The market town of Grantham is located in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. There are references to the town in as early as 1086 but there have been artifacts found in the area that date back to the Neolithic era. The town has many historical sites for visitors to enjoy but it is probably best known for being the birthplace of Margret Thatcher, former Prime Minister.
Grantham is the home to the sixth tallest spire in the United Kingdom. St. Wulfram's Church is home to this amazing spire. Reaching to a whopping 288 feet in the air this Anglican parish is known less for the Saint who gave his name to the church but for the spire itself. Visitors can see this work of art that dominates the sky line and then take in the other beautiful architectural features such as the windows and twelve bells that ring out over the community.
Another historic site to see is the Guildhall Art Center. Housed in a Victorian era building the Art Center is home to much more than just a theater, even though that is what it is known best for. It is also home to a wide range of workshops, activities and shows. It is the site of many types of fairs, and conferences. This historic building was built back in 1866 after a criminal simply walked out of their then current jail twice. It was used as a jail but was condemned and destroyed years later. The site was bought and a new Guildhall and Jail was built in the early 1930s and is the current building being used by the Art Center today.
There are also a variety of nature sites for you to tour. The Morkery Wood is located in a wooded area. This outdoor recreation facility allows families to picnic, walk, and hike through the beautiful wooded area. Visitors to the area can also enjoy wandering through around the Grantham Canal. Considered to be one of the more romantic places in the town, the Grantham Canal views are absolutely breathtaking.
If you are interested in a little bit of fun, check out Going Potty. As odd as the name sounds this pottery painting shop can be a lot of fun, especially for families with children. You can paint the pottery piece yourself or you can commission the work with one of the staff. There are many items for you to choose from and if you have family that would like to try this out but you're personally not interested then go with them. You can grab a drink and watch the fun.
Horseback riding is a popular pastime in this small town. There are several equestrian clubs and riding schools for those who are interested in trying out the past time while you are on vacation.
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