Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire

Leave site road trip 11miles down church lane turn left B668 towards Stamford at roundabout 3rd exit next 2nd exit taking the A1 towards London travel 7 miles take A6121 into the town park and prepare for a 3mile walking trip, you will enjoy what you see.

Stamford

A parish town in Lincolnshire with outstanding areas of architectural historic interest, built in the 17th and 18th century. Streets of timber framed and stone building with 5 medieval churches and 15th century Almshouses all still remain. Little shops tucked away down back alleys, Burghley Town Houses and a fine old town bridge over the river Welland. Have a little stroll on the river bank pass the old Stamford Museum built 1895 sadly now closed but the local library houses exhibits and displays of notable archaeology and social history. Try before leaving to get a trip round the restored steam operated Brewery established 1825 now brewing fruit beer.

River Welland

River Welland

Stamford Brewery

Stamford Brewery

Stamford

Stamford

Continue journey towards Grantham 22miles west, turn left A1 for 18 miles take exit B1174 continue for 2miles into the market park at the top if possible. Best walk the local streets to get the feel of the area.

Grantham

A large market town in Lincolnshire, full of heritage and charm, with a good range of shops, and surrounded by pleasant countryside. The birth place of Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher, places of interest are St Wuiframs Church dated 1598 with the 6th highest spire in England, Grantham museum and Grantham House. Famous in 1914 for having the 1st female police officer in England, and in 1892 producing the 1st diesel engine followed by the 1st UK tractor in 1896.

Belton House

Belton House

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

St Wuiframs Church

St Wuiframs Church

Finally travel short distance to Belvoir and visit the castle and grounds head south A52 continue onto A607 4miles through the roundabout, turn right then 3rd left following the signs to castle.

Belvoir Castle situated in the Rutland and Lincolnshire countryside within large open grounds and the Castle high above on the hill, which is open to the public. This is the Stately home of the Duke of Rutland set in landscaped gardens, with the Belvoir gardens being restored with its rustic 1800 summerhouse.

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle Church

Belvoir Castle Church