Campervan hire in Grantham
Grantham is an excellent place to begin a motorhome hire adventure. It is the gateway to the county of Lincolnshire, and is well connected by the A1 motorway, or a high-speed rail link from London. Pick up your campervan in Grantham and take some time to explore the quiet villages or coastal delights of Lincolnshire.
Get a great rate on campervan rentals in Grantham
Planning a big road-trip, especially in a foreign country, can be daunting. You want your money to go as far as it can and you can spend ages chasing down the best deal for a camper. But, if you book your UK van through Motorhome Republic, you know you are getting the best price, plus great advice and support if you need it. Start on our website and pop a few details into the search engine. Tell us your city of pick-up and dates of travel and we will show you every available camper, with full specifications and rate for your whole holiday. We offer a best-price guarantee, so you can book with full confidence. While you can complete the whole process securely online, we also have a team of motorhome experts, who you can call to chat through any remaining questions. They are multi-lingual and available 24/7. Our network consists of 450 depots, over 28 countries, so wherever you wish to roam, we have a convenient pick-up point for your motorhome.
What to see and do in Grantham
There’s some interesting history in Grantham. Margaret Thatcher was born here, and Sir Isaac Newton was a pupil of Grantham’s King School. Visit Woolsthorpe Manor, just seven miles south of Grantham, which was Sir Isaac’s birthplace and family home. You will find an interactive science discovery centre in the grounds. Every two years, the Gravity Fields Festival is held in Grantham. This is a unique event which pays homage to Sir Isaac and celebrates the physical sciences through science, art and heritage events. The next one will be held in 2016.
Food and drink in Grantham
Nothing is more English than a nice cup of tea, and the Teaspoon Tea Company is reclaiming market share against the ubiquitous coffee houses. Here you can find up to 30 loose-leaf teas which can be brewed to perfection and served alongside home-made cake. Their haul of cakes is baked on-site and includes such scrumptious varieties as classic Victoria Sponge and Red Velvet. Just as you would expect, they also serve up a mean scone with clotted cream.
Where to stay in Grantham
A short drive away in the nearby village of Barrowby is Thorns Farm Leisure. They offer unique Bed and Breakfast accommodation in converted barns, or camping spots for the motorhome. They don’t have a shower or toilet unit for camping, so you will need to rely on your camper’s facilities. They do however, have tranquil countryside and a well-stocked lake for fishing.
Wagtail Country Park is a new resort-like facility with lake-side motorhome pitches.
Road Trips from Grantham
The nearest airport to Grantham is East Midlands, 29 miles away. The county of Lincolnshire has a lot to offer. The Wolds are made up of rolling chalk hills and have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lincoln is the largest city in the county, with a striking cathedral and fascinating Roman history walking tours. Head to the coast and Skegness, one of Britain’s premier seaside resorts, and the setting for the first ever Butlin’s Holiday Camp. Hi de Hi!
Staying Safe: Driving Tips for Grantham and Lincolnshire
While some English driving customs may seem complicated, such as the frequency of roundabouts and even driving on the left for those from the USA or Europe, speeding is an easy problem to avoid. Observe the limits, as hidden cameras are rife, and getting a fine in the post after your holiday is a serious downer, not to mention a hassle to sort out.