Belton House

Belton House
Attractions | Grantham
Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house estate. Although built on a modest scale, it has a fine collection of porcelain and silver, a world-renowned library and architectural finesse that reflects the continued wealth and cultured tastes of its former owners, the Brownlow family. In more recent times, Belton has become a popular destination for families in search of outdoor fun, with seasonal trails and the National Trust's largest outdoor adventure playground.
Belton House
Grantham
NG32 2LS
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house
belton@nationaltrust.org.uk
01476 566116

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Belton House
Grantham
NG32 2LS
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house
belton@nationaltrust.org.uk
01476 566116

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Belton House

Belton House

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Allington Manor

Allington Manor is situated on the fringe of the Vale of Belvoir and in a tranquil village with excellent road links. It offers a blend of beautiful and restful country life along with a variety of more lively attractions close to hand. The Manor has 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms that all have their own peiod features. It’s a beautifully restored Grade II Jacobean building. It is steeped in history with the original manor on this site recorded in the Doomsday Book. The current Manor dates back to 1450, evidence of cellars, attics, priest holes and all the human history that suggests is everywhere. The market towns of Grantham – birthplace of Isac Newton and Margaret Thatcher – and Newark with its strong reupation for antiques, are on the doorstep. The historic town of Stamford and also Burghley House lie 20 minutes south, as does Rutland Water, Britain’s largest man-made lake.

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland and the family have lived there in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. Its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a fairytale. Due to the Castle being home to the Rutland Family we are only open on selected days throughout the year (see our website for details). Belvoir has many rooms to view, with history interwoven into the very fabric of the building. Our Tea Room in the castle offers a selection of sandwiches, home-made cakes & scones. Wonderful themed gardens delight our visitors. We hold renowned annual festivals and events within the grounds and you can shop in delight at The Engine Yard retail centre, located opposite our car park. Belvoir Castle has something to delight all ages and a warm welcome awaits…

St Wulfram’s Church

The parish church of St Wulfram is a noble building, one of the largest medieval churches in the country, seating around 900 people. Simon Jenkins in his book England’s Thousand Best Churches gave it a five-star rating.

The church is dedicated to St Wulfram, a 7th century missionary who was canonised after numerous miracles had been attributed to him.

The spacious interior has a broad nave and aisles. Inside and outside is a gallery of medieval carved stone heads. There is even a hippopotamus head to look out for!

Visit the ancient Chained Library (the first public library in the country) and go down to the Crypt Chapel. The windows contain wonderful Victorian and modern glass.

The Visitor Centre provides full information and a touch screen. We welcome visitors throughout the year. From May to September our stewards will welcome you between 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am -1:00pm Saturday.

The church itself is usually open: Monday to Saturday from 9.00am – 6.00pm and Sunday 8.00am – 8.00pm.

The Coffee Shop is open Easter to September: Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm. October to Easter: Wednesday and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

You are most welcome at St Wulfram’s!

Belton Woods Hotel

Belton Woods Hotel is an AA four star accredited hotel, set in 475 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, 3 miles from Grantham train station. Offering easy access to the A1 with Nottingham and Lincoln just a short drive away. Our 136 bedrooms are made for relaxing, with everything you need for a perfect stay. Choose from a classic room with its estate or golf course view to a luxurious suite with en-suite marble bathroom. Belton Woods offers an unrivalled conference and meeting destination with 10 flexible meeting rooms for 2-270 delegates, grounds for team building activities and options for private dining.

Thorns Farm Self Catering B&B

Thorns Farm offer ‘the ideal home from home’. Our 7 self-contained Bed & Breakfast apartments have a lot to offer to anyone visiting or working in Grantham. Breakfast is included in the price, but our units also offer self catering facilities. Each apartment has its own kitchen with hob, microwave, toaster, fridge – and a small dining area, modern en-suite shower room and seating area with TV/DVD. Wifi available and ample parking. All apartments have their own entrance and an outdoor seating area for warm summer evenings. Rural location with woodland walks, yet close to Grantham.

Ownsworth’s Lincolnshire Wine & Rapeseed Oil

Our family has been farming for several generations and our aim has always been to create top quality produce which is reflected in our farm being “Red Tractor” certified. On our mixed arable and stock farm in Fulbeck we grow milling wheat on contract to Warburtons Bakery (winning Northern Regional Grower Award in 2009), malting barley for Budweiser and oilseed rape (winning Select Lincolnshire “Grower of the Year” in both 2015 and 2016) for our cold pressed rapeseed oil Our walled garden vineyard is now producing a range of still and sparkling wine and our pedigree cattle graze adjacent parkland

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire

Hire a bike for the whole family in Grantham’s Wyndham Park for access to the riverside trail, and to Belton House, Belvoir Castle and the South Lincolnshire countryside.

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire aims to make your day enjoyable and stress free. We have carefully selected bikes to provide a safe and comfortable ride both on and off road. All bikes and accessories are maintained to a high standard and all service history is routinely logged.

Grantham’s ‘Green Flag’ award winning Wyndham Park offers the perfect start point for your day of cycling. From here, follow the riverside National Cycle Route 15
to Belton House, check out its deer park and extensive grounds and enjoy its woodland adventure play park.

Or take a ride on a tandem, along a traffic-free Grantham Canal into the spectacular countryside of the Vale of Belvoir, then onto the majestic Belvoir Castle. There are many places to stop on the way for a pub lunch or take a picnic to enjoy amongst interesting and varied wildlife you will find along the way.

The countryside makes the area around Cliff Edge Cycle Hire a fantastic cycling destination for all ages and abilities. It’s most suited to recreational riders, couples, families and groups – not forgetting the pet dog! Or spend the afternoon in the park with the kids, maybe teaching them to ride of our our balance bikes. The choice is yours!

Granary Cottage

A cosy 18th century former granary, furnished to a high standard, with original beams and wood burner. All heating, linen and fuel included, alongside a generous welcome breakfast pack. The cottage benefits from its own private patio, with the use of the owner’s extensive garden, including a three acre organic wildflower meadow and woodland area. The Granary is set just off the village green in the centre of a quiet, rural hamlet and makes this property a comfortable retreat for exploring undiscovered Lincolnshire. An award winning CAMRA pub with restaurant is one mile away.

The Angel & Royal Hotel

A beautiful historic coaching inn conveniently located in the centre of the market town of Grantham. Dating back to 1203, the Angel has hosted no less than seven Royal visitors over the centuries. With 31 individually styled bedrooms and suites, bar, bistro and the stunning King’s Room restaurant, this charming hotel offers a comfortable home from home feel, with real fires during the winter months and al fresco dining during the summer.

Fulbeck Gardens Cottage

Very clean self catering period cottage in one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest cliff villages. Explore one of the many walks or cycle routes nearby, then relax in the private hot-tub or chill out with a glass of wine made from grapes growing in our walled garden vineyard, which surrounds the cottage on this family farm. We’ll pop a complimentary “Welcome Hamper” of Lincolnshire produce in the cottage, including some of our rapeseed oil grown and pressed by us on our farm. Visit England GOLD 2013-2019. Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2018. Close to village Craft Centre/Tea-rooms/pub and major attractions.

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire

Hire a bike for the whole family in Grantham’s Wyndham Park for access to the riverside trail, and to Belton House, Belvoir Castle and the South Lincolnshire countryside.

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire aims to make your day enjoyable and stress free. We have carefully selected bikes to provide a safe and comfortable ride both on and off road. All bikes and accessories are maintained to a high standard and all service history is routinely logged.

Grantham’s ‘Green Flag’ award winning Wyndham Park offers the perfect start point for your day of cycling. From here, follow the riverside National Cycle Route 15
to Belton House, check out its deer park and extensive grounds and enjoy its woodland adventure play park.

Or take a ride on a tandem, along a traffic-free Grantham Canal into the spectacular countryside of the Vale of Belvoir, then onto the majestic Belvoir Castle. There are many places to stop on the way for a pub lunch or take a picnic to enjoy amongst interesting and varied wildlife you will find along the way.

The countryside makes the area around Cliff Edge Cycle Hire a fantastic cycling destination for all ages and abilities. It’s most suited to recreational riders, couples, families and groups – not forgetting the pet dog! Or spend the afternoon in the park with the kids, maybe teaching them to ride of our our balance bikes. The choice is yours!

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St Wulfram’s Church

The parish church of St Wulfram is a noble building, one of the largest medieval churches in the country, seating around 900 people. Simon Jenkins in his book England’s Thousand Best Churches gave it a five-star rating.

The church is dedicated to St Wulfram, a 7th century missionary who was canonised after numerous miracles had been attributed to him.

The spacious interior has a broad nave and aisles. Inside and outside is a gallery of medieval carved stone heads. There is even a hippopotamus head to look out for!

Visit the ancient Chained Library (the first public library in the country) and go down to the Crypt Chapel. The windows contain wonderful Victorian and modern glass.

The Visitor Centre provides full information and a touch screen. We welcome visitors throughout the year. From May to September our stewards will welcome you between 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am -1:00pm Saturday.

The church itself is usually open: Monday to Saturday from 9.00am – 6.00pm and Sunday 8.00am – 8.00pm.

The Coffee Shop is open Easter to September: Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm. October to Easter: Wednesday and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

You are most welcome at St Wulfram’s!

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Ownsworth’s Lincolnshire Wine & Rapeseed Oil

Our family has been farming for several generations and our aim has always been to create top quality produce which is reflected in our farm being “Red Tractor” certified. On our mixed arable and stock farm in Fulbeck we grow milling wheat on contract to Warburtons Bakery (winning Northern Regional Grower Award in 2009), malting barley for Budweiser and oilseed rape (winning Select Lincolnshire “Grower of the Year” in both 2015 and 2016) for our cold pressed rapeseed oil Our walled garden vineyard is now producing a range of still and sparkling wine and our pedigree cattle graze adjacent parkland

read more

Fulbeck Gardens Cottage

Very clean self catering period cottage in one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest cliff villages. Explore one of the many walks or cycle routes nearby, then relax in the private hot-tub or chill out with a glass of wine made from grapes growing in our walled garden vineyard, which surrounds the cottage on this family farm. We’ll pop a complimentary “Welcome Hamper” of Lincolnshire produce in the cottage, including some of our rapeseed oil grown and pressed by us on our farm. Visit England GOLD 2013-2019. Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2018. Close to village Craft Centre/Tea-rooms/pub and major attractions.

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