Nearby cities and towns include Nottingham, Lincoln, Newark, Stamford, Melton Mowbray and Peterborough, which can all be accessed easily.
Excellent transport connections
The high-speed rail service means it take around twenty minutes to get to Peterborough and just over an hour to travel to London Kings Cross. Being on the Liverpool-Norwich and Skegness-Nottingham lines too means east-west travel is just as easy. Plus the town is right on the A1 so driving north-south is a breeze and East Midlands airport is only a short journey away.
Grantham, which lies within the district of South Kesteven, has an expanding and developing town centre, with many thriving shops, indoor shopping centres and a bustling Saturday street market. If shopping is your thing, Grantham is home to high street, designer and independent outlets which you can browse and enjoy without the hustle and bustle of a city centre. One of East Midlands’ largest department stores, Downtown Superstore and Garden Centre is also on the outskirts.
A Farmers’ Market is another nice feature which takes place on the second Saturday of each month.
Places to visit
Just north of the town is historic Belton House, a restoration country mansion, managed by the National Trust, which is open to the public and set within 1,300 acres of landscaped parkland. Whilst to the west, the magnificent Belvoir Castle stands prominently overlooking the stunning Vale of Belvoir and picturesque villages, including Woolsthorpe, Redmile, and Knipton.
There are numerous highly Ofsted-rated primary and secondary schools which accept pupils from within the town and surrounding villages. Other clubs and children-friendly venues also ensure the whole family is catered for.
Vibrant food and drink scene
A brand new multiplex cinema opening in 2019, bowling alley and vibrant arts centre are other great venues to visit. Plus, there is the biannual Gravity Field Festival, which explores physical science and celebrates one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Sir Isaac Newton who was born in the area.
The vast selection of cafes, bistros and restaurants, along with artisan bakeries, butchers and farm shops are welcoming and stocked with locally-sourced products. Sophisticated wine bars, pubs which serve speciality ales, a micro-brewery and cosy country inns mean there’s always somewhere to go whether you fancy a night on the town, or a place to warm up in front of an open fire after a countryside walk.
Sporting facilities for everyone
For the more sporty among you, there is a wide range of local facilities, including football, cricket, rugby, running, golf courses, go-karting, tennis and horse riding, to name but a few. The Meres Leisure Centre is home to a swimming pool along with semi-professional football team Grantham FC. Outdoor activity centres which host paintballing, go-karting and adventure parks are also available if you have more of a wild streak.
The famous Twin Lakes family theme park is only 10 miles away, which has over 50 rides and attractions, including the annual Xtreme Scream Park, and is set in over 130 acres of countryside. Whatever you enjoy, there’s something for everyone
Value for money properties
You also get a lot more for your money in terms of property. The town picked up two accolades recently when it was named as one of the top commuter towns in the country with good value property and one of the best towns to live in Britain. Its affordable housing market means you can enjoy a more spacious property than in other parts of the country and enjoy a better quality of life.