Grantham Civic Society

Grantham Civic Society
Attractions | Grantham | Grantham
Grantham Civic Society's motto is 'Preserve the good in the old and encourage the good in the new'. We provide a heritage service installing Blue Plaques and information boards in Grantham. We also take guided walks for visitors and hold talks and lectures, all by our volunteers. We also publish books about the town.
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www.granthamcivicsociety.co.uk
granthamcivicsociety@virginmedia.com

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www.granthamcivicsociety.co.uk
granthamcivicsociety@virginmedia.com

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Grantham Civic Society

More to see and do in Grantham

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.

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.

Millside Wigwams

Our six luxury en suite Wigwam cabins are the perfect year-round getaway. Explore the outdoors at its best. Enjoy open air breakfasts and BBQs looking out over our sheep and cattle grazing nearby. Take a circular walk or cycle ride on quiet paths and farm tracks and make a splash at the stepping stones over the river, or relax in our games room. See lambing at Easter. Try beekeeping. Fly fish on the Witham that flows by the farm. Belton House is less that 5 minutes drive, making Millside Wigwams a fun family place to stay in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kelling House

Kelling House is a charming B&B situated just outside Grantham in the conservation village of Barkston. It is a delightful stone building dating from 1785 with a large garden. We provide high quality accommodation to guests from all over the world and our B&B is one of the premier places to stay in the area. You’re guaranteed a great stay and everything we do is you-focused. Using local produce, we create excellent food for you to enjoy. The bedrooms – one double with private bathroom and one twin with en-suite shower – are quiet, comfortable and attractively furnished. We also have a single room available for friends or family. TV and tea/coffee making facilities are in both bedrooms.

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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