In Grantham, you'll find the Grantham Museum. It looks back on Grantham History, WW2, Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher, etc.... The museum has an interesting exhibit on the dambusters. The Dambuster bombing raids were planned in Grantham...bombs that skipped on the surface of water and blew up dams in Germany during WW2. It's not a huge museum, but...more
St. Wulfram's Church in Grantham - about 280 feet high - built in the 1100s. In the 1300s, it was the highest building in the country. Considered by many as having the finest steeple in England. On the grounds of the church, there are many, very old graves. http://www2.granthamtoday.co.uk/inc/v3/sites/history/gh_wulf.htmlmore
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A1, New Fox,, South Witham, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5LN, United Kingdom
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A1 / A607 junction, Harlaxton Road, Grantham, NG31 7UA, United Kingdom
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Belton, , Lincolnshire, NG32 2LN,, Grantham, NG32 2LN, United Kingdom
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I love this place. Its really pretty with a garden full of flowers and benches outside in the summer. The staff are friendly and there's always something good to eat. A favourite of mine was the carrot and coriander soup with crusty bread.
That's me playing pool at a pub in Grantham. I can't remember the name of the place, but I've been told that I was at The Playhouse Pub. If I remember correctly, I was sinking everything that night. There are many pubs to choose from in the area...I think that I also went to the Mucky Duck (aka Dirty Duck) and possibly Muddle Go Nowhere. They all...more
This is one of those more traditional British pubs where you will find the walls decorated with local memorabilia and the local rugby or cricket club members having a drink. The food is excellent as well as the summer time beer garden. The pub is very old and even the building alone is well worth a look!more
The re-make of the 1960s movie The Haunting was made at nearby Harlaxton Manor...it's only a few miles away from Grantham. The original movie was much better than the re-make. Scenes from the 1995 movie, Pride and Prejudice, were shot at Belton Manor in Grantham - it's becoming a mini-Hollywood there...not really. Also, I remember seeing a movie...more
Two famous figures in England's past and present came from Grantham: Sir Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was born (1925,) reared, and educated in Grantham and later became Prime Minister of England. The picture shows the childhood of home of Margaret Thatcher.Newton made several great strides in the area of science. He was born in 1642...more
It's said that gingerbread or a type of gingerbread or the gingerbread man was created in Grantham (I've heard all three stories.) It was first made by accident in Grantham in the 1740s when a baker was making biscuits and added the wrong ingredient...the new concoction was a white cake he called Grantham gingerbread, and, from what I've read, it...more
Nottingham is about 20-30 miles west of Grantham. I took a day trip there from Grantham. There you'll find Notthingham Castle, Robin Hood's Major Oak, and more. The picture shows a statue of Robin Hood found near Nottingham Castle. In Nottingham, you'll also find Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. It's a very old inn found near the castle. Like it says on...more
Belvoir Castle - about 6 miles from Grantham. Even though it's spelled BELVOIR, locals refer to it as Beaver Castle...not sure how they got Beaver from Belvoir. The place has some history to it; the original owner was an associate of William the Conquerer. The structure that stands there now dates from the 19th Century. It's a nice place to tour...more
Some of my relatives live in Grantham - it's about 20-30 miles east from Nottingham. It's not a very big town, but well-known figures such as Margaret Thatcher and Sir Isaac Newton came from Grantham. There are some nice attractions in Grantham as well: Grantham Museum, Belvoir Castle, St. Wulfram's Church...for example.
Fondest memory: The picture is of the river Witham which runs through the town. A path alongside the river is good for walking/jogging/biking. St. Wulfram's, gardens, Wyndham Park, and more can be seen or reached from the riverwalk.