Grantham Canal

Grantham Canal
Attractions | Grantham
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.
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More to see and do in Grantham

The Barn

Grade II listed, The Barn lies in a quiet corner of the conservation village of Folkingham, known as a ‘rural Georgian gem’. Converted to preserve its original character, it now has underfloor heating and power showers, together with open log fires and antique furniture. Breakfasts are all homemade or local, sausages are made from an old family recipe, eggs from free range chickens, and special diets can be catered for. Guests have a wide range of interesting places to visit, from Cathedrals to historic houses, the seashore to bird sanctuaries. The local lanes are ideal for walking or cycling.

Ancaster Leisure Activity Centre

Ancaster Leisure is a family run business, first established in November 1991. It’s now the largest multi activity site in Lincolnshire!

The Ancaster site itself has developed into a huge multi-activity indoor and outdoor pursuits and activity venue; complimented by the acquisition of another fantastic site near Grantham, in partnership with Belton Woods Hotel at Belton. Both sites are open to the public – and all year round!

Choose from a terrific array of activities, including Karting, Quad Biking, Paintball, 10 pin bowling, Nerf, Archery, Air pistols, Laser Tag and Airsoft – plus much more. We also have an on-site restaurant. We cater for individuals, parties and corporate events and run school holiday Kids’ Clubs.

Ancaster site is open Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-8pm – closes at 5.30pm unless pre-booked (closed Tues/Wed) Belton Woods site is open on Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-4pm. (closed Tues/Wed)
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Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre

The Guildhall Arts Centre is a community-centred venue that aims to offer its customers an innovative, stimulating and quality arts experience. The venue hosts a variety of events including films, amateur dramatics and predominantly professional touring theatre productions. The Guildhall also has a range of rooms and a splendid Ballroom, for hire for exhibitions, weddings, parties and meetings. It is run by Cultural Services of South Kesteven District Council.

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

A Lincolnshire based independent chain of family owned department stores with 5 stores across Grantham, Boston & Scunthorpe – trading since 1804. Oldrids & Downtown employs over 700 people and most are based at the flagship Downtown site in Grantham – just off the A1. Attracting over 1.5 million visitors to the area each year Downtown plays an important part in the local community and prides itself on its contributions towards local communities around the county through charitable causes and sponsorship/partnership. With over 250,000 products to choose from, Oldrids & Downtown is a must visit destination for you, your home and your family – from crockery to chameleons, you can get it all.

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…

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.

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.

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

Both Downtown Grantham sites offer customers tasty treats from sweet to savoury. With homemade classics such as lasagne or cottage pie, this is a destination for home-comforts; a perfect pit-stop during shopping. Feeling adventurous – why not try the ‘scone of the week’? Hot and cold drinks, Cafe Culture brings customers a variety of refreshing options that are sure to tease those taste buds. Don’t forget to present your Rewards card to the team, every point counts!

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.

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.

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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Ancaster Leisure Activity Centre

Ancaster Leisure is a family run business, first established in November 1991. It’s now the largest multi activity site in Lincolnshire!

The Ancaster site itself has developed into a huge multi-activity indoor and outdoor pursuits and activity venue; complimented by the acquisition of another fantastic site near Grantham, in partnership with Belton Woods Hotel at Belton. Both sites are open to the public – and all year round!

Choose from a terrific array of activities, including Karting, Quad Biking, Paintball, 10 pin bowling, Nerf, Archery, Air pistols, Laser Tag and Airsoft – plus much more. We also have an on-site restaurant. We cater for individuals, parties and corporate events and run school holiday Kids’ Clubs.

Ancaster site is open Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-8pm – closes at 5.30pm unless pre-booked (closed Tues/Wed) Belton Woods site is open on Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-4pm. (closed Tues/Wed)
Come and have Fun with a capital F!

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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.

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