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Harlaxton Feb 18th, 2012 12:10 AM

Day trips from Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Will be visiting our daughter near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England and would like advice on two different day trips from Grantham area in April 2012. What two areas would you visit and why? We will be visiting with a college-aged daughter who is a history major. I've already had suggestions of Chatsworth, Cambridge, Windsor Castle area, Belvoir Castle, York and Lincoln. If you suggest one or more of these areas, please convince me why they are worth our time to visit. Please feel free to suggest other attractions/areas.

flanneruk Feb 18th, 2012 12:43 AM

Is Stamford off your list because you've seen it already? Wonderful town and apart from the birthplaces of Maggie and Isaac Newton, the closest interesting place to Grantham.

I wouldn't try getting to and from Windsor from Grantham in a day: apart from Stamford I can't see the point of adding to your list.

tarquin Feb 18th, 2012 01:09 AM

Lincoln is close and has a cathedral, a castle with walkable walls and Steep Hill, just voted "the best street in Britain," by whom I don't know, but it is lined with medieval and Georgian buildings. There is also a new museum called The Collection, and the revamped Usher Gallery.

There are several major country houses close to Grantham, Burghley at Stamford of course, and Grimsthorpe Castle.

Let me know if you have any questions about where to eat, etc - my B&B is in this area.

laurie_ann Feb 18th, 2012 04:00 AM

Cambridge isn't too far for day trip.

But you might just enjoy a leisurely day in the Lincolnshire area. Maybe walking or market towns. See

A great resource we have used as part of planning daytrips is to search for a pub or two along our route. It lets you search by location, see ratings and find attributes (food, real ale, wi fi, etc.) that you might be interested in.

RosemaryM Feb 18th, 2012 02:49 PM

When we were staying in Louth, Lincolnshire a couple of years ago we made some great day trips. One I especially enjoyed was Gainsborough Old Hall, in Gainsborough. It is incredibly picturesque and has wonderful historical links, from Richard III to the Pilgrim Fathers. We also enjoyed the wonderful Burghley House near Stamford and some of the WWII airfields, notably the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. All good.


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