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Lincolnshire Offers & Links

Grantham is market town with a wide High Street, several old coaching inns and a street market on Saturdays. Grantham Bus Station is ¼ mile from the Rail Station.

TI Guildhall, tel. 01476 406158.


Grantham Museum ½ mile

Grantham Museum is housed in a 1926 building originally shared with the Library. Displays cover famous local people including Sir Isaac Newton (scientist and mathematician, see Woolsthorpe Manor below), Edith Smith (Britain's first female police officer) and Margaret Thatcher (Britain's first woman prime minister). Exhibitions programme.
Open ThFS 1000-1600.

Grantham House NT ¾ mile

A handsome stone town house with a riverside walled garden.
Open closed until further notice.

Grantham map

Belton House NT by bus

An elegant country house with formal gardens, pleasure grounds and an ancient deer park. Features included a world-renowned library and important collections of porcelain and silver. Belton it is widely regarded as a pefect example of an English country house. Guided tours of basement. Parkland walks Adventure playground. Restaurant, café.
Open Mar-Oct, Park & Gardens Daily 0930-1730, House MThFSSu 1100-1600. Nov-Feb, Park & Gardens Daily 0930-1600.
Bus 1 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to opposite entrance in Belton village, 14 minutes journey. M-S about hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
Also infrequent bus 27 operated by Centrebus but bear in mind that return bus tickets are not interchangeable between operators.

Woolsthorpe Manor NT by bus then 1 mile

The scientist and mathematician Isaac Newton was born and grew up at Woolsthorpe Manor, a small 17th century manor house. Sent home from Cambridge university during the 1665 plague Newton did much of his important scientific work here, an apple tree in the orchard inspired his theory of gravity and you can stand in the room where he used a prism to split sunlight into colours of the rainbow. Hands-on Science Centre, family activities and events programme. Café.
Open mid Feb-Oct, MThFSSu 1000-1700.
Bus 28 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to Colsterworth, opposite Bourne Road Estate (shortly after the bus leaves and crosses over the A1), 19 minutes journey. M-F about 2-hourly, Sat infrequent. Some buses continue via Colsterworth High Street and Woolsthorpe (alight opposite bus shelter, ¼ mile from Manor). Operated by Centrebus.

Isaac Newton was baptised at Colsterworth Church.

Woolsthorpe and Colsterworth map