DISCOVER GRANTHAM'S HERITAGE

Best known as the birthplace of both Sir Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher, the lively market town of Grantham has been a popular spot with history enthusiasts for centuries. With charming period buildings at every turn, Grantham is home to England’s oldest inn, the Angel and Royal (where you can still spend the night today) and one of the country’s largest medieval churches, St. Wulfram’s Church. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained too and be sure to snap up a packet of delicious Grantham Gingerbread on your visit!

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Grantham Museum

St. Peter's Hill, NG31 6PY. Tel: 01476 568 783

Explore Grantham’s absorbing archaeological and social history, from Anglo Saxon times up to the present day. Among the fascinating exhibits are a portrait of Sir Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller and Margret Thatcher’s famous blue suit, donated by the Baroness herself.

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Guildhall arts Centre

The Guildhall Arts Centre

St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ Tel: 01476 406158

Housed in the impressive former town hall, jail, and sessions hall, and conveniently located just a short walk from Grantham station, today the Guildhall Arts Centre is a lively community-centred venue and offers a varied programme of comedy, theatre, talks, dance, music and film.

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St. Wulfram's Church

Church Street, NG31 6RR Tel: 01476 561342

Constructed in the early 1300s from Lincolnshire limestone, St. Wulfram’s is one of the largest medieval churches in the country, and also boasts one of the UK’s tallest parish church spires. Awarded a five-star rating in Simon Jenkins’ book ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’, it’s a truly stunning building.

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Restaurants

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The Green Man

24 High St, Ropsley, Grantham NG33 4BE Tel: 01476 585897

A family-friendly country pub in the small village of Ropsley, serving highly rated local, fresh food alongside pub-classics, with a great rotating range of cask ales available on the bar. The Green Man also caters to vegetarians, with vegan and gluten-free options.

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Italian ingredients

Piccola Venezia

18 Wharf Rd, Grantham NG31 6BD Tel: 01476 591558

A traditional family-run restaurant offering authentic Italian favourites in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, with the pizza, the mussels, and the tiramisu coming highly recommended! The personable staff will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into Venice and Piccola Venezia also caters for dietary requirements with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

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Hotels

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Avenue Hotel

32-34 Avenue Road, NG31 6TH. Tel: 01476 561876

This cosy, family-run B&B offers great value accommodation right in the heart of Grantham, and a guaranteed warm welcome. And, as it’s just ten minutes’ walk from the train station, it’s an especially great spot to stay if you’re taking one of our trains to Grantham.

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Belton Woods Hotel

Belton, North Grantham, NG32 2LN. Tel: 01476 593200

Looking for a stunning country retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of Grantham town centre? Overlooking a picturesque lake, the four-star Belton Woods Hotel is set in 475 acres of parkland and boasts a PGA-approved golf course, spa, brasserie and bar.

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Shopping

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Saturday Market

Narrow Westgate and Market Place, Grantham 

A lively weekly Saturday market in Grantham with traditional market stalls selling fresh local produce, to stalls offering fashion, crafts, and music.

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Downtown Superstore

A1, Gonerby Junction, Grantham NG32 2AB Tel: 01476 590239

An independent superstore retailer based in Lincolnshire, Downtown features a wide range of goods, everything from clothing to home accessories, and electrical appliances to furniture. Visit the adjoining garden centre for all your gardening needs, or take a break in the café after a busy day of shopping!

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