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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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.

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.

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.

Low Farm Park

Set in the grounds of an 18th century farmhouse, Low Farm campsite is secluded, south facing and enjoyed for its peaceful surroundings. The conservation village of Folkingham and the New Inn, a family friendly pub, are within a few minutes walk. Surrounded by fields, the campsite abounds with wildlife but the tourist attractions of South Lincolnshire are easily accessible. Caravans, motorhomes, campervans and tents are welcome, as are dogs. The campsite is equipped with toilets, hot showers and washing-up sinks. Hardstanding and grass pitches, 36 in all, are serviced by electric hookups. A rally/camping field is available for hire by larger groups and one-off events.

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…

ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch is a very large, Italianate Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Grantham. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, as it was formerly known, was built in 1840. The excellent acoustics at ChristChurch, together with the original Foster and Andrew’s pipe organ is in demand by organ scholars as a practice and performance instrument. Many music events are held here, recently the sanctuary hosted a concert by the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (who played at the Royal wedding in 2018) with an audience of 500. The Chapel was also attended by Margaret Thatcher (nee Roberts) throughout her youth.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch is a very large, Italianate Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Grantham. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, as it was formerly known, was built in 1840. The excellent acoustics at ChristChurch, together with the original Foster and Andrew’s pipe organ is in demand by organ scholars as a practice and performance instrument. Many music events are held here, recently the sanctuary hosted a concert by the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (who played at the Royal wedding in 2018) with an audience of 500. The Chapel was also attended by Margaret Thatcher (nee Roberts) throughout her youth.

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