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Grantham

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Grantham is a market town in the county of Lincolnshire, in England.

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Grantham is on the main north-south line between London and Edinburgh. Various companies operate services. From London King's Cross, Hull Trains are both the cheapest and fastest at the moment with a 1 hour non-stop train for GBP25 one way.

A second line also runs east-west and connects Grantham to Nottingham.

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  • St Wulfram's Church. has an imposing spire, the sixth highest in England, and dominates the centre of town.
  • 1 Belvoir Castle (8 miles west of Grantham, just over the border in Leicestershire),  +44 1476 871000, e-mail: . Is a castle that has stunning views over the Vale of Belvoir, it is still the home of Duke and Duchess of Rutland and has been for around one thousand years. The house is located in landscaped grounds on an estate which is almost 15,000 acres in size. It contains a vast collection of impressive furniture and artistic features, and has its own spring gardens. The House is open on selected Sundays and Mondays between May and August.
  • The King's School. is the school that Isaac Newton attended. The part he was taught in is now the library, and while it is not open to the public it can be seen from the St Wulfram's side of the school site.
  • Birthplace of Margaret Thatcher.
  • 2 Woolsthorpe ManorWater Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, NG33 5PD (9 miles south of the town),  +44 1476 860338, e-mail: . Famous being the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Open Wednesday-Sunday from March to October.
  • 3 Grantham HouseCastlegate, Grantham, NG31 6SS +44 1476 564705, e-mail: . A large townhouse with walled gardens located by the riverside. The House is open in the afternoon on a Wednesday and Thursday during June with other opportunities to visit during the remainder of the period from April to October as advertised.
  • 4 Belton HouseGrantham, NG32 2LS +44 1476 566116, e-mail: . A country-house estate that was built for Sir John Brownlow in the 17th century and is set in extensive parkland and gardens. The gardens are accessible throughout the year at varying opening times, whilst the house is open Wednesday-Sunday from March to October, with the basement accessible 7 days a week during this period.

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