24th January 2017

If you are planning a trip to Grantham, then car hire can help you to get from A to B and explore some of the many attractions and activities that the city and surrounding area has to offer.

Grantham is a charming market town located in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. The town has a population of about 40,000 and is the ideal base from which to explore Lincolnshire and the East Midlands further afield. Recently, Grantham was named as one of the top commuter towns in the country thanks to its property value, with some people even heralding it as one of the best towns to inhabit in Britain.

The parish church of St Wulfram and the Guildhall are two of the most notable buildings that the town has to offer, proving that it has a wealth of history and culture to share with visitors. With famous faces on the cards, too, including Sir Isaac Newton, who attended Grantham’s King’s School, and Margaret Thatcher, who was born in the town, there is definitely plenty to see and do in Grantham.

Belton House

A classic English country house, Belton House was built in the 1680s and is often described as the quintessential country house estate. The home is located on 1300 acres of historic deer park, and also features formal Dutch and Italian gardens.

For little visitors, there is an indoor play area and a newly restored outdoor adventure playground, and an exciting programme of events from guided walks to themed events to open air cinema showings runs throughout the year.

Easton Walled Gardens

For an interesting, family friendly trip out, visit Easton Walled Gardens. Ideal for a family excursion, the mile-long walk around the gardens has been designed with both children and grandparents in mind, meaning there are plenty of benches for resting opportunities throughout!

Time your visit with care to take advantage of one of the special seasonal events, or to take in the stunning snowdrop displays at that time of year. A visit to Easton Walled Gardens is certainly not one to miss out on!

Grantham Canal

For those who prefer something a little more active, a relaxing canal side stroll could well be a great way to spend a day.

The route of the canal runs for the 33 miles between Grantham and Nottingham, via the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. There are many walking and cycling routes along the towpath following the canal, so it is easy to pick a route of the length that suits your abilities.

With car hire from Global, it couldn’t be easier to drive out to a rural part of the canal and enjoy a nice walk through the countryside.

Belvoir Castle

With great views across the Vale of Belvoir and gardens to explore all year round, Belvoir Castle has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Of course, you can also go round the castle itself and discover the fascinating history of the building.

Situated just outside Grantham, the castle is just a short car ride away from the town centre, so you won’t have to worry about keeping the little ones entertained on long car journeys!

Grantham Museum

For a spot of culture and heritage, Grantham Museum is the perfect destination. It is located in the town centre, so it is really convenient for visitors to take a trip and get to learn all about the rich history of the town and surrounding area. The Museum has a number of permanent exhibitions – Sir Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher, Past and Present, and Dambusters – as well as regularly changing seasonal exhibitions.

Bespoke Car Hire Solutions

Here at Global Self Drive, we have a range of car hire options to ensure you make of everything Grantham has to offer. However, if you’d like to get to know the area around more of our other car hire locations, then our top reasons to visit Peterborough could be a good place to start!

To find out more about how car hire can help you to get around and explore this charming part of the country, don’t hesitate to give our Grantham branch office a call on 01476 855616.

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