritage and the arts with guest speakers and lots to keep everyone entertained.

Outdoor activities

Have you got energetic kids? Why not try the outdoor activity centre at Belton Woods Hotel, close to Grantham. Here, kids of all ages can try quad biking, archery plus much more.

Excellent food choices

Whatever takes your food fancy, Grantham has an excellent choice of top-quality restaurants. From Nepalese to Italian, Chinese or classic British, the town is brimming with great dining opportunities.

Cosy Club Food

Ancient history

If you fancy a drink try the Angel and Royal Hotel located in the heart of Grantham. Dating back to 1203 and visited by seven kings and queens, it has a fascinating history and is just one of many superb hotels in Grantham.

Vale of Belvoir

What to do near Grantham? The Vale of Belvoir is one of England’s most beautiful areas of natural beauty on the doorstep of Grantham. Running through the Vale, past Belvoir Castle and the Engine Yard retail village, is Grantham canal, which runs for 33 miles from Grantham through 18 locks to West Bridgford, where it joins the River Trent.

Belvoir Castle Floodlit

Retail therapy

Most of the major high street retailers have a home in Grantham. There’s a weekly market and a host of artisan shops plus the Downtown and Boundary Mills superstore. Plus, there are plans to develop the town’s retail sector even further in the next year with an outlet village on the A1.

St. Wulfram’s Church

With its steeple dominating the town skyline, St. Wulfram’s Church is hard to miss. It is well worth a visit for its serenity and beauty.

 

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