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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Easton Holiday Cottages & Apartments

Visit and stay in the holiday cottages or loft apartments on the Easton estate. At the heart of the estate lies Easton Walled Gardens and all guests can visit the gardens when it is closed to the public, for an evening or morning walk. Visit the estate pub The Cholmeley Arms or walk round the quiet stone villages. Two holiday cottages have been decorated to the highest standard with big bathrooms. The loft apartments are beautiful and suitable for shorter stays such as weddings, workshops or corporate visits. They include kitchenettes and very comfortable beds. All accommodation is dog friendly and comes highly recommended by previous guests.

The Recruiting Sergeant

Located in the small village of Great Gonerby, on the B1174 just outside the historic town of Grantham. At The Recruiting Sergeant, you’ll always find a friendly warm welcome. The pub offers excellent home cooked food. We also cater for both small and large private functions, including birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, christenings and funerals. Our amenities include wheelchair access, disabled toilet, baby changing facilities, large car park and outside seating area. We also have Sky Sports and free Wifi.

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

Waterloo Studios

Contemporary Studio accommodation all on one level with off road parking. Equipped to a high standard. Combined living areas – comfortable lounge with TV & DVD player, fully equipped kitchen area, dining area, double bed sleeping area and private wet room. Linen and towels included. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Patio furniture for outside dining. Free Wifi and Utilities. Waterloo Studios offers all you need for a comfortable, independent stay. The property neighbours Belton Woods Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort. Belton Garden Centre and National Trust’s Belton House are both within easy walking distance. It is an ideal location to explore all that Lincolnshire has to offer.

DK Carriage Horses

Join us for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the beautiful Vale of Belvoir – a well-kept secret and area of outstanding natural beauty on the borders of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Glorious rolling countryside, quiet lanes, pretty villages and stunning Belvoir Castle high up on the escarpment, this is the perfect way to experience a more traditional mode of transport. We are an experienced, professional and friendly family business and can help you plan an Anniversary or Birthday surprise, family activity or relaxing Sunday morning ‘something different’. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to Have a Go? We cater for all ages and requirements – contact us for more information.

Easton Walled Gardens

450 years ago, Easton Walled Gardens was owned by the Cholmeley family and enclosed by a stone wall. It still is today. Come and see one of the East Midland’s greatest garden restorations and discover why President F.D. Roosevelt described it as ‘A Dream of Nirvana’. Explore the history and romance of this very English 12 acre garden, eat delicious cake and wander amongst the flowers and wildflowers. The gardens are famous for sweet peas, snowdrops, wildflowers and real gardening. For group visits – talks and tours are available. There is beautiful accommodation for visitors wishing to make an overnight stay.

The Willoughby Memorial Trust Art Gallery

A late 17th Century Grammar School converted into an art gallery and library. The Gallery holds a series of exhibitions from early Spring to November, culminating in the annual open art competition exhibition that shows the work of young people with amateur and professional artists. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 5pm during exhibitions – and the Library in the old school room of this architecturally significant building is open by appointment or on request.

Easton Walled Gardens

The Coach House at Easton Walled Gardens offers a slightly unusual corporate experience. Here the emphasis is on the private light filled rooms that lead out to the courtyard and 12 acres of gardens. Previous clients tell us that they really can leave the office behind here and find inspiration and space to think. All catering and hospitality is managed by our own team to ensure reliability and consistent quality with personal attention to detail. Accommodation for up to 6 people is available above the meeting rooms. Join The Woodland Trust, Lincolnshire County Council and Interflora who all regularly use our meeting spaces.

Belton House

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.

Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal towpath offers visitors a delightful 33 mile meander through the Vale of Belvoir. Opening in 1797, the canal’s prime purpose was transporting coal; fuelling the burgeoning industry and domestic needs of Grantham. Following closure in 1936, the canal is now under restoration. Between April and October, narrowboat cruises of 2, 3 or 4 hours, exclusive to your party, can be taken from Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. Tea & coffee is served throughout your cruise, all inclusive – why not bring a picnic hamper to enjoy as you glide through the pastoral landscape. Pre-booking required. More details on our website.

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

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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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