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By car[edit source]
- The A1, a major north-south intercity road, bypasses the town to the west, the road is dual carriageway and is grade separated until St Neots to the south, and as far away as Newcastle in the North. London is only 100 miles to the south. To the north is Newark, Doncaster, which take up to half an hour to reach with clear traffic. The road goes as far as Edinburgh in Scotland, passing by Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, and Darlington.
- The A52 is a major east-west route going through the centre of the town, Nottingham, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent are reached westwards; while Boston, and Skegness are reached going eastwards.
- The A607 is a secondary route linking Lincolnshire's county town of Lincoln in the north, with Leicester to the south, going through Melton Mowbray as it does so.
By train[edit source]
1 Grantham station 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 £25 one way.
A second line also runs east-west and connects Grantham to Nottingham.
Get around[edit source]
- 1 St Wulfram's Church. Has an imposing spire, the sixth highest in England, and dominates the centre of town.
- 2 Belvoir Castle (8 miles west of Grantham, just over the border in Leicestershire), ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 3 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.
- 4 Birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, corner of North Parade and Broad St.
- 5 Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, NG33 5PD (9 miles south of the town), ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Famous being the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Open Wednesday-Sunday from March to October.
- 6 Grantham House, Castlegate, Grantham, NG31 6SS, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 7 Belton House, Belton, NG32 2LS, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. 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.
- 1 Angel and Royal Hotel (BEST WESTERN), 10 High St, NG31 6PU, ☎ .
- 2 Belton Woods, Belton, NG32 2LN, ☎ .