Pictures of Grantham
This delightful town, set on the River Witham in a spacious agricultural region is noted for many historic factors but more latterly as the birthplace of Britains first woman Primne Minister - Margaret Thatcher was born here in 1925 and she became Prime Minister in 1979. Another famous son of Grantham was the scientist Isaac Newton who was born in Grantham in 1642.
Grantham was originally a staging post between London and Lincoln, and interestingly the town was sacked in 1461 at the time of the Wars of the Roses. Richard III signed the instrument of death for the Duke of Buckingham at the 14th-century Angel Inn in 1483. In 1643 Oliver Cromwell made Grantham his headquarters for operations.
Grantham has a fine collection of buildings from all periods. It's 14th-century church, dedicated to St.Wulfram, has a graceful 282ft spire and is one of the most impressive parish churches in the country. A chained library of 83 books is included in the churches treasures, it was presented to the church in the 16th-century by a local rector. The 15th-century Grammar School is a superb building, it has a stone tiled roof and fine mullioned windows and on a window-ledge there still remains the carved name of Isaac Newton who was educated here. There is a commemorative statue of Sir Isaac Newton in front of the Guildhall. Grantham House is a late 14th-century property that is owned by the National Trust, it has Elizabethan additions and shows enlargements of the 18th-century. The house is set amidst fine parkland.
Grantham is an interesting, gracious red brick town that has been at the centre of the Lincolnshire hunting community for centuries. A fine days sport is still enjoyed in the surrounding countryside of rich pasturelands, sweet meadows and endless twisting narrow lanes. The Grantham Canal offers mile after mile of enjoyable waterways that run right through the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. Grantham is a very English town that offers visitors a variety of pleasurable experiences, there are excellent shopping facilities with some specialist antique shops, several noted restaurants and fine historic inns. There is a good museum and nearby Belvoir Castle and Belton House are well worth a visit.
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Best Western Angel & Royal Hotel
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Idylically situated in the south-west corner of Lincolnshire Britain's oldest Inn The Angel and Royal Hotel is an Historic Hotel having hosted seven Kings over 600 hundred years....
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One of the oldest pubs in Grantham, the Beehive Inn dates back to the 16th century and is named for the living beehive in the tree outside. At the Beehive Inn you will find a wide selection of real a...
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The Red House
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Grantham’s town centre, this charming Grade II listed Georgian townhouse offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation, at great value-for-money rates....
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In 12th-century Grantham, close to the A1, the clean and comfy Kings Hotel has 2 restaurants and free Wi-Fi access in public areas. Kings Hotel is not far from Belton House (National Trust) and is 6 ...
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Park Lodge Guest House
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (0.7 miles, 1.1 km)
Only 15 minutes’ walk from Grantham’s centre, this elegant Victorian townhouse offers full English breakfasts, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Park Lodge is also just 15 minutes’ walk from ...
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|M1 Junction 26||(25.2 miles, 40.5 km, direction W)|
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|East Midlands Airport||(29.3 miles, 47.1 km, direction W)|
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|Grantham to London||(99.5 miles, 160.1 km, direction S)||