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

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!

St John the Baptist Church

Explore the history of this Grade 1 church dating from the 11th Century and one of the oldest churches in Lincolnshire – and discover its link with the family of Isaac Newton. See the font in which Isaac was baptised in January 1642 and the sundial he carved with a penknife aged 9. Learn about plans to restore the Newton Family Chapel and install a Newton Heritage Learning Centre, focussed on science and faith in Sir Isaac Newton’s life and work.

Grantham Museum

For a modest Lincolnshire town, Grantham packs quite a punch with its prodigal sons and daughters: both the 17th century scientist Isaac Newton and late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At our volunteer-run museum we cherish the town’s heritage with displays on these famous former inhabitants and our proud aviation heritage as well as exploring all the stories from Grantham and surrounding areas. Open all year on Thurs to Saturday 10am-4pm.

Wagtail Country Park

Wagtail Country Park is a touring caravan and motorhome country park situated in the peaceful tranquil Lincolnshire countryside with breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. An abundance of wildlife can be seen on the park and we have been awarded a David Bellamy Gold Award. There are pleasant walks in the area to enjoy with lots of local attractions and country pubs. The park is very dog friendly. We have a well stocked fishing lake for our keen touring fishermen to fish. Two luxury utility blocks with pot wash areas are provided. Wifi is also available. Late arrivals are catered for, if pre-booked.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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