Guidebook to the Hayloft

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Guidebook to the Hayloft

Sightseeing

Former Royal Castle and hunting lodge for the nobility - the castle is open on selected days - please check. It has an elevated view over the Welland Valley and across to Nevill Holt
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Rockingham Castle
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Former Royal Castle and hunting lodge for the nobility - the castle is open on selected days - please check. It has an elevated view over the Welland Valley and across to Nevill Holt
Oakham is the county town of Rutland - a must to visit for shops, history and food. Visit Oakham Castle - recently restored thanks to a 2.2 million grant from the Heritage Lottery fund. Visit the markets on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Market Place - lots of local produce to enjoy
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Oakham
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Oakham is the county town of Rutland - a must to visit for shops, history and food. Visit Oakham Castle - recently restored thanks to a 2.2 million grant from the Heritage Lottery fund. Visit the markets on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Market Place - lots of local produce to enjoy
The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and is mainly of the 13th century: the aisles were added a century later. The church is sited on rising ground and has a dignified tower with a fine broach spire (one of the best in the county); the nave and chancel and aisles have nobility and beauty. The sculptured stonework of the north aisle contrasts with the plain battlemented south aisle. A former rector is commemorated by a handsome monument attached to one of the corners. The village has a famous bottle kicking ritual and "Hare Pie Scramble", which take place usually on Easter Monday. There is a small village museum, offering history of the area. The Hallaton Treasure, a late Iron Age hoard of more than 5,000 silver and gold coins was found at a site near Hallaton in 2000.[5] In 1736 smallpox affected the town when George Fenwick was the rector.
Hallaton
The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and is mainly of the 13th century: the aisles were added a century later. The church is sited on rising ground and has a dignified tower with a fine broach spire (one of the best in the county); the nave and chancel and aisles have nobility and beauty. The sculptured stonework of the north aisle contrasts with the plain battlemented south aisle. A former rector is commemorated by a handsome monument attached to one of the corners. The village has a famous bottle kicking ritual and "Hare Pie Scramble", which take place usually on Easter Monday. There is a small village museum, offering history of the area. The Hallaton Treasure, a late Iron Age hoard of more than 5,000 silver and gold coins was found at a site near Hallaton in 2000.[5] In 1736 smallpox affected the town when George Fenwick was the rector.
Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland ... historic castle Used for 'The Crown' as Windsor Castle Engine Yard Retail Village in the estate buildings Visit the gardens: Over the centuries, Belvoir’s formal gardens have undergone several major changes, with most Duchesses leaving their mark. Elizabeth (5th Duchess of Rutland) commissioned the Rev Sir John Thoroton to terrace the gardens in 1815 – and later on, Violet the 8th Duchess commissioned the renowned Edwardian garden designer Harold Peto (1854-1933) to create the gardens we know and love today. The striking statue of ‘Winter‘ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) presides over the Rose Garden, and in the Statue Garden there are six more statues by Cibber – ‘Spring‘, ‘Autumn‘ and ‘Summer‘, two statues representing the senses of smell and taste, and finally ‘Juno’ with her peacock insignia (taken from the Manners family crest). The original garden plans drawn up by Harold Peto have only recently been rediscovered in the Castle archives. These reveal that the Rose Garden is shaped like a boat, with the Chinese horse at the bow, and the circular seat at the stern – classic hallmarks of Peto. The roses you’ll see in the garden today were planted by Emma, the current Duchess of Rutland. And if you look over the low yew hedge, you’ll see two box parterres with the initials ‘D’ and ‘E’ in the middle, for ‘David’ (the 11th and current Duke) and ‘Emma’. Check opening times on the website https://www.belvoircastle.com Follow postcode to NG32 1PE. For visitor car parking for Castle gardens entrance and The Engine Yard Retail Village.
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Belvoir Castle
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Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland ... historic castle Used for 'The Crown' as Windsor Castle Engine Yard Retail Village in the estate buildings Visit the gardens: Over the centuries, Belvoir’s formal gardens have undergone several major changes, with most Duchesses leaving their mark. Elizabeth (5th Duchess of Rutland) commissioned the Rev Sir John Thoroton to terrace the gardens in 1815 – and later on, Violet the 8th Duchess commissioned the renowned Edwardian garden designer Harold Peto (1854-1933) to create the gardens we know and love today. The striking statue of ‘Winter‘ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) presides over the Rose Garden, and in the Statue Garden there are six more statues by Cibber – ‘Spring‘, ‘Autumn‘ and ‘Summer‘, two statues representing the senses of smell and taste, and finally ‘Juno’ with her peacock insignia (taken from the Manners family crest). The original garden plans drawn up by Harold Peto have only recently been rediscovered in the Castle archives. These reveal that the Rose Garden is shaped like a boat, with the Chinese horse at the bow, and the circular seat at the stern – classic hallmarks of Peto. The roses you’ll see in the garden today were planted by Emma, the current Duchess of Rutland. And if you look over the low yew hedge, you’ll see two box parterres with the initials ‘D’ and ‘E’ in the middle, for ‘David’ (the 11th and current Duke) and ‘Emma’. Check opening times on the website https://www.belvoircastle.com Follow postcode to NG32 1PE. For visitor car parking for Castle gardens entrance and The Engine Yard Retail Village.
The House Burghley is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century and a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ houses. Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, Burghley is a testament to the ambition and vision of the most powerful courtier of the first Elizabethan age. The house is open every to Wednesday to Sunday. Pre-booked time slots every half an hour from 10:30am - 5pm (last admittance at 4:30pm). The Gardens Green tranquil walks, modern sculpture and family fun. The gardens and parkland that you see today at Burghley were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. Today, sweeping vistas down to the spires of Stamford in the parkland, mesmerising oasis of flowing water can be viewed in the Garden of Surprises or tranquil walks next to the lake in the Sculpture Garden can all be enjoyed. These gardens are: Open daily from 10:30am until 5pm. Time slot sessions are seperated hourly from 10:30am - 2:30pm (last admission is 4:30pm). You can enter the Gardens at any time you like between your booked hourly slot.
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Burghley House
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The House Burghley is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century and a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ houses. Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, Burghley is a testament to the ambition and vision of the most powerful courtier of the first Elizabethan age. The house is open every to Wednesday to Sunday. Pre-booked time slots every half an hour from 10:30am - 5pm (last admittance at 4:30pm). The Gardens Green tranquil walks, modern sculpture and family fun. The gardens and parkland that you see today at Burghley were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. Today, sweeping vistas down to the spires of Stamford in the parkland, mesmerising oasis of flowing water can be viewed in the Garden of Surprises or tranquil walks next to the lake in the Sculpture Garden can all be enjoyed. These gardens are: Open daily from 10:30am until 5pm. Time slot sessions are seperated hourly from 10:30am - 2:30pm (last admission is 4:30pm). You can enter the Gardens at any time you like between your booked hourly slot.
Experience ‘The English Versailles’ We are delighted to confirm that both Boughton House and the spectacular Gardens will be open on selected dates throughout August. Find out more, and book (essential) see website for Opening Times & Prices Discover one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes. As well as the splendours of the House, you can also enjoy the 18th-century landscaped gardens, woodlands and a grand country park. Usually, it is open every Easter and August for guided tours and at other times of the year for special events. Groups can visit year round by appointment. At Boughton you can also see one of Britain’s most outstanding collections of fine art, furniture, tapestries, porcelain and carpets. Visitors can view a magnificent range of paintings by great artists, including The Adoration of the Shepherds by El Greco, Gainsborough’s portrait of Elizabeth Montagu, grisailles and portraits by Van Dyck, and Breaking Cover by John Wootton. Boughton also has some of the best-preserved baroque State Rooms in the British Isles. Here you can walk through grand apartments of contrasting character decorated in extravagant yet elegant taste with the finest artworks of the House’s golden era. Once you’ve had your tour of the House, you can step out into the surrounding country park. Its tranquil delights have been carefully restored over the last decade, and now there are wide sculptured lawns to survey, serene lakes, waterways, woods and avenues of trees to be strolled down. Plan your visit and see why Boughton is widely regarded as a flagship of Britain’s national heritage.
Boughton House
Experience ‘The English Versailles’ We are delighted to confirm that both Boughton House and the spectacular Gardens will be open on selected dates throughout August. Find out more, and book (essential) see website for Opening Times & Prices Discover one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes. As well as the splendours of the House, you can also enjoy the 18th-century landscaped gardens, woodlands and a grand country park. Usually, it is open every Easter and August for guided tours and at other times of the year for special events. Groups can visit year round by appointment. At Boughton you can also see one of Britain’s most outstanding collections of fine art, furniture, tapestries, porcelain and carpets. Visitors can view a magnificent range of paintings by great artists, including The Adoration of the Shepherds by El Greco, Gainsborough’s portrait of Elizabeth Montagu, grisailles and portraits by Van Dyck, and Breaking Cover by John Wootton. Boughton also has some of the best-preserved baroque State Rooms in the British Isles. Here you can walk through grand apartments of contrasting character decorated in extravagant yet elegant taste with the finest artworks of the House’s golden era. Once you’ve had your tour of the House, you can step out into the surrounding country park. Its tranquil delights have been carefully restored over the last decade, and now there are wide sculptured lawns to survey, serene lakes, waterways, woods and avenues of trees to be strolled down. Plan your visit and see why Boughton is widely regarded as a flagship of Britain’s national heritage.
Deene Park Home of the Brudenell family since 1514 Deene Park is very much a home, open for house and garden visits during public Open Days. The personal touches, mementos and family collections make this one of the most comfortable and charming Country Houses to visit. The Brudenells have lived here since the 16th century when they built one of the grandest houses in the county. It's great hall still lies at the heart of the present building. In the early 19th century the then Lord Cardigan created a stunning suite of regency rooms on the south front. Relics of his descendant, Cardigan of the Crimean war, abound here. The garden reflects the personality of its owners, as a staunch advocate of the humble "cup of tea" the garden topiary has been shaped into teapots, and a teapot also sits in pride of place atop the millennium obelisk. The gardens include a formal Parterre, White Garden, Rose Garden, Golden Garden, Victorian Summer House and numerous woodland areas. check website for opening times https://deenepark.com/visitor-information/opening-times-prices/
Deene Park
Deene Park Home of the Brudenell family since 1514 Deene Park is very much a home, open for house and garden visits during public Open Days. The personal touches, mementos and family collections make this one of the most comfortable and charming Country Houses to visit. The Brudenells have lived here since the 16th century when they built one of the grandest houses in the county. It's great hall still lies at the heart of the present building. In the early 19th century the then Lord Cardigan created a stunning suite of regency rooms on the south front. Relics of his descendant, Cardigan of the Crimean war, abound here. The garden reflects the personality of its owners, as a staunch advocate of the humble "cup of tea" the garden topiary has been shaped into teapots, and a teapot also sits in pride of place atop the millennium obelisk. The gardens include a formal Parterre, White Garden, Rose Garden, Golden Garden, Victorian Summer House and numerous woodland areas. check website for opening times https://deenepark.com/visitor-information/opening-times-prices/
Enjoy a great day out at Kirby Hall, exploring the beautiful grounds and rich decoration of one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses. Step back in time through our new interactive exhibition ‘Kirby Hall: Rise and Fall’ and discover its intriguing past, including once being owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor, and the visits of King James I when on royal progress. A must-see is the stunning hand-painted four-poster bed, inspired by a real bed listed on the Hall’s inventory. Wander through The Great Hall, restored to it's historical colour palette, and take in the sounds of the blazing fire and guests arriving in the grand reception room. Then put your best step forward and be greeted by music and the sounds of dining in the Great Chamber before having a go at one of the fun interactive games. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirby-hall/prices-and-opening-times/
Kirby Hall
Enjoy a great day out at Kirby Hall, exploring the beautiful grounds and rich decoration of one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses. Step back in time through our new interactive exhibition ‘Kirby Hall: Rise and Fall’ and discover its intriguing past, including once being owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor, and the visits of King James I when on royal progress. A must-see is the stunning hand-painted four-poster bed, inspired by a real bed listed on the Hall’s inventory. Wander through The Great Hall, restored to it's historical colour palette, and take in the sounds of the blazing fire and guests arriving in the grand reception room. Then put your best step forward and be greeted by music and the sounds of dining in the Great Chamber before having a go at one of the fun interactive games. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirby-hall/prices-and-opening-times/
Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in the parish of Belton near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England, built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet. It is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house
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National Trust - Belton House
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Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in the parish of Belton near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England, built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet. It is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house
Visit the tomb of Richard III newly installed into the Cathedral
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Leicester Cathedral
7 Peacock Lane
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Visit the tomb of Richard III newly installed into the Cathedral
An extraordinary, romantic, part-gothic historic house near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, that has been in the Proby family for 400 years Elton Hall is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Cambridgeshire/Northamptonshire border, lying eight miles southwest of Peterborough. It stands proud in unspoilt landscaped parkland where a house has stood since the 12th century. The house has been the home of the Proby family since 1660, although previous generations held land at Elton from the time of Elizabeth I. Elton Hall is enchanting and there is something romantic and magical about the building with its gothic south elevation set at a right angle to the classical, French inspired, entrance wing. Successive generations have embellished both the house and collection, which contains many Old Masters and fine examples of English portraiture. A visit, which also includes the recently restored gardens, provides the visitor with a fascinating insight into British history and taste. Only open May - September
Elton Hall and Gardens
An extraordinary, romantic, part-gothic historic house near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, that has been in the Proby family for 400 years Elton Hall is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Cambridgeshire/Northamptonshire border, lying eight miles southwest of Peterborough. It stands proud in unspoilt landscaped parkland where a house has stood since the 12th century. The house has been the home of the Proby family since 1660, although previous generations held land at Elton from the time of Elizabeth I. Elton Hall is enchanting and there is something romantic and magical about the building with its gothic south elevation set at a right angle to the classical, French inspired, entrance wing. Successive generations have embellished both the house and collection, which contains many Old Masters and fine examples of English portraiture. A visit, which also includes the recently restored gardens, provides the visitor with a fascinating insight into British history and taste. Only open May - September

Sporting

Hire a bicycle and tour Rutland Water - one of the largest man made lakes in Europe. It is filled by the Rivers Welland and Nene. Enjoy water sports, sailing, cycling, walking, fishing and the nature reserves.
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Rutland Water
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Hire a bicycle and tour Rutland Water - one of the largest man made lakes in Europe. It is filled by the Rivers Welland and Nene. Enjoy water sports, sailing, cycling, walking, fishing and the nature reserves.
Have a lesson!!
Kibworth Gun Club
Have a lesson!!
Fly fishing on the doorstep
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Eye Brook Reservoir
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Fly fishing on the doorstep
Leicestershire County Cricket Club
Leicester Racecourse
Luffenham Heath Golf Club
The Market Harborough Golf Club
Louise plays here regularly - call the pro shop to book a time.The most stunning views from both the Par 3 course and the Main course.
Rutland Water Golf Club Ltd
Louise plays here regularly - call the pro shop to book a time.The most stunning views from both the Par 3 course and the Main course.
Have a go at gliding? See the Welland Valley in all its glory http://www.wellandgc.co.uk
The Welland Gliding Club Ltd
Have a go at gliding? See the Welland Valley in all its glory http://www.wellandgc.co.uk
Fantastic views over Leicestershire - about 25 mins drive from The Hayloft https://www.theglidingcentre.co.uk check website to book
The Gliding Centre
Fantastic views over Leicestershire - about 25 mins drive from The Hayloft https://www.theglidingcentre.co.uk check website to book
Very close to The Hayloft. You can "pay as you go" for swimming and the gym. Available: 50m Pool, Fun Pool, Aqua Tube Body Ride, 20m Pool, Diving Boards (upto 5m), 80+ Station Gym, Group Exercise Studio, Cafe, Meeting Room and a Creche
Corby International Pool
Very close to The Hayloft. You can "pay as you go" for swimming and the gym. Available: 50m Pool, Fun Pool, Aqua Tube Body Ride, 20m Pool, Diving Boards (upto 5m), 80+ Station Gym, Group Exercise Studio, Cafe, Meeting Room and a Creche
Great & relaxed 18 hole golf course the other side of Corby from the Hayloft. Cheap to play too. Summer Opening Hours (April - September) Weekdays: 7:00am - 7:00pm Weekends: 6:15am - 7:00pm (Please note, the course will close at 6pm in April & September due to earlier sunset) ​ Winter Opening Hours (October - March) ​ Weekdays: 7:00am - 3:00pm Weekends: 7:00am - 2:00pm ​ ​ Contact information Address: Priors Hall Golf Course, Stamford Road, Corby, Northants. NN17 3JH Telephone: 01536 260756 Email: priors.hallgolf.cbc@northnorthants.gov.uk
Priors Hall Golf Club
Great & relaxed 18 hole golf course the other side of Corby from the Hayloft. Cheap to play too. Summer Opening Hours (April - September) Weekdays: 7:00am - 7:00pm Weekends: 6:15am - 7:00pm (Please note, the course will close at 6pm in April & September due to earlier sunset) ​ Winter Opening Hours (October - March) ​ Weekdays: 7:00am - 3:00pm Weekends: 7:00am - 2:00pm ​ ​ Contact information Address: Priors Hall Golf Course, Stamford Road, Corby, Northants. NN17 3JH Telephone: 01536 260756 Email: priors.hallgolf.cbc@northnorthants.gov.uk
Local indoor tennis courts just at the top of Rockingham hill - next to Rockingham Castle entrance and the Crematorium. Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Rd, Corby NN17 2FB 01536 407851
Corby Tennis Centre
Local indoor tennis courts just at the top of Rockingham hill - next to Rockingham Castle entrance and the Crematorium. Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Rd, Corby NN17 2FB 01536 407851

City/town information

Just six miles away from us Uppingham is a lovely small market town. Markets are held on Fridays. Visit the church, the Market Square and the High Street. Lots of Galleries and Antique Shops
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Uppingham
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Just six miles away from us Uppingham is a lovely small market town. Markets are held on Fridays. Visit the church, the Market Square and the High Street. Lots of Galleries and Antique Shops
Market town about 8 miles away from us. Larger than Uppingham with a large supply of independent retailers. Visit the magnificent parish church which played an unusual role following the Battle of Naseby in the English Civil War (1642-51). The ancient Grammar School was built in 1614 on stilts so that the market traders could shelter from the weather. Find Hambleton Bakery and Hobbs the Fishmongers nearby and good family chemists Mistry's. Market Harborough is also home to many independent dress shops including Doyles and Jacks.
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Market Harborough
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Market town about 8 miles away from us. Larger than Uppingham with a large supply of independent retailers. Visit the magnificent parish church which played an unusual role following the Battle of Naseby in the English Civil War (1642-51). The ancient Grammar School was built in 1614 on stilts so that the market traders could shelter from the weather. Find Hambleton Bakery and Hobbs the Fishmongers nearby and good family chemists Mistry's. Market Harborough is also home to many independent dress shops including Doyles and Jacks.
Considered one of the finest Georgian Towns in the UK. Situated on the banks of the River Welland. Only about 30 mins away from the Hayloft. The pretty facades of the town are favourites with film and television producers – Stamford was used as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film and has also appeared in Middlemarch, The Da Vinci Code and the Golden Bowl. It’s no wonder that visitors come from far and wide to experience Stamford’s charm, character and outstanding shopping and restaurants. Stamford has a bustling market day every Friday when the pavements are packed with eager shoppers stocking up on local vegetables, meats, pies, bread and fresh fish. Experience Stamford’s quieter side by seeking out tranquillity on the banks of the River Welland which winds its way through Stamford en-route to The Wash. Stamford’s narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards are home to a variety of speciality shops, fine jewellers and designer boutiques, whilst the High Street has a great choice of independent and recognised retailers. When it’s time to eat you’ll be spoilt for choice, as the town has a reputation for good food. Head to a cosy cafe and watch the world go by over the rim of your tea cup, or enjoy the surroundings of the many traditional inns serving home cooked fayre. Or for something more extravagant visit the George at Stamford - a very well known restaurant. No visit to Stamford is complete without a visit to Burghley House, a breath taking Elizabethan stately home which is still privately owned and welcomes visitors throughout the house and in the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. You may recognise Burghley House from its many appearances on the big screen, plus Burghley park is home to the internationally renowned Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials during late summer each year. Stamford Tourist Information Centre is located on St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL | Tel: 01780 755611 | Email: stamtic@southkesteven.gov.uk
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Stamford
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Considered one of the finest Georgian Towns in the UK. Situated on the banks of the River Welland. Only about 30 mins away from the Hayloft. The pretty facades of the town are favourites with film and television producers – Stamford was used as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film and has also appeared in Middlemarch, The Da Vinci Code and the Golden Bowl. It’s no wonder that visitors come from far and wide to experience Stamford’s charm, character and outstanding shopping and restaurants. Stamford has a bustling market day every Friday when the pavements are packed with eager shoppers stocking up on local vegetables, meats, pies, bread and fresh fish. Experience Stamford’s quieter side by seeking out tranquillity on the banks of the River Welland which winds its way through Stamford en-route to The Wash. Stamford’s narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards are home to a variety of speciality shops, fine jewellers and designer boutiques, whilst the High Street has a great choice of independent and recognised retailers. When it’s time to eat you’ll be spoilt for choice, as the town has a reputation for good food. Head to a cosy cafe and watch the world go by over the rim of your tea cup, or enjoy the surroundings of the many traditional inns serving home cooked fayre. Or for something more extravagant visit the George at Stamford - a very well known restaurant. No visit to Stamford is complete without a visit to Burghley House, a breath taking Elizabethan stately home which is still privately owned and welcomes visitors throughout the house and in the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. You may recognise Burghley House from its many appearances on the big screen, plus Burghley park is home to the internationally renowned Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials during late summer each year. Stamford Tourist Information Centre is located on St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL | Tel: 01780 755611 | Email: stamtic@southkesteven.gov.uk
Lovely market town with masses of independent shops. A lovely place to wander through - visit the Rutland Museum and Oakham Castle - only about 20 minutes away.
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Oakham
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Lovely market town with masses of independent shops. A lovely place to wander through - visit the Rutland Museum and Oakham Castle - only about 20 minutes away.
Our nearest town. Has an Aldi just near the entrance to the Crematorium and near the entrance to Rockingham Castle and a HUGE Tesco near the railway station. There is an enormous swimming pool. The town was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland" due to the large number of Scottish workers who came to Corby for its steelworks. Recently, Corby has undergone a large regeneration process with the opening of Corby railway station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube in 2010. The Cube was home to the (former) Corby Borough Council offices and also houses a 450-seat theatre, a public library and other community amenities.
Corby
Our nearest town. Has an Aldi just near the entrance to the Crematorium and near the entrance to Rockingham Castle and a HUGE Tesco near the railway station. There is an enormous swimming pool. The town was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland" due to the large number of Scottish workers who came to Corby for its steelworks. Recently, Corby has undergone a large regeneration process with the opening of Corby railway station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube in 2010. The Cube was home to the (former) Corby Borough Council offices and also houses a 450-seat theatre, a public library and other community amenities.
Visit the Royal & Derngate Theatre, the Guildhall, the Art Gallery & Museum. St Matthews Church has a sculpture of the Madonna and Child by Henry Moore. The house at 78 Derngate, remodeled by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916–1917, is now a museum. Abington Park Museum has local history and fashion exhibits. Barnes Meadow Nature Reserve has grassland and wetland bird habitats. Sywell Country Park, built around a former reservoir, includes meadows, a playground and a native butterfly garden.
Northampton
Visit the Royal & Derngate Theatre, the Guildhall, the Art Gallery & Museum. St Matthews Church has a sculpture of the Madonna and Child by Henry Moore. The house at 78 Derngate, remodeled by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916–1917, is now a museum. Abington Park Museum has local history and fashion exhibits. Barnes Meadow Nature Reserve has grassland and wetland bird habitats. Sywell Country Park, built around a former reservoir, includes meadows, a playground and a native butterfly garden.
Leicester Cathedral, where Richard III was reinterred in 2015, has stood at the city’s heart for over 900 years. Close by, the King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the story of the king’s life and death and displays his original burial site. The ruins of Leicester Castle, where Richard III spent some of his last days, lie in Castle Gardens, near the River Soar Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England - it is believed that the Romans arrived in the Leicester area in AD 47. Visit the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, the Jewry Wall museum, the Guildhall, Leicester Cathedral, the Curve theatre amongst many others! The city hosts annually a Caribbean Carnival and parade (the largest in the UK outside London), Diwali celebrations (the largest outside of India), the largest comedy festival in the UK Leicester Comedy Festival and a Pride Parade (Leicester Pride). Belgrave Road, not far from the city centre, is colloquially known as "The Golden Mile" because of the number of Jewellers.
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Leicester
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Leicester Cathedral, where Richard III was reinterred in 2015, has stood at the city’s heart for over 900 years. Close by, the King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the story of the king’s life and death and displays his original burial site. The ruins of Leicester Castle, where Richard III spent some of his last days, lie in Castle Gardens, near the River Soar Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England - it is believed that the Romans arrived in the Leicester area in AD 47. Visit the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, the Jewry Wall museum, the Guildhall, Leicester Cathedral, the Curve theatre amongst many others! The city hosts annually a Caribbean Carnival and parade (the largest in the UK outside London), Diwali celebrations (the largest outside of India), the largest comedy festival in the UK Leicester Comedy Festival and a Pride Parade (Leicester Pride). Belgrave Road, not far from the city centre, is colloquially known as "The Golden Mile" because of the number of Jewellers.

Food scene

Fantastic family run Farm Shop - all the meat is local and is butchered on the premises. The cakes and puddings etc are all home made. Closed Monday Ashley Farm Shop Main Street, Ashley, Market Harborough LE16 8HG
Ashley Farm Shop
Fantastic family run Farm Shop - all the meat is local and is butchered on the premises. The cakes and puddings etc are all home made. Closed Monday Ashley Farm Shop Main Street, Ashley, Market Harborough LE16 8HG
Fabulous food with al fresco dining
The Sun Inn Great Easton
6 Cross Bank
Fabulous food with al fresco dining
Boules can be played here!
Old White Hart
51 Main St
Boules can be played here!
Great food and service
The George & Dragon
2 Main Street
Great food and service
Fantastic al fresco and relaxed menu and atmosphere
The Red Lion
5 Main Street
Fantastic al fresco and relaxed menu and atmosphere
A favourite lunchtime spot - delicious and good value for money
Boboli
88 Main St
A favourite lunchtime spot - delicious and good value for money
Wonderful local pub/restaurant - great place to drink outside by the little river running through Medbourne. Excellent food. Booking essential at weekends.
Nevill Arms Inn - Restaurant & Accommodation
12 Waterfall Way
Wonderful local pub/restaurant - great place to drink outside by the little river running through Medbourne. Excellent food. Booking essential at weekends.
Proper pub in a stunning village - very close by
The George at Ashley
21 Main Street
Proper pub in a stunning village - very close by
Visit the Michelin Starred restaurant at Hambleton Hall. The Hall is situated on the peninsula above Rutland Water and has stunning views across the water. Renowned for impeccable service thanks to four decades of ownership by Tim & Stefa Hart, its elegantly-designed rooms and Michelin-starred cuisine are reason enough to visit. Tour the grounds on foot to the water’s edge, collect bread from Hambleton’s own bakery in a nearby village and discover England’s enchanting county from this wonderful location. Booking in advance essential: https://www.hambletonhall.com
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Hambleton Hall
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Visit the Michelin Starred restaurant at Hambleton Hall. The Hall is situated on the peninsula above Rutland Water and has stunning views across the water. Renowned for impeccable service thanks to four decades of ownership by Tim & Stefa Hart, its elegantly-designed rooms and Michelin-starred cuisine are reason enough to visit. Tour the grounds on foot to the water’s edge, collect bread from Hambleton’s own bakery in a nearby village and discover England’s enchanting county from this wonderful location. Booking in advance essential: https://www.hambletonhall.com
Set in the heart of the East Midlands in the beautiful Rutland village of Lyddington, close to Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, the Marquess of Exeter looks forward to welcoming you. The Marquess of Exeter offers delicious, locally-sourced fare in a comfortable, relaxed environment amidst tasteful décor and sympathetically restored original features. The Marquess is the perfect choice if you are looking for great quality food and drink with friendly service in delightful surroundings. Whether you choose a relaxed meal in our cosy bar or snug, or a meal in our restaurant you can enjoy gastronomic delights aplenty. 01572 822477
The Marquess of Exeter
52 Main Street
Set in the heart of the East Midlands in the beautiful Rutland village of Lyddington, close to Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, the Marquess of Exeter looks forward to welcoming you. The Marquess of Exeter offers delicious, locally-sourced fare in a comfortable, relaxed environment amidst tasteful décor and sympathetically restored original features. The Marquess is the perfect choice if you are looking for great quality food and drink with friendly service in delightful surroundings. Whether you choose a relaxed meal in our cosy bar or snug, or a meal in our restaurant you can enjoy gastronomic delights aplenty. 01572 822477
Thatched picturesque restaurant pub on the Leicestershire Round walking route. Check opening times Table reservations should be made by telephone only on: 01858 545201 The Bakers Arms Main Street Thorpe Langton Leicestershire LE16 7TS 01858 545201
The Bakers Arms
Thatched picturesque restaurant pub on the Leicestershire Round walking route. Check opening times Table reservations should be made by telephone only on: 01858 545201 The Bakers Arms Main Street Thorpe Langton Leicestershire LE16 7TS 01858 545201

Arts

A must for visiting opera fans! Tickets must be booked well in advance
Nevill Holt Opera
A must for visiting opera fans! Tickets must be booked well in advance
Visit our gallery in Guilsborough Northants and see all the art we have to offer. Booking essential.
British Art Portfolio - Contemporary Art Gallery
Visit our gallery in Guilsborough Northants and see all the art we have to offer. Booking essential.
The Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. It opened in 1849 as one of the first public museums in the United Kingdom. Leicester Museum & Art Gallery contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab. It has been expanded several times, most recently in 2011
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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
53 New Walk
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The Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. It opened in 1849 as one of the first public museums in the United Kingdom. Leicester Museum & Art Gallery contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab. It has been expanded several times, most recently in 2011
Fantastic shows to see here - always something good to watch - visit their website for more information. Easy to park in the NCP next door to the theatre. Pay for your parking ticket in the theatre - it is cheaper! https://www.curveonline.co.uk Inspirational theatre and wonderfully designed.
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Curve Theatre
60 Rutland Street
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Fantastic shows to see here - always something good to watch - visit their website for more information. Easy to park in the NCP next door to the theatre. Pay for your parking ticket in the theatre - it is cheaper! https://www.curveonline.co.uk Inspirational theatre and wonderfully designed.
Visit the Core at Corby Cube to see theatre and productions - normally just weekends and holidays Box Office 01536 470470 Have a look at the website to find out what's on https://www.thecorecorby.com/whats-on/
The Cube
Visit the Core at Corby Cube to see theatre and productions - normally just weekends and holidays Box Office 01536 470470 Have a look at the website to find out what's on https://www.thecorecorby.com/whats-on/
https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk Royal & Derngate, Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire. It has two auditoriums so lots to see! Box Office 01604 624811 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
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Royal & Derngate
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https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk Royal & Derngate, Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire. It has two auditoriums so lots to see! Box Office 01604 624811 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
The only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, 78 Derngate has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On-site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Famed, not only for its Charles Rennie Mackintosh design but now also as an elegant and special venue. Afternoon tea, fabulous food, stylish shopping, inspirational art exhibitions, business meetings and corporate events. OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 Our atrium extension build is now underway and whilst we remain open, we do ask our visitors to bear with us during the temporary disruptions it will inevitably cause - see News Page for more details! Online booking now available. Telephone 01604 603407 for enquiries - which will be answered as soon as possible. Standard Admission: £8.50 House bookings: 01604 603407 Dining Room bookings: 01604 230166 *Dining Room closed Mondays
78 Derngate
82 Derngate
The only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, 78 Derngate has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On-site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Famed, not only for its Charles Rennie Mackintosh design but now also as an elegant and special venue. Afternoon tea, fabulous food, stylish shopping, inspirational art exhibitions, business meetings and corporate events. OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 Our atrium extension build is now underway and whilst we remain open, we do ask our visitors to bear with us during the temporary disruptions it will inevitably cause - see News Page for more details! Online booking now available. Telephone 01604 603407 for enquiries - which will be answered as soon as possible. Standard Admission: £8.50 House bookings: 01604 603407 Dining Room bookings: 01604 230166 *Dining Room closed Mondays

Fun days out

A great day out ... during the summer ... check availability on their website www.wistow.com The Famous Wistow Maize Maze Winner of Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction” Enjoy a fun day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body! Perfect for all ages, with staff outings even more popular than school trips! Follow the fun Quiz Trail, and see if you can find all 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of paths, with high level bridges and viewing towers giving stunning panoramic views. You can come in and out of the giant maze as many times as you like during the day. Maybe stopping for lunch, or playing in the Activity Funyard before re-entering and completing the Quiz Trail. https://youtu.be/-e8oIY_6_TM
Wistow Maze
A great day out ... during the summer ... check availability on their website www.wistow.com The Famous Wistow Maize Maze Winner of Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction” Enjoy a fun day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body! Perfect for all ages, with staff outings even more popular than school trips! Follow the fun Quiz Trail, and see if you can find all 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of paths, with high level bridges and viewing towers giving stunning panoramic views. You can come in and out of the giant maze as many times as you like during the day. Maybe stopping for lunch, or playing in the Activity Funyard before re-entering and completing the Quiz Trail. https://youtu.be/-e8oIY_6_TM
Craft and garden shops .... lovely place to visit .... next door to the Wistow Maize Maze
Wistow Rural Centre
Craft and garden shops .... lovely place to visit .... next door to the Wistow Maize Maze
Lovely day out .... Twycross Zoo is a medium to large zoo near Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire. The zoo has the largest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World, and in 2006 re-launched itself as "Twycross Zoo – The World Primate Centre". The zoo attracted 644,033 visitors in 2019.
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Twycross Zoo
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Lovely day out .... Twycross Zoo is a medium to large zoo near Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire. The zoo has the largest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World, and in 2006 re-launched itself as "Twycross Zoo – The World Primate Centre". The zoo attracted 644,033 visitors in 2019.
The Great Central Railway is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway. It runs for 8.25 miles between the large market town of Loughborough and a new terminus in the north of Leicester. It has period signalling, locomotives and rolling stock. The GCR is currently the only double track mainline heritage railway in the world with 5.25 miles of working double track. Four stations are in operation, each restored to a period in the railway's commercial history: Loughborough Central; Quorn & Woodhouse; Rothley; Leicester North.
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Great Central Railway
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The Great Central Railway is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway. It runs for 8.25 miles between the large market town of Loughborough and a new terminus in the north of Leicester. It has period signalling, locomotives and rolling stock. The GCR is currently the only double track mainline heritage railway in the world with 5.25 miles of working double track. Four stations are in operation, each restored to a period in the railway's commercial history: Loughborough Central; Quorn & Woodhouse; Rothley; Leicester North.
Bradgate Park is a public park in Charnwood Forest, in Leicestershire, England, northwest of Leicester. It covers 850 acres. The park lies between the villages of Newtown Linford, Anstey, Cropston, Woodhouse Eaves and Swithland. The River Lin runs through the park, flowing into Cropston Reservoir which was constructed on part of the park. To the north-east lies Swithland Wood. The park's two well known landmarks, Old John and the war memorial, both lie just above the 210 m contour. The park is part of the 399.3 hectare Bradgate Park and Cropston Reservoir Site of Special Scientific Interest, which has been designated under both biological and geological criteria. Following a fire in April 2017, the owners Bradgate Trust advised that all visitors are expected to be alert to the risk of causing fire, though another fire in June destroyed one of the ancient oaks.
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Bradgate Park
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Bradgate Park is a public park in Charnwood Forest, in Leicestershire, England, northwest of Leicester. It covers 850 acres. The park lies between the villages of Newtown Linford, Anstey, Cropston, Woodhouse Eaves and Swithland. The River Lin runs through the park, flowing into Cropston Reservoir which was constructed on part of the park. To the north-east lies Swithland Wood. The park's two well known landmarks, Old John and the war memorial, both lie just above the 210 m contour. The park is part of the 399.3 hectare Bradgate Park and Cropston Reservoir Site of Special Scientific Interest, which has been designated under both biological and geological criteria. Following a fire in April 2017, the owners Bradgate Trust advised that all visitors are expected to be alert to the risk of causing fire, though another fire in June destroyed one of the ancient oaks.
Twinlakes is a theme park located 0.5 miles north-east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England. The park was opened in September 2003, eleven months after the site was purchased. The 100-acre park is family friendly with a large percentage of its rides being for young children, in comparison with other theme parks such as Alton Towers and Drayton Manor. Furthermore, groups of visitors with no children are not allowed access to the park. Like many similar venues, Twinlakes is divided into geographic 'zones' to help visitors find their way around. However, unlike other places there seems to be little similarity between the individual attractions within each zone. Attractions at present include: small zoo, falconry centre, roller coaster, log flume, assault course, toboggan slide, go karts, "Excalibur" chair swing, "Icarus" sky flyer, Teacups, "Joust" horse ride, dragon themed toddler ride, "American Dream" model village, bumper boats, a boating lake and many more. A miniature railway with an oriental style transports visitors between various parts of the park. Twinlakes is open every day of the year except for 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
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Twinlakes Park
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Twinlakes is a theme park located 0.5 miles north-east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England. The park was opened in September 2003, eleven months after the site was purchased. The 100-acre park is family friendly with a large percentage of its rides being for young children, in comparison with other theme parks such as Alton Towers and Drayton Manor. Furthermore, groups of visitors with no children are not allowed access to the park. Like many similar venues, Twinlakes is divided into geographic 'zones' to help visitors find their way around. However, unlike other places there seems to be little similarity between the individual attractions within each zone. Attractions at present include: small zoo, falconry centre, roller coaster, log flume, assault course, toboggan slide, go karts, "Excalibur" chair swing, "Icarus" sky flyer, Teacups, "Joust" horse ride, dragon themed toddler ride, "American Dream" model village, bumper boats, a boating lake and many more. A miniature railway with an oriental style transports visitors between various parts of the park. Twinlakes is open every day of the year except for 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Tropical Birdland in the north of the village of Desford, Leicestershire, England, is a visitor attraction that has many bird species including parrots, toucans, hornbills and owls on display. Some of the birds are allowed to fly out-of-doors during visiting hours
Tropical Birdland
Tropical Birdland in the north of the village of Desford, Leicestershire, England, is a visitor attraction that has many bird species including parrots, toucans, hornbills and owls on display. Some of the birds are allowed to fly out-of-doors during visiting hours
For a fascinating family day out in Leicestershire, head to our iconic Foxton Locks. There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It's home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering. But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places on our canals. We recommend you take some time out to watch boats travel up or down the locks, or take a boat trip yourself, before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots.
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Foxton Locks
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For a fascinating family day out in Leicestershire, head to our iconic Foxton Locks. There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It's home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering. But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places on our canals. We recommend you take some time out to watch boats travel up or down the locks, or take a boat trip yourself, before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots.
Absolutely incredible place with the cosiest feel; the alpaca walk and chia experience were both brilliant, and the guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Well looked after animals, you are given a bag of feed! Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Charnwood Forest Alpacas
Absolutely incredible place with the cosiest feel; the alpaca walk and chia experience were both brilliant, and the guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Well looked after animals, you are given a bag of feed! Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
East Carlton Countryside Park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. The Heritage Centre in the converted coach house and stables houses a display featuring the history of Corby and the development of the iron and steel industry in the town. The cafe is open all year and offers light meals, hot and cold drinks and ice cream. The first floor of the old coach house has a number of craft workshops where you can watch the individual craftsmen practise their skills. There are country walks throughout the park, through fine mature woodland and grasslands. You can see a varied habitat and a great variety of wildlife throughout the year. The Hall is unfortunately not open to the public but can be viewed from the park. The present hall, built in 1863 on the site of a previous hall, is thought to be the third hall on this site. Like all old buildings, it does have a ghost who has on occasions been known to visit the old coach house. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley, Corby’s East Carlton Country Park is the highest rated of Northamptonshire’s
East Carlton country Park
East Church Lane
East Carlton Countryside Park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. The Heritage Centre in the converted coach house and stables houses a display featuring the history of Corby and the development of the iron and steel industry in the town. The cafe is open all year and offers light meals, hot and cold drinks and ice cream. The first floor of the old coach house has a number of craft workshops where you can watch the individual craftsmen practise their skills. There are country walks throughout the park, through fine mature woodland and grasslands. You can see a varied habitat and a great variety of wildlife throughout the year. The Hall is unfortunately not open to the public but can be viewed from the park. The present hall, built in 1863 on the site of a previous hall, is thought to be the third hall on this site. Like all old buildings, it does have a ghost who has on occasions been known to visit the old coach house. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley, Corby’s East Carlton Country Park is the highest rated of Northamptonshire’s
Old fashioned theme park in Kettering - fun place to visit for a day out. There is a mini train that runs around the park and a water splash.
Wicksteed Park
Old fashioned theme park in Kettering - fun place to visit for a day out. There is a mini train that runs around the park and a water splash.
Stunning views and scenery - take your binoculars and see the rare Ospreys and many many species of birds.
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Rutland Water Nature Reserve
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Stunning views and scenery - take your binoculars and see the rare Ospreys and many many species of birds.
The National Space Centre is a museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, along with a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester. It is located on the north side of the city in Belgrave, Leicester, England, next to the River Soar. Many of the exhibits, including upright rockets, are housed in a tower with minimal steel supports and a semi-transparent cladding of ETFE 'pillows' which has become one of Leicester's most recognisable landmarks.
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National Space Centre
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The National Space Centre is a museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, along with a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester. It is located on the north side of the city in Belgrave, Leicester, England, next to the River Soar. Many of the exhibits, including upright rockets, are housed in a tower with minimal steel supports and a semi-transparent cladding of ETFE 'pillows' which has become one of Leicester's most recognisable landmarks.

Historical

King Richard III Visitor Centre is an establishment in Leicester, England, that showcases the life of King Richard III and the story of how his remains were discovered in 2012. The centre opened in 2014 on the site of Greyfriars, the medieval friary where the King was originally buried. The visitor centre occupies a former school next to the car park where King Richard's remains were found during excavations in 2012/2013. Because of worldwide interest in the discovery, Leicester City Council quickly decided to convert the Victorian school building into a visitor centre. The project includes a covered area over the grave site, which was in the church of the friary. The centre cost £4 million and was designed by Paul East.
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King Richard III Visitor Centre
4A Saint Martins
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King Richard III Visitor Centre is an establishment in Leicester, England, that showcases the life of King Richard III and the story of how his remains were discovered in 2012. The centre opened in 2014 on the site of Greyfriars, the medieval friary where the King was originally buried. The visitor centre occupies a former school next to the car park where King Richard's remains were found during excavations in 2012/2013. Because of worldwide interest in the discovery, Leicester City Council quickly decided to convert the Victorian school building into a visitor centre. The project includes a covered area over the grave site, which was in the church of the friary. The centre cost £4 million and was designed by Paul East.
The Jewry Wall is a substantial ruined wall of 2nd-century Roman masonry, with two large archways, in Leicester, England. It stands alongside St Nicholas' Circle and St Nicholas' Church. It formed the west wall of a public building in Ratae Corieltauvorum, alongside public baths, the foundations of which were excavated in the 1930s and are also open to view. The wall gives its name to the adjacent Jewry Wall Museum.
Jewry Wall
156-140 St Nicholas Walk
The Jewry Wall is a substantial ruined wall of 2nd-century Roman masonry, with two large archways, in Leicester, England. It stands alongside St Nicholas' Circle and St Nicholas' Church. It formed the west wall of a public building in Ratae Corieltauvorum, alongside public baths, the foundations of which were excavated in the 1930s and are also open to view. The wall gives its name to the adjacent Jewry Wall Museum.
Great place to have a picnic - only open at weekends and bank holidays. Either have a guided tour or buy a guide book. Kirby Muxloe Castle, also known historically as Kirby Castle, is a ruined, fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England. William, Lord Hastings, began work on the castle in 1480, founding it on the site of a pre-existing manor house. William was a favourite of King Edward IV and had prospered considerably during the Wars of the Roses. Work continued quickly until 1483, when William was executed during Richard, Duke of Gloucester's, seizure of the throne. His widow briefly continued the project after his death but efforts then ceased, with the castle remaining largely incomplete. Parts of the castle were inhabited for a period, before falling into ruin during the course of the 17th century. In 1912, the Commissioners of Work took over management of the site, repairing the brickwork and carrying out an archaeological survey. In the 21st century, the castle is controlled by English Heritage and open to visitors. The castle was rectangular in design, 245 by 175 feet across, and would have comprised four corner towers, three side towers and a large gatehouse, all protected by a water-filled moat; the centre of the castle would have formed a courtyard.
Kirby Muxloe Castle
Great place to have a picnic - only open at weekends and bank holidays. Either have a guided tour or buy a guide book. Kirby Muxloe Castle, also known historically as Kirby Castle, is a ruined, fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England. William, Lord Hastings, began work on the castle in 1480, founding it on the site of a pre-existing manor house. William was a favourite of King Edward IV and had prospered considerably during the Wars of the Roses. Work continued quickly until 1483, when William was executed during Richard, Duke of Gloucester's, seizure of the throne. His widow briefly continued the project after his death but efforts then ceased, with the castle remaining largely incomplete. Parts of the castle were inhabited for a period, before falling into ruin during the course of the 17th century. In 1912, the Commissioners of Work took over management of the site, repairing the brickwork and carrying out an archaeological survey. In the 21st century, the castle is controlled by English Heritage and open to visitors. The castle was rectangular in design, 245 by 175 feet across, and would have comprised four corner towers, three side towers and a large gatehouse, all protected by a water-filled moat; the centre of the castle would have formed a courtyard.
Harborough Museum was opened in 1983 in the former R & W H Symington corset factory that also houses the Harborough District Council offices in the historic market town of Market Harborough. It is run by a partnership between Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Council and Market Harborough Historical Society. Since 2014, its affairs have been overseen by a new charitable organisation, the Harborough Museum Trust. The museum celebrates Market Harborough's history as a historic market town and centre of industry and trade between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and collects artefacts from S E Leicestershire and N Northants. Regular displays include Symington corsets, including the world-famous liberty bodice, Symington Soups, Table Creams and Pea Flour, the Harboro Rubber Company, Falkner's Boot and Shoe Making Workshop, an 18th-century long case clock made in Harborough, 17th century toys found in the local church, local archaeology finds and many temporary displays. The museum is accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Harborough Museum
Harborough Museum was opened in 1983 in the former R & W H Symington corset factory that also houses the Harborough District Council offices in the historic market town of Market Harborough. It is run by a partnership between Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Council and Market Harborough Historical Society. Since 2014, its affairs have been overseen by a new charitable organisation, the Harborough Museum Trust. The museum celebrates Market Harborough's history as a historic market town and centre of industry and trade between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and collects artefacts from S E Leicestershire and N Northants. Regular displays include Symington corsets, including the world-famous liberty bodice, Symington Soups, Table Creams and Pea Flour, the Harboro Rubber Company, Falkner's Boot and Shoe Making Workshop, an 18th-century long case clock made in Harborough, 17th century toys found in the local church, local archaeology finds and many temporary displays. The museum is accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Well worth a visit .... A fantastic example of Elizabethan Architecture. Lyveden New Bield is an unfinished Elizabethan summer house in the parish of Aldwincle in East Northamptonshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building, classing it as a 'building of exceptional interest.' Nestled in the rolling countryside near Oundle, Elizabethan Sir Thomas Tresham designed Lyveden to be a symbol of his Catholic faith
Lyveden New Bield
Well worth a visit .... A fantastic example of Elizabethan Architecture. Lyveden New Bield is an unfinished Elizabethan summer house in the parish of Aldwincle in East Northamptonshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building, classing it as a 'building of exceptional interest.' Nestled in the rolling countryside near Oundle, Elizabethan Sir Thomas Tresham designed Lyveden to be a symbol of his Catholic faith
Kirby Hall Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always at the forefront of new ideas about architecture and design. The Great Hall and state rooms remain intact, refitted and redecorated to authentic 17th- and 18th-century specifications. Don't Miss - Kirby Hall's exceptionally rich decoration The view of the garden from the windows of the state rooms The fascinating audio tour with commentary by experts in garden history, conservation and country houses. The peacocks that live at Kirby Hall roam freely around the gardens.
Kirby Hall
Kirby Hall Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always at the forefront of new ideas about architecture and design. The Great Hall and state rooms remain intact, refitted and redecorated to authentic 17th- and 18th-century specifications. Don't Miss - Kirby Hall's exceptionally rich decoration The view of the garden from the windows of the state rooms The fascinating audio tour with commentary by experts in garden history, conservation and country houses. The peacocks that live at Kirby Hall roam freely around the gardens.
Lyveden New Bield is an unfinished Elizabethan summer house in the parish of Aldwincle in North Northamptonshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building, classing it as a 'building of exceptional interest.' https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyveden Check website for booking details
Lyveden New Bield
Lyveden New Bield is an unfinished Elizabethan summer house in the parish of Aldwincle in North Northamptonshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building, classing it as a 'building of exceptional interest.' https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyveden Check website for booking details
Located between Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, south of Melton Mowbray, Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire. The well-preserved Iron Age hill fort dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land reaching 210m (690 ft), with superb views. A prominent landmark and ready-made arena, the hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit. Historically the area was pasture – famous for foxhunting and as a reputed birthplace of Stilton cheese. Today much land is arable, but dairy, beef and sheep also feature. Since 1970 Leicestershire County Council has leased this 35 hectare site from the Ernest Cook Trust. Car Park open every day til dusk
Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort
Located between Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, south of Melton Mowbray, Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire. The well-preserved Iron Age hill fort dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land reaching 210m (690 ft), with superb views. A prominent landmark and ready-made arena, the hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit. Historically the area was pasture – famous for foxhunting and as a reputed birthplace of Stilton cheese. Today much land is arable, but dairy, beef and sheep also feature. Since 1970 Leicestershire County Council has leased this 35 hectare site from the Ernest Cook Trust. Car Park open every day til dusk
Really good place to visit for a couple of hours with a good mixture of local history and an insight into local working life in the stone and slate industries the nice helpful ladies in attendance "one of the National Trust's smallest buildings". It's a 15th century building cramed with information boards and objects. The building is used as a museum which contains info on the "mining and preparation of Collyweston slates". This falls under the quirky collection of the National Trust so there are no toilets, shop or cafe.
National Trust - Priest's House, Easton on the Hill
38 West Street
Really good place to visit for a couple of hours with a good mixture of local history and an insight into local working life in the stone and slate industries the nice helpful ladies in attendance "one of the National Trust's smallest buildings". It's a 15th century building cramed with information boards and objects. The building is used as a museum which contains info on the "mining and preparation of Collyweston slates". This falls under the quirky collection of the National Trust so there are no toilets, shop or cafe.
Fascinating piece of history and very close by to The Hayloft The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed by Sir Thomas Tresham and constructed between 1593 and 1597 near Rushton, Northamptonshire, England. It is now in the care of English Heritage. The stone used for the construction was alternating bands of dark and light limestone. The lodge is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England. Tresham was a Roman Catholic and was imprisoned for a total of fifteen years in the late 16th century for refusing to become a Protestant. On his release in 1593, he designed the Lodge as a protestation of his faith. His belief in the Holy Trinity is represented everywhere in the Lodge by the number three: it has three walls 33 feet long, each with three triangular windows and surmounted by three gargoyles. Check opening times - but can be seen from the road https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rushton-triangular-lodge/facilities/
Rushton Triangular Lodge
Fascinating piece of history and very close by to The Hayloft The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed by Sir Thomas Tresham and constructed between 1593 and 1597 near Rushton, Northamptonshire, England. It is now in the care of English Heritage. The stone used for the construction was alternating bands of dark and light limestone. The lodge is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England. Tresham was a Roman Catholic and was imprisoned for a total of fifteen years in the late 16th century for refusing to become a Protestant. On his release in 1593, he designed the Lodge as a protestation of his faith. His belief in the Holy Trinity is represented everywhere in the Lodge by the number three: it has three walls 33 feet long, each with three triangular windows and surmounted by three gargoyles. Check opening times - but can be seen from the road https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rushton-triangular-lodge/facilities/
Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. By 1600 it had passed to Sir Thomas Cecil, son of Queen Elizabeth’s chief minister, who converted it into an almshouse for 12 poor ‘bedesmen’ over 30 years old and two women (over 45), all free of lunacy, leprosy or the French pox. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice. You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lyddington-bede-house/prices-and-opening-times/ At the same time as your visit eat at one of the two great pubs in Lyddington. The Marquess of Exeter and The Old White Hart
Lyddington Bede House
Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. By 1600 it had passed to Sir Thomas Cecil, son of Queen Elizabeth’s chief minister, who converted it into an almshouse for 12 poor ‘bedesmen’ over 30 years old and two women (over 45), all free of lunacy, leprosy or the French pox. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice. You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lyddington-bede-house/prices-and-opening-times/ At the same time as your visit eat at one of the two great pubs in Lyddington. The Marquess of Exeter and The Old White Hart
In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby in Nottinghamshire. The places where her body rested during the journey south to its tomb in Westminster Abbey were marked by stone crosses. The stately triangular Geddington cross, with its canopied statues surmounted by a slender hexagonal pinnacle, is the best-preserved of only three intact survivors. Other crosses stand at Hardingstone on the southern edge of Northampton, and at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. The first queen of Edward I would perhaps have been completely forgotten, had it not been for her husband’s dramatic memorials. Bridge Street, Geddington, Northamptonshire, NN14 1AH
Eleanor Cross, Geddington
In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby in Nottinghamshire. The places where her body rested during the journey south to its tomb in Westminster Abbey were marked by stone crosses. The stately triangular Geddington cross, with its canopied statues surmounted by a slender hexagonal pinnacle, is the best-preserved of only three intact survivors. Other crosses stand at Hardingstone on the southern edge of Northampton, and at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. The first queen of Edward I would perhaps have been completely forgotten, had it not been for her husband’s dramatic memorials. Bridge Street, Geddington, Northamptonshire, NN14 1AH