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Charnwood Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Queen's Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough

Charnwood Museum, Queen's Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire

There’s something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you’ve learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood... more

Belvoir Castle Gardens [Garden]

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle Gardens, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir Castle gardens surround the rustic summerhouse, dating from 1800. The gardens have been lovingly restored to their original beauty, set in a natural ampitheatre with fresh water springs, lawns and small architectural features, carefully... more

Twinlakes Park [Attraction / Activity]

Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray

Twinlakes Park, Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Twinlakes Park: There is a massive splash landing at Twinlakes Park this summer with the recent unveiling of the brand spanking new, 22 foot drop, Dragonfall Log Flume!!! The fantastic new attraction turned the taps on for the first time this Easter... more

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa [Spa]

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa, Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Even the uninitiated among us will have heard of Ragdale Hall. One of the most celebrated health resorts in Britain, this rural Leicestershire retreat, benefitting from views of rolling hills and salubrious country air, is hailed for its... more

Belvoir Castle [Historic House]

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire as it exists today is the fourth castle to stand on the grounds and this current incarnation was built in the early 19th century after a fire ravaged what stood there before. The home of the Duke and Duchess of... more

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park, Ambion Lane, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

With the remains of Richard III being discovered under a Leicester car park, the Bosworth Battlefield where he lived his last moments has never seemed more relevant. The visitor centre and country park tells you all you will ever need to know about... more

Snibston Discovery Museum [Attraction / Activity]

Ashby Road, Coalville

Snibston Discovery Museum, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire

Snibston is a multi-award-winning interactive museum specialising in science and technology, engineering, transport, fashion, history and mining. Based on the former Snibston Colliery, it comprises 7 hands-on galleries, a children’s outside play... more

Longcliffe Golf Club [Golf Course]

Snells Nook Lane, Nanpantan, Loughborough

Longcliffe Golf Club, Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Longcliffe is set on the lower slopes of Charnwood Forest and is covered in silver birch, oak, pine, beech, gorse and broom. An indication of it quality is that it has twice hosted the Curtis Cup team in preparation for their clash with the USA and... more

Rutland County Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Catmose Street, Oakham

Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland

Rutland County Museum is the perfect introduction to England´s smallest county. The `Welcome to Rutland´ display is a brief guide to the history of Rutland and compliments displays of local archaeology, history and an extensive rural life collection.... more

Melbourne Hall Gardens [Garden]

Melbourne Hall, Church Square, Melbourne

Melbourne Hall Gardens, Melbourne Hall, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Melbourne Hall gardens were planned by Rt Hon Thomas Coke in the early 18th century. The colourful and tranquil gardens are designed with paths intersected by streams that flow through the grounds. Rare shrubs and historic statuary compliment this... more

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery [Garden]

Annwell Lane, Smisby, Ashby-De-La-Zouch

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery, Annwell Lane, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Derbyshire

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery: Our beautiful woodland garden was created in 1992 and now covers an area of nine acres. British native trees were first planted to provide shelter and into the wood that this created were planted hundreds of unusual... more

Calke Abbey [Garden]

Ticknell, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknell, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the house that time forgot and it's hauntingly beautiful gardens There’s something compelling about the faded grandeur of Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire, its neglected paintwork and overgrown courtyard telling the... more

Calke Abbey [Historic House]

Ticknall, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire


Take a trip back in time at Calke Abbey Calke Abbey near Derby makes for an altogether different trip back in time. The paintwork is peeling, the once smart courtyards overgrown and many parts of the estate in need of repair. The... more

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Kelmarsh, Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parkland and beautiful gardens. The Hall´s elegant 18th century plasterwork is complemented by Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler´s 20th century decoration... more

Kelmarsh Hall [Garden]

Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic mid-20th century garden now largely restored. The grass terrace below the garden front of the Hall, with its rows of pleached limes on either side, together with the tapis vert, a wild flower meadow beyond, flanked by... more

Barnsdale Hall Hotel [Spa]

Barnsdale, Oakham

Barnsdale Hall Hotel, Barnsdale, Oakham, Rutland

Imagine this: immersing yourself in a pool full of warm Dead Sea salt water, laying back and watching the twinkling starry ceiling. This signature treatment at Barnsdale Hall Hotel Spa, overlooking Rutland Waters, reflects its approach of health... more

Rockingham Castle & Gardens [Garden]

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle & Gardens, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Castle and gardens stand on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over five counties and the Welland Valley below. Surrounding the castle are some 12 acres of gardens largely following the foot print of the medieval castle. The... more

Rockingham Castle [Historic House]

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror and was regularly used by the early Kings of England until it was granted to Edward Watson in the 16th century, whose ancestors still live there. It is a Tudor building within Norman walls, but... more

Barnsdale Gardens [Garden]

The Avenue, Exton, Oakham

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Oakham, Rutland

Barnsdale Gardens: Originally the home of the BBC's Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale now houses 38 individually designed garden 'rooms', linked by beautifully landscaped borders. The newest addition is a Winter Border dedicated to Barnsdale's... more

Risley Hall [Spa]

Derby Road, Risley, Derby

Risley Hall, Derby Road, Derby, Derbyshire

Risley Hall, a country escape with bags of character, has got its wellbeing priorities spot on. A beautiful manor house in Derbyshire, whose ivy-clad walls date back to the 11th Century, not only offers a comfortable bed to rest in at night but also... more

Nottingham Castle [Historic House]

Nottingham

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

Nottingham Castle [Museum / Art Gallery]

Nottingham

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

Galleries of Justice [Attraction / Activity]

Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham

Galleries of Justice, Shire Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

It doesn’t get more interactive than at the Galleries of Justice, where you may well be called upon to defend a criminal accused of such dastardly crimes as stealing a length of ribbon from a draper’s shop. The home to the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham... more

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum [Historic House]

Wollaton, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588 and set in a scenic 500 acre historic park. Inside,... more

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Wollaton, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588 and set in a scenic 500 acre historic park. Inside,... more

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park [Garden]

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall stands on a natural hill 2 miles west of Nottingham City Centre. Located within 500 acres of historic deer park, with a rich diversity of habitats and species. See herds of red and fallow deer roaming wild, stroll around the historic... more

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens [Garden]

Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Cottesbrooke Hall´s award winning gardens are set in delightful rural Northamptonshire. Reputed to be the pattern for Jane Austen´s `Mansfield Park´. Huge 300-year-old cedars set off magnificent pools, lily-ponds and double herbaceous borders... more

Cottesbrooke Hall [Historic House]

Cottesbrooke, Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall, Cottesbrooke, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A classic country house cocooned by acres of lush grounds and woodland, Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire is a Queen Ann mansion built back in 1702 which many believe to be the inspiration for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Inside, portraits,... more

Lamport Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Lamport, Northampton

Lamport Hall & Gardens, Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Lamport Hall & Gardens are a hidden gem set in beautiful countryside. The Hall contains a delightful collection of art and furniture accumulated over four centuries by the Isham family, including some beautiful pieces collected on the Grand Tour. ... more

Belvoir Castle [Historic House]

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire as it exists today is the fourth castle to stand on the grounds and this current incarnation was built in the early 19th century after a fire ravaged what stood there before. The home of the Duke and Duchess of... more

Belvoir Castle Gardens [Garden]

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle Gardens, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir Castle gardens surround the rustic summerhouse, dating from 1800. The gardens have been lovingly restored to their original beauty, set in a natural ampitheatre with fresh water springs, lawns and small architectural features, carefully... more

Luffenham Heath Golf Club [Golf Course]

Stamford Road, Ketton, Stamford

Luffenham Heath Golf Club, Stamford Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Luffenham opens gently. Don't be fooled, the 412 yard second is one of the best holes on the course with menacing fairway bunkers and a severely sloping green while the 320 yard eighth is a risk-reward tee shot although playing short of the fairway... more

The Nottingham Belfry [Spa]

Mellors Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham

The Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Contemporary yet super snug, the spa at the Nottingham Belfry, found of the outskirts of the busy city, will have your senses fully revived. The slick hotel is a magnet for doing business, which means after a non-stop conference or hard won contract... more

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station [Attraction / Activity]

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Meadow Lane, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Enthusiasts of steam and all the connected paraphernalia are in for a treat at this richly informative attraction in Staffordshire. This is thought to be Britain’s most complete Victorian pumping station and is crammed with tools and equipment... more

Obsession Salon & Spa [Spa]

Branston Golf & Country Club, Branston, Burton upon Trent

Obsession Salon & Spa, Branston Golf & Country Club, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Obsession Salon & Spa is the ultimate holistic experience in sublime luxury hair, beauty and spa treatments and services. This stunning urban retreat is set by the tranquil River Trent in Branston, Staffordshire and is the only spa in the region to... more

Boughton Park [Garden]

Kettering

Boughton Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire

The Park at Boughton House includes a great spread of lawns, lakes, waterways, woods and avenues of trees. This Grade 1 listed Designed Landscape is currently being restored, inspired by the original plans of 1746. In July 2009, a new 21st century... more

Boughton House [Historic House]

Kettering

Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

The home of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Boughton House in Kettering, Northants, sits surrounded by idyllic English landscape and chocolate box country villages. The house, once a modest manor, was purchased by the Montagu family in 1528... more

Drayton Manor Theme Park [Attraction / Activity]

Tamworth

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Drayton Manor theme park is packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. The park features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around including Apocalypse, the world’s first stand up tower... more

Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club [Golf Course]

Moor Road, Morley, Derby

Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club, Moor Road, Derby, Derbyshire

Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel offers 36 holes of challenging golf for players of all skill levels and set on the grounds of a 13th century estate with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The Moorland Course is gently designed through... more

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel [Spa]

Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Coventry

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Maxstoke Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire

Separated from the main hotel, Cedarwood Spa at the Marriott Forest of Arden occupies a quiet idyll of its own. Benefitting from a private entrance and reception, feel the welcome hush of this Warwickshire retreat as you step across the threshold.... more

Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club [Golf Course]

Maxstoke Lane, Coventry

Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club, Maxstoke Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire

The Arden course has become a regular European Tour venue, a 7,213 yard challenge created by Donald Steel in 1970 and now maturing into a classic parkland course with many feature holes - but it can play long. Perhaps the 18th is the most dramatic, a... more

Althorp [Historic House]

The Stables, Althorp, Northampton

Althorp, The Stables, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Even if Diana Princess of Wales had no connection with Althorp (pronounced Allthorp, don’t you know), it would still be a simply lovely country house to visit in the languid Northamptonshire countryside. The house dates back to the early 1500s and... more

Althorp [Attraction / Activity]

The Stables, Althorp, Northampton

Althorp, The Stables, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Even if Diana Princess of Wales had no connection with Althorp (pronounced Alltrop, don’t you know), it would still be a simply lovely country house to visit in the languid Northamptonshire countryside. The house dates back to the early 1500s and... more

The Belfry [Golf Course]

Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield

The Belfry, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Walk in the footsteps of legends… and experience world-famous holes, stunning views and exhilarating match play: Golf at The Belfry has it all. As the UK headquarters of the PGA and spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, the noble ... more

Northamptonshire County Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton

Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A traditional and inland course with a mix of heathland and parkland, Northamptonshire now has has 21 holes. The original 18 holes were designed by Harry Colt and later James Braid altered the pattern and arrangement of many bunkers and the 18th... more

Lyveden New Bield [Garden]

Near Oundle, Peterborough

Lyveden New Bield, Near Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire


Explore the Fascinating Lyveden New Bield The National Trust has taken the Lyveden New Bield, a building started but never finished by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholicism in the 1500s and early 1600s, and turned it into a... more

Kedleston Hall [Garden]

Nr Quarndon, Derby

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the stunning house and grounds of Keddleston Hall Kedleston Hall´s pleasure grounds and landscaped park were laid out by the 1st Lord Scarsdale, with designs and buildings by Robert Adam. A feature is the Long Walk, which... more

Kedleston Hall [Historic House]

Nr Quarndon, Derby

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the stunning house and grounds of Keddleston Hall Kedleston Hall is a classical Palladian mansion built in the mid-18th century for the Curzon family. The house has the most complete sequence of Robert Adam interiors in... more

Burghley House [Historic House]

Stamford

Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Should you be fortunate enough to be sitting on the sweeping lawns of Burghley House, the spires of Stamford in the distance and the glorious 16th century building behind you, you would truly appreciate how bygone landscape gardeners, architects and... more

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