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County - Lincolnshire | Map
Tel code: 01476 | code search
Postcode: NG31 | code search
Population: 35000
Council: South Kesteven District
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Birthplace of:
Margaret Thatcher
Nicholas Parsons

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Shire Horse Society National Show
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Wagtail Fishery
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Cholmeley Arms
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This ancient market town is believed to have originated as a 6th century Saxon settlement, with the name supposedly derived from 'the settlement on the gravel'. Sir Isaac Newton attended school in Grantham, as did William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley, who became the most powerful statesman in the land during the reign of Elizabeth I. Today the town is renowned as the birthplace of Lady Margaret Thatcher, Baroness of Kesteven, Britain's first woman Prime Minister.
Grantham was recorded as a Royal Manor, belonging at one time to Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) and appears later in the Domesday Book among William the Conqueror's lands. Royalty often stayed in Grantham and in 1290 Grantham was a resting place for Queen Eleanor's funeral procession, although the resulting Eleanor Cross disappeared in the 17th century during the Civil War. The town received its first Royal Charter in 1463.
Grantham grew considerably during the 18th century as a result of the Great North Road, becoming an important coaching centre midway between London and York in the stagecoach era. Later, the canal age and the subsequent Industrial Revolution brought the warehouses, wharves and factories which formed the foundations of the modern town.
Many famous visitors and Royalty have stayed in the town over the centuries. Travellers such as Daniel Defoe remarked that 'this is a neat, pleasant, well-built and populous town'. Charles Dickens stayed at the former George Hotel , which he mentioned in Nicholas Nickleby, and he also reportedly wrote Bleak House whilst in residence.
Grantham features a variety of places of interest to visit within the town itself and a number of important stately homes and castles are located in the near vicinity, making the town a good touring base for a fascinating stay amongst the treasures of South Kesteven. Population 35,000


Burghley Accountancy
Dunlop Accounting Services
EW Accounting


British Frozen Food Federation
Wood Panel Industries Federation


Belton House
Belvoir Castle
Fun Farm
Grantham Museum
Harlaxton Manor
Queen's Royal Lancers Museum
Roger Heaton Studio and Gallery
Ten Pin
Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery
Woolsthorpe Manor


Premier Inn Grantham *book online*
Travelodge Grantham A1 *book online*
Travelodge Grantham Colsterworth *book online*
Travelodge Grantham South Witham *book online*


Wagtail Fishery

Care Home

Newton House


The Parish Church of St Wulfram


Dance - Chevalier School of Dance
Sports - Simon Williams Golf
Yoga - Esoteric




South Kesteven District Council


Avenue Road Dental Surgery
St Catherine's Road Dental Practice
The Dental Health Centre


Swingbridge Surgery
The Rural Medical Practice
The Stackyard Surgery
The Surgery
The Surgery Ancaster

Estate Agent

Bairstow Eves East Midlands Ltd
Brown William H
Connell Estate Agents
Escritt & Barrell

Strutt & Parker
Woolwich Property Services

Farmers Market

Grantham Farmers Market

Golf Club

Belton Park Golf Club
Sudbrook Moor Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Oceans Health & Fitness Club


The Brownlow Arms
The Peacock Inn
The Royal Oak Country Inn


Arena Car Boot
Fox Inn Car Boot
Grantham Farmers Market
Grantham Market
Hougham Car Boot

Performing Arts

New Youth Theatre (Grantham)

Pub and Bar

Beehive Inn
Black Dog
Blue Pig Inn
Cholmeley Arms
Cross Swords Inn

Lord Harrowby
Malt Shovel
New Inn
Odd House
Plough Inn
Recruiting Sergeant
Red Lion
Reindeer Inn
Royal Queen
The Castlegate
The Olde Barn Hotel
Walkers Wine Bar
White Swan


Beehive Inn
Bombay Brasserie
Cholmeley Arms
Harry's Place
Hes Turkish Restaurant
Knightingales Coffeehouse & Eatery

Plough Inn
Recruiting Sergeant
Royal Queen
Siam Garden
The Olde Barn Hotel
Walkers Wine Bar
White Swan


New Youth Theatre (Grantham)
The King's School


Belton Woods Luxury Lodges


Bird & Co


A-2-B Cabs
A1 Taxi Enterprise
Amber Cabs
Can Cabs
Daves Taxis
Grantham Taxi Cabs

Premier Cabs
QA Taxis
Street Cars


Avenue Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Barkston & Syston CC (Cricket)
Cliffedale Chandlers TTC (Table Tennis)
Grantham (Women's Hockey)
Grantham (Men's Hockey)
Grantham & District AC (Athletics)
Grantham CC (Cricket)
Grantham Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Grantham SC (Swimming & Diving)
Grantham Shotokan Karate Club (Martial Arts)
Grantham TC (Tennis)
Grantham Town (Amateur Football)
Harrowby United (Amateur Football)
Ten Pin (Bowling)
Witham Wheelers CC (Cycling)


The New Grantham Bookshop
Village Books

Village Books
Grantham Florist
Sycamore Farm
Our Price Pet Stores Ltd
Animal Magic
Nicely Natural Farm Shop
Helen's Flowers
Dorothy Perkins
Barrowbygate Pharmacy
Morris & Kon Ltd
Hobson & Co
Carphone Warehouse
Express Entertainments
The Physiotherapy Company
Grantham Physiotherapy Practice
Holland and Barratt
Old Manor Farm
Wilsford Organics
H Samuel
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
East Midlands Sound and Lighting
Pets At Home
Westgate Gallery
Enhance Beauty
The Beauty Retreat
The Beauty Lounge
Phoenix Fabrics
Alternative Wardrobe
Jenny Dowling Designs
Glen-esk Flower Shop
Original Gift Company
Hair Design Ltd
Gerards Hairdressing
Empire Designer Wear
Rutland Lighting
Sergio Hair Studio
Woodpeckers Furnishings


Notions Antiques Centre
Harlequin Antiques
Grantham Antique Centre

Places to Stay near Grantham

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The Red House (0.18 miles)

The Red House

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The Red House is an imposing, Grade II listed Georgian townhouse offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation just 2 minutes walk to Grantham's town centre. The guest rooms are spacious ... More

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Angel & Royal Hotel (0.25 miles)

Angel & Royal Hotel

The Angel is reputed to be Britain's Oldest Inn c.1203 and where 7 past King's of England have held there Court's. Purchased by local business professionals in 2002 and now under the helm of one ... More | visit website

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Kings Hotel (0.76 miles)

Kings Hotel
Originally a Victorian gentleman's residence the Kings Hotel has been refurbished over the years bringing our guests a hotel with unique character and ambience. Guests can dine in our Victorian restaurant or Orangery restaurant , ... More | visit website
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Park Lodge Guest House (0.77 miles)

Park Lodge Guest House
Park Lodge is an elegant Victorian town house, with a William Morris influence, situated within walking distance of the town centre and amenities.
The facilities consist of:
• All rooms have Freeview television, radio & alarms
• Central ... More | visit website
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Ramada Grantham (1.43 miles)

Ramada Grantham

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Elegant yet informal, this hotel is situated just off the A1, equidistant between Lincoln and Nottingham, near castles and countryside attractions, yet just one hour from London by train. The hotel ... More

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Premier Inn Grantham (1.65 miles)

Premier Inn Grantham
Ideally located within easy reach of the A1. Conveniently located for Grantham train station. For shops and local amenities Grantham town centre is only 1 mile away. Our Grantham Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website
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De Vere Belton Woods (1.93 miles)

De Vere Belton Woods
De Vere Hotel Belton Woods is a gorgeous 136 bedroom hotel, set in 475 acres of tranquil Lincolnshire countryside, minutes from the A1 and only one hour from London’s King Cross by train, the perfect ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Grantham A1 (2.67 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Allington Manor (4.37 miles)

Allington Manor
The Old Manor House at Allington is situated on the fringe of the Vale of Belvoir and in a tranquil Lincolnshire village with excellent road links. It offers a unique blend of beautiful and ... More | visit website
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The Olde Barn Hotel (4.60 miles)

The Olde Barn Hotel

The Olde Barn Hotel Grantham is located half way between Leeds and London just 1 minute off the A1 and set in the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside. It maintains much of its original charm whilst providing ... More | visit website

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