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A market town within the county of Lincolnshire, England, Grantham is positioned near the A1 road and the River Witham.

The town is best known as the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as well as being the place where Isaac Newton went to school. Amongst the many features of the town there is an ancient Roman road as well as the site of Oliver Cromwell's first advantage over Royalists at Gonerby Moor.

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The main town focal point is the parish church of St Wulfram's, which has the sixth highest spire among English churches and it is also home to the country's first public library. Another historical building to be seen is The Angel & Royal Hotel, which is one of Britain’s oldest inns, which dates from about the year 1200, which was the location where Richard III signed and sealed the death warrant of the Duke of Buckingham.

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 1PE (01476) 871002
Dating back to the Norman times, Belvoir is currently the fourth castle to have stood on the site.
Partially, then completely destroyed on at least three occasions, the castle now possesses a stunning interior. From the grandeur of the State Rooms, to the ‘downstairs’ feel of the Old Kitchen; Belvoir Castle is a stunning example of the country’s magical heritage.

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Grantham Museum, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PY (01476) 568783
With a collection stretching from the late 19th Century to early 20th Century, Grantham Museum preserves the history of Grantham and its surrounding areas.

With an archaeological collection that includes Saxon urns; to items relating to the RAF 617 Squadron (the Dambusters); the museum is also hoping to house the collections of Margaret Thatcher and Sir Isaac Newton; both ‘children’ of Grantham.

Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth NG33 5PD (01476) 860338
Containing probably the most famous apple tree in the history of the world, Woolsthorpe Manor was the birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton. The tree in the grounds of the manor is part of the original apple tree under which Newton formed his theory of gravity.

Visitors can still see Newton’s graffiti in some parts of the house, and the upstairs rooms are left laid out in readiness for his scientific experiments.



 

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