Grantham, a medieval market town, is famous for King's School where Sir Isaac Newton was a pupil and is the town is also the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher the first women Prime Minister. It is also close to the A1 and one of the main stations on the main East Coast main railway line. There is a wide selection of very good pubs in Grantham. In this guide we list just a few. It has some fine coaching inns and an attractive market place.
Over recent years the town has expanded with commuters to Nottingham and London. The parish church of St Wulfram's, dates back to the 13th century and has a 281 ft spire. It has a chained library. The 15th century King's School is north of the church. Grantham House (see below) is nearby. The Angel and Royal Hotel is one of the few surviving medieval hostelries in England and is said to have been once the hall of the lords of Grantham and King John is reputed to have held court here in 1213. Richard III signed the death warrant of the Duke of Buckingham here in 1483. There is a good range of shops and a shopping centre. Nearby in Leicestershire is Belvoir castle.
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