1 hour
30 mins


Grantham Station Walk

Grantham began as a small Saxon village that grew into a market town during the 11th century. Grantham was recognised in the Domesday Book in 1086 with a recorded population of 183 households and in the Middle Ages, the town was successful in the wool and leather trade.

Starting point
Grantham Station, Station Road, Grantham, NG31 6BT

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Points of interest: 

St Wulfram’s Church towers over the historic town and was described by Simon Jenkins as ‘the finest steeple in England’. The Angel and Royal hotel located on the High Street dates back to the 13th century and is one of the oldest coaching inns in the country. The charming property has hosted no less than seven Kings and Queens over the centuries.

In more recent history, Grantham has become well known for being the birthplace of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher but Grantham was also the birthplace for Isaac Newton who was educated at the King’s School in Grantham. Isaac Newton’s notorious revelation about gravity actually took place at Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth - just a short distance from Grantham. The town is also known for gingerbread biscuits, first made in 1740 by a baker, William Eggleston.

  • 1Grantham Station
  • The Great northern Railway opened the station on August 1, 1852. Senior staff lived in nearby houses on Station Road, where once stood the original water tower providing water for the “Up” platform water columns. The original booking hall still remains on this platform.
  • 2St John the Evangelist Church
  • Built in 1841, St. John’s Church Spitalgate was designed by Anthony Salvin, who also designed Harlaxton Manor. Made of Ancaster stone in the Early English Lancet Style, it features a chancel, transepts, and a five-bay nave.
  • 3Margaret Thatcher Monument
  • A 10 feet 6 inches (3.2 m) tall bronze statue of Thatcher. Created by sculptor Douglas Jennings, the statue depicts the late British Prime Minister dressed in the ceremonial robes of the House of Lords.
  • 4Sir Isaac Newton Monument
  • Grantham’s renowned native, Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), a distinguished English physicist and mathematician, is commemorated by a bronze statue built in 1858. He stands as a highly influential figure in the world of science.
  • 5St Wulfram’s Church
  • The church is dedicated to St. Wulfram, a 7th-century missionary born around 650 AD near Paris. He chose Holy Orders over a military career, became Archbishop of Sens, and later a missionary in northern Germany. Canonized after his death in 720, he’s known for many miracles.
  • 6Wyndham Park
  • In 1924, the park was established as a World War One memorial and later renamed after Lt. Hon. William Reginald Wyndham, a 1st Life Guards officer who died in action in 1914. Lady Leconfield, his mother, inaugurated the park in his honor. The park’s existing Memorial Shelter commemorates Grantham’s WWI fallen soldiers.
  • 7Petticoats Vintage Tea Rooms
  • 1940s themed tea rooms with vintage décor. An experience where you feel like you have stepped back in time.

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Poacher Line Station Walks

Enjoy a collection of walking routes accessible by rail. All along the Poacher Line you can find historic landmarks to visit, scenic walks, visitor attractions and monuments that are accessible up and down the award winning Poacher Line railway.

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Grantham Station, Station Road, Grantham, NG31 6BT