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Grantham has a traceable histrory going back 4000 years it is an ancient Market town which still holds a good Saturday Market. Grantham Museum on St Peters Hill documents some of that History. Some of the famous people to live in and around Grantham include Isaac Newton, his birth place is Woolsthorpe Manor which is open to the public. Margerat Thatcher former Prime Minister was born in Grantham, the shop where she was born can still be seen. Nicholas Parson the TV presentor was also born in Grantham. The Guild hall arts centre which is just along from the museum often has displays for the public, the tourist information centre is inside as well. The Angel and Royal pub on the High St dates from the 13th century still offering Hospitality today Grantham has a train station that links to london, Nottingham, skegness and the North. The A1 links Grantham to the major Road network.
There is plenty to see and do in and around Grantham. Grantham has a wealth of Manors and large houses in the area, that are open for the public . Such as Belton house and Gardens, Harlaxton Manor and Grimthorpe Castle just to name a few. Ancaster paint balling and go carting can offer a fun packed day. Within the town there is plenty to do. Grantham Meres leisure centre offers swimming, wall climbing, gym etc. Grantham Bowling on Dysart Rd centre offers ten pin bowling to all. The cinema on St Catherines Rd has two screens showing all the latest movies. Grantham Museum offers all sorts of activities during school holidays. Going Potty on Welby St is a pottery painting shop for people to paint their own pottery. There is a Model building shop on Watergate. Arbon and Watts is a toy shop that has served the town for decades. There are antique shops to browse. Plenty of cafe's pubs and restaurants. There is enough in Grantham to keep any visitor occupied.