1 Lincoln – Grantham

Lincoln - Grantham

A trip on the number 1 bus from Lincoln to Grantham is the perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of two historic cities. Whether you're interested in history, science, or the arts, there's something for you.


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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour 20 minutes

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Starting point:

Lincoln Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Lincoln in the UK is home to one of the finest cathedrals in Europe. Lincoln Cathedral was built in the 11th century and held the title of the tallest building in the world for 238 years, from 1311 to 1549. Its stunning architecture and intricate design attract visitors from all over the world.

Journey Overview

Leaving Lincoln, the bus passes through the picturesque town of Waddington, known for its historic church and quaint thatched cottages. Further along the route, the bus travels through the charming village of Navenby, with its well-preserved Georgian architecture and charming cobbled streets.  As the bus leaves Navenby and makes its way through the countryside, customers will pass by fields with sheep and cattle, as well as plenty of trees and hedgerows. There are also some stone houses and thatched-roof cottages along the way. It’s a fabulous insight into agricultural Lincolnshire life.

Once the bus reaches Wellingore, the landscape begins to change a bit as more businesses and homes along the road become visible. Customers will pass by a few independent shops, a pub, and a small park as the bus makes its way through the village.

As the bus continues on this enthralling journey, it travels through Welbourn, Leadenham, Fulbeck, and Normanton. These villages are similar in character, with a mix of old and new buildings, some churches, a pub or two, and a small village green. There’s also plenty of fields, woods, and streams along the way.

Then, it’s through Syston, which is a bit larger and more developed than the other villages  passed through. Not long after, the journey reaches its denouement and the bus arrives in Grantham, which is an historic market town with a rich history dating back to the medieval period. The town is known for its charming old buildings, including St. Wulfram’s Church, the historic Guildhall, and the old grammar school.

A Fab Day Out!

Start your day in Lincoln, and head to the city’s famous cathedral. This stunning building is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the country, and is well worth a visit for its beautiful stained-glass windows and towering spires.

Take a stroll through the charming streets of Lincoln’s historic Bailgate area, and visit the museum quarter to learn about the city’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Then it’s on-board the bus to Grantham to enjoy the scenic journey through the rolling countryside of Lincolnshire.

Arrive in Grantham, and spend some time exploring the town’s many attractions. Visit the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, one of the world’s greatest scientists, and learn about his life and work.

Head to the beautiful Belton House, a stunning 17th-century mansion set in rolling parklands. The house is surrounded by beautifully-manicured gardens, and is home to an impressive collection of antiques and fine art.

Take a walk through Grantham’s charming market square, and enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in one of the town’s many cafes.

Visit the museum of the Royal Society of St. George, which showcases the rich history and culture of England’s oldest patriotic society.

End your day with a visit to the Grantham Museum, which celebrates the town’s rich heritage and the lives of its famous residents.

Gateway to the 1: By train direct on LNER from London to Lincoln or for more frequent services changing at Newark Northgate or direct from East and West Midlands. Or by train on LNER from London, Doncaster, York, North East and Scotland to Grantham.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln's historic Bailgate area

Museum quarter

Visit the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton

Grantham's charming market square

Grantham Museum

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