What to do and see in Grantham, England: The Best Places and Tips

Grantham (/ˈɡrænθəm/ GRAN-thəm) is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It straddles the London to Edinburgh East Coast Main Line railway and the River Witham and is bounded to the west by the A1 main north–south trunk road. Grantham lies about 23 miles (37 km) south of the county town of Lincoln, and about 22 miles (35 km) east of Nottingham. The population in 2016 was estimated as 44,580 (by electoral ward: Belmont 4,900; Grantham Arnoldfield 4,666; Grantham Barrowby Gate 5,195; Grantham Earlsfield 6,557; Grantham Harrowby 4,770; Grantham St Vincent's 7,637, Grantham St Wulfram's 5,461; Grantham Springfield 5,394).

1. Belton House

Belton House Lincoln rd., Grantham NG32 2LS, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 1731 reviews

Belton House

Reviewed By 815Evertonian - Liverpool, United KingdomLiverpool, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit

Visited Belton House with the family yesterday. Whilst there were plenty of cars in the car park, the parkland is so vast it did not seem crowded. The gardens and the lake were a pleasure to wander around for quite a time - such a lovely tranquil setting

2. Woolsthorpe Manor

2 Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 665 reviews

Woolsthorpe Manor

Reviewed By mikesierra - Bourne, United KingdomBourne, United Kingdom

Pre-booking is essential

You need a timed entry ticket to enter the actual manor house - the main attraction, for which you must ring up and reserve in advance. The ticket is then available for you to collect at the reception and payment desk. Don't miss the excellent introductio

3. Easton Walled Gardens

Easton, Grantham NG33 5AP, England Nature & Parks, Gardens
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4.5 based on 299 reviews

Easton Walled Gardens

A beautiful garden that has been revived since 2001. The large stately home was demolished in 1951 and the site abandoned. Now visitors can see the grounds that President Franklin Roosevelt described as 'a dream of Nirvana, almost too good to be true.' Work is still ongoing and the restoration and features of this 400 year garden makes a fascinating trip. We have a good tearoom and are very easy to find off the A1.

Reviewed By shaunashfield1 - Lincoln, United KingdomLincoln, United Kingdom

Snowdrop week

First visit to see the snowdrops and what an amazing show. Walking down into the valley seeing a carpet of white is wonderful. The pathway is easy to walk with most covered in woodchip. The gardens are a work in progress but well laid out and plenty to se

4. Belton Park

Grantham, England Nature & Parks, Forests
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Belton Park

Reviewed By MLambertGeo - Leicester, United KingdomLeicester, United Kingdom

Great adventure playground

We visit quite regularly with our two young boys, 2 and 4. They can happily spend several hours just at the adventure playground, with loads of pieces of play equipment that are all well maintained. The miniature train is also a big pull. Toilets are clea

5. Harlaxton Manor

Harlaxton Manor | Harlaxton, Grantham NG32 1AG, England Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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5 based on 44 reviews

Harlaxton Manor

Few wedding venues in the world can match the breath-taking approach to Harlaxton – a straight, mile-long drive across an ornate lakeside bridge, under a gatehouse to the towering, fairytale façade that is Harlaxton Manor. It floats like a vision at the end of its avenue, set amongst 300 acres of formal gardens and mature woodland. This iconic Manor House offers unparalleled views over the Vale of Belvoir in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Charmingly English, the Manor is the perfect venue for a truly romantic wedding. We can cater for a wide range of weddings – from an intimate civil ceremony and reception for 30 guests to a large evening celebration for 350 in our magnificent State Rooms. We offer the very highest levels of professional service and, because we only operate on an exclusive-use basis, you will feel very much at home in these beautiful surroundings. Harlaxton Manor is owned and operated by Harlaxton College.

Reviewed By Sunny5Jim - Sheffield, United KingdomSheffield, United Kingdom

Palatial manor house with some fascinating secrets

In a recent TV adaptation of the life of Queen Victoria, Harlaxton Manor was portrayed as a French royal palace for an encounter between the young queen and her wily French counterpart. With its imposing entrance, ornate classical architecture and sumptuo

6. St. Wulfram's Church

Church St, Grantham NG31 6RR, England Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

St. Wulfram's Church

Reviewed By peterh125 - Rugeley, United KingdomRugeley, United Kingdom

Easter Sunday Visit

Easter Sunday and the interior of the church, which is already ornate, made even more so by impressive flower displays and the splendid altar cloth. A haven of peace when I was there in the afternoon. Externally the church is equally impressive with its h

7. Ellys Manor House

Ellys Manor House Dallygate, Grantham NG33 5DP, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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5 based on 63 reviews

Ellys Manor House

Reviewed By gmaggs - Leicester, United KingdomLeicester, United Kingdom

Tudor wool merchants house

We really enjoyed our visit through the HHA. The owner was very enthusiastic and informed. He really loves this house and we learnt a lot about its history, the lives of the wool merchants and the Hanseatic league. Left with lots more to investigate from

8. Wyndham Park Grantham

Grantham Hill Avenue, Grantham NG31 9BB, England Nature & Parks
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4 based on 81 reviews

Wyndham Park Grantham

Wyndham Park in is one of the very best in Britain - and that's official! The park's town centre location next to Grantham's Riverside Walk means it's hugely popular with visitors and local alike. It's South Kesteven District Council's aim to provide a park which is not only welcoming but safe, offering a superb range of activities and experiences to suit all ages. We have been a "Green Flag" park since 2012. This is a UK-wide mark of excellence for parks and gardens and winning the award means Wyndham Park is recognised as being amongst the best in the country. Grantham's Wyndham Park Forum and South Kesteven District Council have received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund. The development funding is for a project aimed at restoring the park to its former glory as a First World War memorial park and be one of the district's finest assets.

Reviewed By Peter F - Grantham, United KingdomGrantham, United Kingdom

Wellkept and extending !

All the works going on does make the car parking a bit difficult, and perhaps the contractors could park in there own compound and not take up public areas, but that said; the park is lovely, and well maintained. When everything is finished it will be a g

9. Guildhall Arts Centre

Council Offices Guildhall ARTS CENTRE St. Peters Hill, Grantham NG31 6PY, England Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Guildhall Arts Centre

Reviewed By ChristineB796 - Woking, United KingdomWoking, United Kingdom

Dreadful advice for person with mobility issues

I phoned the venue specifically to ask for advice before booking for a concert as we live over 2 hours away and have never been to the theatre. The website shows seats but not stairs or how much room there is around the seats. Some seats were already sold

10. Grantham Museum

St. Peters Hill, Grantham NG31 6PY, England Museums, Specialty Museums
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4 based on 67 reviews

Grantham Museum

Reviewed By Cheery1234 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Panto

We came here for the second year running to see the panto! Fantastic again. Great cast, funny show and a well stocked cafe to fill up before, during and after. Well done to all involved. We loved it. Coming back next year!!

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