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More to see and do in 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.
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.read more
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…read more
Looking for something different to do as a team building event, a reward or small group activity? Why not join us for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the beautiful Vale of Belvoir – 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’re an experienced, professional and friendly family business and can help you plan a Have a Go group activity, themed day or surprise activity. We tailor make your event with demonstrations, hands-on experience to carriage driving or carriage rides for small groups, as well as meeting our handsome, kind horses. We’re happy to discuss all the options with you.read more