Best known nationally as the birthplace of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the place where Sir Isaac Newton went to school, Grantham is a centrally located market town in south west Lincolnshire.
With an abundance of attractive villages nearby, the town offers excellent links into Lincolnshire and further afield to London via the A1 Great North Road and many rail routes. In recent years Grantham has increasingly offered an ideal relocation solution within commutable distance of London(1h5m to London Kings Cross) plus a better quality and affordability of day to day life. East Midlands airport is within easy reach.
With Lincolnshire one of the mainstays of the grammar school system, Grantham’s education system is a highly attractive reason to relocate to the region. Today, young people have plenty to choose from in all areas at all levels. For boys the ‘Kings Grammar School’, for girls ‘Kesteven and Grantham Girls School’ and ‘Walton Girls High School’. The latest addition to Grantham’s education offer is the ‘Priory Ruston Academy’ which strives to ensure the potential of every pupil. Oakham School is also easily accessible.
Living in Grantham means no shortage of leisure, cultural and sporting opportunities, concert venues, a cinema, the impressive Meres Leisure Centre and swimming complex and a selection of gyms. Grantham is home to the Gingerbreads football team and Nottingham’s top class Trent Bridge cricket is on the doorstep. Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, with Belton Woods Hotel and Belton Park on the edge of Grantham, and the prestigious Stapleford Park nearby. For the foodies try Harrys Place, the smallest Michelin-starred restaurant with just 10 seats, with many more great eateries in the surrounding town and villages. For those looking for a simple relaxing family day out, visit the National Trust’s Belton House or Belvoir Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Rutland.