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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Central England

Central England is characterised by its numerous charming villages, stunning countryside and many fine churches and historic buildings. Its towns and cities offer a distinct cultural scene, superb shopping and the renown glass and pottery centres. Places to Visit in Central England Lygon Bar and Grill and The Chaddesley Restaurant at Brockencote Hall Hotel are listed below.
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The Lygon Bar & Grill is a relaxed and informal eating space at the heart of Broadway, set in the historic The Lygon Arms. The grill offers a seasonal British menu that celebrates fantastic local ingredients in a relaxed yet imaginative way. The highest-quality produce is at the heart of all dishes and has stemmed from friendly and sustainable relationships with Cotswolds suppliers, farmers and artisans to create a varied all-day dining menu.
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You might let slip an involuntary 'wow' as you approach Brockencote Hall. The stunning Victorian Country Manor House estate is set in 70 acres of countryside complete with sheep grazing in the fields, a lake and dovecote. You might say 'wow' too when you eat chef Tim Jenkins food because he's a real fine dining star in the making. You'll find plants, flowers and funghi from the hotel's ground in dishes such as pan-fried fillet of brill with confit duck gizzard and Jew's ear mushrooms. Other w...
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Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
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Grimsthorpe is great for families with young children, with miles of traffic-free trails, a woodland adventure playground and plenty of fresh air. There is a tearoom, a gift shop and extensive gardens - along with a castle to visit that has over 500 years of family stories to tell.
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Treetops Spa is set in the picturesque, peaceful village of Grasby on the beautiful and unspoilt Lincolnshire Wolds. Treetops offer on-site pampering treatmen
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Little Malvern Court, a 10 acre garden, attached to a former Benedictine Priory, offers magnificent views over the Severn valley. Laid out as garden rooms aroun
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Over the years, the Oak Room Restaurant has built a strong reputation. Dine beneath the 18th century Rococo ceiling and take in the stunning views.
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Just as the hotel’s secluded grounds and unique moat create a feeling of tranquility, so this enhanced by a visit to the spa, located in the gardens.
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Kedleston Hall has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. Visitors continue to be inspired by Robert Adam and his vision for this private palace, which is now open to all. From the curiosities of George Nathaniel Curzon's Eastern Museum to the more recently restored State Floor, there is plenty to enjoy both inside the Hall and within the grounds.
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Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House and gardens are noted for the intact layout dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, with courtyards, brick gazebos, terraces and the unique yew garden. The colourful borders give year round interest. In spring, daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells are a delightful distraction. Summer brings a blast of colour from herbaceous borders, climbing roses, honeysuckles and terrace beds. In autumn the foliage brings i...
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Hart's Kitchen believe in using the very best seasonal produce and are constantly reinventing their menu to make the most of the regions produce. Get ready to enjoy your culinary adventure and reserve your table online today. Using simple, fresh ingredients, head chef, Martin Sludds brings dishes to life with flair and technical skill.
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Expect gastronomic fireworks at this stone house restaurant with rooms from Head Chef Rupert Rowley and his highly-skilled team who are serious in both intent and execution. Now coming up to its 20th year, Fischer's Baslow Hall, located on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, with its swagged curtains, antiques and fine glassware, offers local and regional ingredients served with panache. Derbyshire beef comes with wild mushroom ravioli, rabbit loin is partnered with a langoustine reduction and...
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Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden Set in the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor House was extended in Elizabethan times by adding a floor above the hall. It contains Charles Paget Wade´s extraordinary collection of craftmanship and design. There are toys, musical instruments, clocks, weavers and spinners tools and a large collection of Japanese Samurai armour. Wade installed old panelling, barrel vaults and a maze of passages and the whole house is filled with curi...
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Discover Belvoir Castle and Castle The gardens have undergone several changes over the centuries, the latest being a two year programme that saw the Duchess and team bring the lost plants of Capability Brown to fruition. There are many new walks, for both able and less able visitors, through formal gardens on the castle terrace and into the woodland through the Japanese, Duchess's and Hermits gardens. A circuitous three-mile walk along the Duke's walk, takes in all the gardens and views...
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Charlecote Park is a place of surprising treasures. With 900 years of history and acres of parkland to explore, this beautiful property has gardens and parkland which are a haven for wildlife and carefully conserved for future generations.
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A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
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The history and heritage of the inn is evident in the main bar area, with original exposed beams and flagstones worn smooth with the passage of time.
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From tranquil pools and soothing water therapies to aqua detox and sensory showers, our luxury spa facilities provide head-to-toe relaxation for both body and mind. If that's not enough wind down under twinkly lights in our snooze room whilst relaxing on heated water beds or head over to the newest area, the sanctum. This stately Grade II-listed building in Staffordshire is renowned for providing luxury as standard, across the hotel and into the relaxation of the spa.
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Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House is a 16th century house, with most of the interior designed in the 1920s by Graham Baron Ash. On display is a fine collection of 17th and 18th century furniture, French and Flemish tapestries and a mixed collection of paintings. The sumptuous bedrooms are all oak panelled with four-poster beds. Queen Mary visited in 1927 and there are reminders of her visit throughout the house. The gardens have renowned long ...
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The Old Lion, in Harborough Magna, is a quintessentially English pub with some lovely modern twists that make it a must visit destination. Boasting a gin collection of over 50 types, including Persian blue marshmallow, and black tomato, this welcoming and friendly pub also has a wide selection of real ales, good quality wines and sumptuous spirits.
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Explore the exquisite Dudmaston Gardens Dudmaston is a delightful late 18th, early 19th century 8 acre garden, which is a mass of colour in spring with rhododendrons, azaleas viburnums and daffodils. Recently replanted herbaceous borders, roses, a bog garden and maples give later colour. Enjoy a walk in the Dingle, a wooded valley, the restored rock garden of local red sandstone or the popular `Big Pool´ surrounded by attractive plantings. Old fruit trees, shrubs and large specimen t...
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1919 is a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms. With panoramic Cotswol
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Explore the stunning grounds at Berrington Hall The gardens at Berrington Hall near Leominster in Herefordshire are classic Capability Brown design. Think 456 acres of sweeping parklands and walkways leading to fabulous viewpoints that show off the landscape at its very best vantage point. There are three marked routes to take which ensure you get fabulous vistas en route. There are Victorian pleasure gardens here an amble through which will take you past glowing yews and along laurel ...
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Overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is a haven of gastronomy. Beautifully landscaped gardens and opulent furnishings produce a comfortable bolthole.
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Visit the breathtaking Attingham Park The elegant 18th century mansion Attingham Park, with its three storey ionic portico at the entrance, is a wonderfully grand sight to behold. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, it sits in stunning parkland between the River Severn and Shrewsbury populated by fallow deer (and much wildlife besides, especially along the five mile stretch of river). Inside the house, don't miss the wonderful Picture Gallery, the dining room set for an evening ba...
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Food and drink will be at the forefront of your Mallory experience. With their many awards and exclusive Relais & Chateaux membership, you will be left with the feeling of quality and service you would expect from this award-winning hotel in Warwickshire. Food at Mallory Court is firmly based on seasonality, from the first spring asparagus, hand dived scallops and Cornish blue lobster moving through the year to venison, mallard and other game. The menus are constantly evolving, encompassin...
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The Orangery Restaurant menus are inspired by their historic building and grounds which include their 70 year old kitchen herb garden, fruiting apple and damson trees and a small fig tree. This Redditch restaurants menus change seasonally and they use an abundance of locally sourced and grown ingredients from field, land and sea.
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The Lost City Adventure Golf, based in the heart of Nottingham at The Cornerhouse, houses two separate 18 hole, rainforest themed, indoor adventure golf courses - Sacred Skull Pass and Temple Trail! Perfect for budding adventurers aged from 3 to 103, The Lost City is fantastic fun and suitable for everyone – whether you're looking for an activity to do with the family, fancy an adventure with your friends, fancy bringing that date you're trying to impress or want to beat the boss with you...
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An education in luxury and complete indulgence, Elan Spa at Mallory Court is the ultimate spa experience. Tucked amongst the trees in Mallory's glorious grounds, the spa is a peaceful retreat where you can de-stress in sublime, state of the art facilities whilst gazing over quintessential English gardens. Unwind in the thermal retreat, bathe in the Hydro pool or relax amongst nature in our outdoor vitality pool with a view! Indulge in spa rituals that will rebalance mind, body and spirit,...
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Castle House is an award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant in a quiet part of the city of Hereford, just a few minutes' walk from the historic cathedral. The hotel is owned and run by a local farming family which grows much of the restaurant's seasonal food in the kitchen garden on its nearby farm.
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Telford Hotel embraces a well-maintained, tree-lined 6,741-yard par 72 course designed in 170 acres close to the Shropshire's Severn Gorge by John Harris and Brian Griffiths in 1976. On-going improvements, including considerable drainage work, have enhanced the course that features tricky, good quality greens and thoughtful bunkering. Ideal for all standards of golfers the hotel is a well-used and popular destination for many golfing groups throughout the year and offers attractive packages....
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Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton House and Garden The home of the Ferrers family for some 500 years, the house and interiors of Baddesley Clinton reflect its Elizabethan heyday when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics. Open around the year, this is a step back in time and the guides are excellent ambassadors for the attraction, full of interesting information about the house and its history. The house and garden has a variety of wonderful features, look out for the...
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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 has been the venue for the English Boys Championship. Long drivers may find the course a bit short, but they must be straight because of the tree-lined fairways. The seventh is a good hole as is the par five eighth but the 168 yard par three 15th w...
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Discover the secret hiding place of a King Moseley Old Hall is an Elizabethan timberwork house, built in 1600 by Henry Pitt, it was clad in red brick in 1870. It is famous for its association with Charles 11, who hid here after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The hiding place he used and the bed he slept in can be viewed. On display are a good collection of 17th century oak furniture, panelling and pewter. The attic contains a small chapel and in the roof are many cramped priest hol...
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Explore the beautiful grounds of Rockingham Castle 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 footprint of the medieval castle. The vast 400-year-old `Elephant Hedge´ dissects the formal 17th-century terraced gardens. The circular yew hedge stands on the site of the mot and bailey and provides shelter for the rose garden....
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At Reflections Spa at The Club Forest Pines experience the warm glow of the treatment room, filled with soft music, delicate scents and expert hands to relieve your stresses and ease your tense muscles. Set within 190 acres of lush Lincolnshire countryside, Reflections maximises its salubrious position with outdoor activities (the 27 hole golf course is not-to-be-missed) while inside it doesn't fall short of ways to revitalise and relax thanks to the luxury pool, sauna, ice fountain and aroma...
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Following the dissolution of the monasteries, Stoneleigh Abbey was converted from a Cistercian monastic house into a magnificent stately home, surrounded by 690 acres of parkland and gardens. There have been many famous visitors over the centuries, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Jane Austen.
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Explore the beautiful Hardwick Hall Designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick, Hardwick Hall is one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, surviving almost unchanged. The Hall contains one of Europe´s best collections of contemporary furniture, embroideries and tapestries, together with a permanent display of 16th century needlework. In the grounds are the ruins of Hardwick Old Hall, where Bess was born. The house is surrounded by four walled courtyards, an aromatic garden and the f...
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Explore a beautiful seasonal Garden at Benthall Hall This charming 19th century terraced garden is small but having once been the domain of botanist George Maw, is stuffed with fabulous items of horticultural interest. Highlights include a gorgeous rose garden, fruit trees, oceans of clematis and peonies and freely naturalised crocuses and daffodils. If you possibly can, get on the tour led by the head gardener who will lead you around the site and give you a wonderful potted history o...
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Experience The Breathtaking Views Of The Peak District National Park Britain's first national park, established in 1951, is visited by people from all over the world. They come to find peace, tranquillity and adventure, experiencing some of England's finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling. The National Park is also home to 38,000 people. The local economy is based on tourism, farming, quarrying and manufacturing.
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Even the uninitiated among us will have heard of Ragdale Hall. One of the most celebrated health resorts in Britain, this rural Leicestershire retreat, benefitt
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Home to the Berkeley family for more than 400 years, Spetchley is filled with rare plants, trees and shrubs that have been collected from around the world and nurtured carefully, to create a garden that is inspired and imaginative, with vistas that delight all that see them.
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Explore a beautiful riverside garden at The Weir Used for many years as a spot for swimming, fishing and boating, The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. Carpets of snowdrops then daffodils then bluebells run between ancient trees throughout the spring while summer's warm days are spent by visitors sitting and picnicking by the Wye amidst wild flowers and wild life. In autumn a visit to the walled garden is a must, its ripe seasonal produce burstin...
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Explore the stunning Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Once the playground of the Pelham Clintons, the Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber Park near Worksop is now a stunning 3,800 acre expanse of heathland, woods and farmland including a vast lake and the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe, stretching for two miles. Several miles of walks and cycle tracks encompass the lake and it's a popular spot for locals in need of some country air. The park's grand house was demolished in the 1930...
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Explore the Beautiful Biddulph Grange Gardens James Bateman's Victorian Biddulph Grange Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent was beautifully restored by the National Trust and the result is a day out that allows you to journey the world via its plants. The garden has a number of themed areas so you will find yourself wandering from the Chinese Temple to the Egyptian Court and onto the Pinetum, the Dahlia Walk and the Himalayan Glen. There are tunnels, passageways and undulating paths that wea...
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Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
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The King's Arms is a cosy award-winning country inn nestled deep within the stunning Cotswold countryside. As a true countryside pub, they also serve delicious British cuisine using the best seasonal and locally sourced produce. The menu offers a wonderful range of dishes to satisfy every palette. Daily specials are handwritten on a blackboard and are cleverly complimented with a selection of lighter snacks. Set menus are also available. Sink into comfortable leather arm chairs while wa...