Please note we are closed pending government advice on re-opening.
You will find lots of local visitor information at our box office reception, in the main entrance. We are open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, Saturday 9.30am to 2pm.
Call in and see us if you are staying in the area, to take advantage of our local knowledge and information including details of places to visit, where to eat and what’s on in the area.
We have a full range of traditional souvenirs and postcards of Grantham together with guides and maps to help you along your way.
Guildhall Arts Centre,
St. Peter’s Hill,Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ
Tel: 01476 406166 or 01476 406158
For more information about the whole area visit www.discoversouthkesteven.com
Discover South Kesteven is the marketing identity of the Visitor Economy team within InvestSK – the economic development arm of South Kesteven District Council. Call us on 01476 406 154
Welcome to Grantham
The gateway to Lincolnshire with its A1 links and high speed rail service to London (just over an hour). The town picked up two accolades recently when it was named as one of the top commuter towns in the country with good value property and one of the best towns to live in Britain.
Sir Isaac Newton was the most famous pupil of Grantham’s Kings School. More recently, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was born in the town and Britain’s first policewoman served here. The original Guildhall was made up of three buildings- a Ballroom and Courtroom, a Governor’s Residence and a Jail. Now it houses a lively Arts Centre and the Tourist Information Centre.
At the heart of Grantham is the parish church of St. Wulfram with its soaring 282ft. spire – one of the most important town churches in England. A Town Trail of Grantham is available together with guided walks giving an insight into by-gone days and local history.
Grantham has an expanding and developing town centre, with many thriving shops, indoor shopping centres and a bustling Saturday street market. A prosperous Farmers’ Market is a feature on the second Saturday each month. During your stay you may like to visit Downtown Superstore with its own garden centre, cafes and Boundary Mill stores, near the A1.
North of Grantham is Belton House, a Restoration country house with 25 rooms open to the public. 1300 acre landscaped park, formal gardens and woodland adventure playground. Surrounding the town you can visit Belvoir Castle. Easton walled Gardens and Woolsthorpe Manor.
Where to visit in Grantham
The Angel and Royal Hotel on the High Street was originally a court of King John. The George Shopping Centre, a former coaching inn, mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby.
Plaque at the Kings School attended by Sir Isaac Newton
Tourist Information Centre & Coffee Shop
St. Peter’s Hill Grantham.
Set in the heart of the town, this Victorian building can be identified by its magnificent clock tower, today it is a lively arts centre, with theatre, music and workshops taking place, together with a coffee shop and our tourist information centre. 01476 406158
We have maps of the town and can direct you. Popular, landmarks in the town centre are Sir Issac Newtons statue and the Kings School where he studied and Margaret Thatchers birthplace, listed below are things to do and see in Grantham and the surrounding area.
St. Wulfram’s has the highest spire of any medieval church in the country, a 14th century crypt and a chained library housed in the priest’s room.
Visitor centre now open in the north porch. 01476 561342
Located in Belton village, 3 miles north of Grantham. Built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s, Belton House has all the design features of a classic English country home. Sitting in formal Italian and Dutch gardens and a historic 1300 acre deer park, Belton is often cited as the perfect example of a country house estate.
The estate also includes a restaurant, café and indoor play area, gift and secondhand bookshop, discovery centre and an award-winning outdoor adventure playground.
The grounds are open all year (except Christmas Day), and the mansion is open Wednesday – Sunday including Bank Holidays, from March to October.
Tel: 01476 566116
Belvoir Nr Grantham 7 miles east of Grantham off the A607 A romantic 19th century turreted castle set high on a hill, home to the Duke of Rutland. State rooms, art treasures, formal gardens, 01476 870262
Harlaxton, Nr Grantham
An imposing architectural masterpiece built in the 1830s, now a private residential college. Guided house tours for groups by appointment. For house and grounds open days call 01476 403000
Easton, Nr Grantham; South of Grantham, just off the A1 on the B6403 Lincolnshire Visitor Attraction of the year.
Set in a delightful 12 acre valley, this 400-year-old garden has walks, drifts of bulbs, sweet peas, roses, meadow and cottage gardens and a stone bridge crossing the River Witham Light lunches and teas served over looking the gardens. A shop that stocks seasonal gardening gifts. 01476 530063
A Romantic Canal - A quintessentially rural canal, running for 33 miles from Nottingham to Grantham via the Vale of Belvoir .
Near Grantham (National Trust);
7 miles south of Grantham The 17th century birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton who formulated some of his major works here. The interactive science discovery centre in the grounds explains his life and theories. 01476 860338.
Craft Centre Fulbeck
A unique centre for traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, gifts shops and tea rooms. (Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays) 01400 272779.
Castlegate, Grantham Handsome town house dates from 1380, with architectural features from various eras and walled riverside garden.
The Grantham Museum was founded by a local dignitary Henry Preston in the early twentieth century. In the past the Museum housed both a collection of artefacts and a public library. The Museum is now being operated by the Grantham Community Heritage Association. 10am-4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Admission
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