"AT HOME IN GRANTHAM" Grantham by mel_bee

Grantham Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 20 photos


OK, I know, Grantham is not the cultural or touristic centre of the world and probably never will be...in fact, it was once voted the most boring town in England! but being my hometown it still has a special place in my heart and if you are looking for somewhere off the beaten track to meet real British people, doing normal British things and enjoying typical British restaurants and nightlife, then why not stop off and have a look around. After all there are a few famous firsts from this town: did you know that Grantham is the hometown of Britain's first woman Primeminister? It is where the first policewoman worked and home to the first traffic light. Apart from that it is also where Isaac Newton (the great physics man) went to school and where the Dambuster's raid was planned. There are many hidden treasures in this town waiting to be discovered and of course for me the best thing - my family!


On Saturdays the market comes to town bringing life to Wide Westgate.
Around town there are National Trust gardens and castles: just down the road is Belvoir Castle and Belton House.
Grantham has an interesting museum.
St. Wulfram's church has one of the highest spires in Britain, you can climb up the stairs and see the chained library.
The market place conduit has a long history.

  • Intro Updated Jun 27, 2003
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  • Nov 11, 2006 at 10:31 AM

    it's changed its name now, so has hogs for that matter, but it will always be hogs and thirstys to me

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    Sep 3, 2003 at 9:53 AM

    nice intro and pic of St. Wulfram's. I enjoyed my time in Grantham and hope to make a return visit. Great pubs...and clever pub names!

  • Jun 30, 2003 at 5:53 AM

    Nice phtographs..useful page


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