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East Anglia

East Anglia is a region of great beauty and romantic landscapes, and not surprisingly is the spiritual heartland of England's famous painters, Gainsborough and Constable. From St Albans with its Roman remains to Cambridge the home of one of England's most famous universities, East Anglia is full of wonderful churches, cathedrals and stately homes. Combined with the amusement parks, cross country walks and watersports, and you'll find something of interest for all ages.
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The perfect base to explore the Norfolk countryside. The hotel boasts individually designed rooms and luxury suites. Despite its rural location and picturesque
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The English Whisky Co. was England's first registered whisky distillery in over 100 years, nestled in the heart of Norfolk between Norwich and Newmarket.
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Bressingham is South Norfolk's largest tourist attraction, for this is where founder Alan Bloom combined his his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam! Bressingham now boats 4 railways, almost 20 acres of gardens, the Dad's Army museum, and many other interesting exhibits.
Since it opened in 1990, Strattons has been determined to make the best use possible of the seasonal produce that is available locally and in the wider Norfolk area. Eggs are from the hotel's own chickens and fruit is picked in the on-site orchard. All food is prepared on-site, and awards have been plenty over the years, for the food, wine, service and overall appeal.
There's a lovely story behind the creation of Gooderstone Water Gardens near Swaffham in Norfolk. Retired farmer Billy Knights began creating the gardens at the age of 70 back in 1970 after his son joked that the land there was too wet for cattle to graze and only fit to be a water garden. Setting out his plans on the back of a piece of wallpaper, Billy's imagination was fired and he set about getting the diggers to work on the meadow. By the age of 93, he had created a haven for garden lover...
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Discover the romantic moated manor house and gardens, Oxburgh Hall The Oxburgh Hall garden surrounds the wonderful moated Tudor manor house built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family. Lawns fringed with fine trees, a Victorian parterre planted by Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld in the mid 19th century, lined with box and permanent plantings of Cineraria `Silver Dust´ and Ruta graveolens `Jackman´s Blue´. The dazzling summer bedding for the parterre included ageratums and French marigolds. The ...
Discover the romantic moated manor house, Oxburgh Hall Oxburgh Hall is a moated manor house with a magnificent Tudor gatehouse, built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family, who still live there today. The rooms show how the house developed over the years from medieval to Victorian comfort, and include an outstanding display of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick. The Kings Room is panelled and hung with tapestries and in a corner is an accessible priest´s hole. There are ...
A unique inland nature reserve, with a variety of wildlife habitats and five unique gardens to explore.
Pensthorpe Natural Park has lots to delight and entertain for the whole family. There are five superb gardens that are a picture throughout the year, as well as
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Discover a fantastic day out at Blickling Estate A short drive from the sandy beaches of Norfolk, the Blickling estate has long been one of the county's top attractions. Once the home of the Boleyn family, the estate stretches across almost 5000 acres, its grand Jacobean house looming over sweeping parkland. Get hold of a map of the walks on the estate and set off to discover lost buildings or join up with the Weaver's Way which runs across parts of the estate. The garden has interes...
Discover a fantastic day out at Blickling Estate Blicking Hall hosts an exciting range of stunning landscaped gardens, peaceful parterres and imposing Jacobean mansion, to create a lovely day out. Explore the sixteen rooms of this house (which has been called home by everyone from the Boleyn family to the RAF) including the lovely Long Gallery which has one of the most important book collections in the country. The National Trust has also put on an excellent display of how life was abov...
This 3.5 acre walled garden dates back to around 1700 but was probably extended around in the 1760s. It's huge walls, one heated on the north side, are in good condition. The walled garden has a dividing wall down the middle that separates the vast kitchen garden with a smaller ornamental pleasure garden. The kitchen garden is unusual for containing an internal walled area designed to maximise the south facing aspect, and used to contain exotic (for the time) fruit such as pineapples. T...
With something for everyone to enjoy, Hoveton Hall Gardens is the perfect place to relax and enjoy stunning vistas and walks.
On a medieval site surrounding a moated Tudor house, there are many different planting opportunities - from a working walled vegetable garden to a bog garden, f
The Angel's award-winning selection of AA rosette food and drink, serving superb modern British cuisine. Our head chef continually surprises with a curious twist of something delicious, sourcing fresh local produce from surrounding market gardeners. The breads baked in house are testament to the care taken to achieve that special taste and there are 30 varieties of quality wines all served by the glass.
Tuddenham Mill has been carefully and stylishly refurbished to provide a fabulous dining experience in a stunning setting. This traditional Suffolk watermill, close to Newmarket, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, has a great ambience, and the passion of the team behind the restaurant is evident throughout.
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This long-established, beautiful parkland course is set in 150 acres of undulating Suffolk countryside. It is host to the Suffolk Amateur in 2019, and the course provides a challenge for all standards of golf. The clubhouse provides a warm welcome and a fabulous standard of catering.
Discover one of Britain's best Landscape parks, with woodland walks and stunning coastal views Sheringham Park gardens were designed by Humphry Repton in 1812, and are one of his outstanding achievements. The large woodland garden is particularly famous for its spectacular display of rhododendrons and azaleas (flowering in May-June). There are stunning views of the north Norfolk coast and countryside from the viewing towers and many delightful waymarked walks through the park and matur...
Discover the beautiful Felbrigg Hall in the heart of East Anglia The 17th century Felbrigg Hall has a delightful walled garden, combining productive and ornamental gardening. Fruit and vegetables abound and provide fresh produce for the restaurant. Espaliered fruit trees, vines and figs trained on the old brick walls while beds contain dahlias, roses and herbaceous plantings as well as herbs. The ornamental pond is surrounded by lavender `Hidcote´, very popular with bees from the hives...
Discover the beautiful Felbrigg Hall in the heart of East Anglia Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest 17th century houses in East Anglia, with its original 18th century collection of furniture, mainly English and French, and one of the largest collections of Grand Tour paintings by a single artist. The outstanding library, with Gothic bookcases, has a collection of leather bound books. The restored Walled Garden has a working dovecote and the National Collection of Colchicums. The orange...
The Wiveton Bell is situated a mile from Blakeney, close to the unspoilt salt marshes of the North Norfolk coastal landscape which is a listed site of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection has over 150 working tanks, guns and vehicles, in addition to thousands of smaller military exhibits. It tells the story of
Sandringham House, Her Majesty The Queen's private home, is set in 60 acres of beautiful gardens. All the main ground-floor rooms used by The Royal Family, containing absorbing collections of porcelain, jade and family portraits, are open to the public, as well as the fascinating Museum and the charming parish church.
Sandringham House, Her Majesty The Queen's private home, is set in 60 acres of beautiful gardens. All the main ground-floor rooms used by The Royal Family, containing absorbing collections of porcelain, jade and family portraits, are open to the public, as well as the fascinating Museum and the charming parish church.
Enjoy a fantastic day out on the world's smallest public railway. Steam trains run regularly between the seaside town of Wells next the Sea and Walsingham, home of the well-known shrines and abbey. It's nostalgic, fun and a great experience for the whole family.
Amidst acres of gorgeous parkland, Holkham Hall is unique with stunning architecture, amazing art, original furniture and classical statuary. This 18th-century Palladian house is an enticing treasure trove and, above all, still very much a lived-in family home.
Ickworth makes an exception day out, with plenty to see for all the family. The Rotunda was built in the 18th century to house the treasures and artefacts collected by the 4th Earl of Bristol on his grand tours of Europe, and is quite something. The rather eccentric Hervey family continued to add to the collection for the next 200 years, and also built one the very first Italianate gardens in this country. Having explored the gardens and parkland, visitors can travel back to the 1930s...
Explore the architectural marvel of Ickworth House Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In the drawing room are two fine Portugese pier glasses in heavy gilt Rococo. The house is surrounded by an Italian garden, an orangery and temple rose garden, and set in a Capability Brown p...
Climb aboard the Poppy Line, North Norfolk The Poppy Line runs from the Victorian resort of Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and up through the heathland to the Georgian town of Holt. Superb views of coast and country. Full-size mainline steam engines, 3 superbly restored stations, William Marriott Museum at Holt station, railway carriage home at Holt station, refreshments at all stations, picnic area, giftshop and buffet at Sheringham station. Steam trains most days April t...
As visitors walk through the wrought-iron gates at Holkham Walled Garden, they are transported to a calm and beautiful scene, filled with flowers, vegetables and fruits. The Victorian greenhouses are a delight, and there is also a vineyard, as well as resident chickens and bees.
The restaurant at The Grove Cromer opened in 2011 serving locally produced seasonal food to both residents and non-residents alike. In 2014, The Grove was awarded two rosettes for culinary excellence and these were retained in 2016. Norfolk is famed for it's wealth of natural produce and The Grove has always tried to put this at its forefront. Seasonal dishes include Gunton venison, Hevingham chicken, seafood fished out of Lowestoft and Colchester, as well as crabs and lobsters caught daily...
Helmingham Hall Gardens, the ancestoral home of the Tollemache family for the past 500 years, who enjoy sharing their passion for the beautiful gardens. Surrounded by the impressive Tudor moated Hall set in a 400 year old ancient deer park. Complimented by a wonderful balance of nature and the modern accents inspired by the current Lady Tollemache, a well-known garden designer and Chelsea Gold Medal Winner. There is a relaxed atmosphere for people to enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the ...
This self-guided Treasure Hunt exploration takes you on a real-life adventure through the heart of Cromer. Hunt high and low to solve the sneaky clues along the
Heacham Manor Hotel is the first golf hotel in the West Norfolk area, and the Championship length 18-hole golf course is a challenging course with some of the best greens in the area. The Course is designed in a links style and will challenge all levels of golfers. The natural features of the Heacham and Ringstead rivers run through the course and the design maximises these to their full potential, being an integral part of the 3rd, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes. The course also b...
Heacham Manor's Mulberry Spa offers a truly relaxing experience. The highly trained therapists deliver treatments from Temple Spa, for total relaxation.
The Mulberry Restaurant at Heacham Manor Hotel was established in 2009 and is dedicated to celebrating the fantastic local produce on its doorstep. With an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence, the Mulberry Restaurant's Chefs work to carefully curate menus for each season to represent the best of the county's offerings. Taking full advantage of Norfolk's delectable ingredients.
Sitting on the stunning North Norfolk coast, this pretty inn dates back to the 16th century, and it remains an enticing location for visitors who want a comfortable place to stay and an excellent meal. Mixing modern style with rustic chic, The Chequers Inn has a friendly and relaxed ambience that appeals to locals and visitors.
The history of The Lifeboat Inn goes back more than 500 years, and this hotel, restaurant and bar has been welcoming visitors for centuries. Set on the North Norfolk coast, once visitors step inside The Lifeboat Inn, the heritage of the place simply stands out.
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel in Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, has been placed in Britain's Top 100 Restaurants by the Sunday Times and Harden's Guide and UK' Top 30 French Restaurants in 2016'. Expect modern French cooking displays with fresh twists and clear flavours. There's daily changing menus featuring best Suffolk and East Anglia produce as well as a superbly appointed French and local cheese board. Service from the team at The Great House is all about being knowledgeable, persona...
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Sutherland House offers good food in comfortable, contemporary surroundings and is passionate about locally sourced, fresh food. Food miles are published against each item on the menu so pan fried mackerel with samphire, spinach and balsamic racks up 14 food miles, while the chef's signature rack of English lamb, butternut squash puree, crushed new potatoes and local vegetables has travelled just 4 miles to the plate with the veg sourced from the hotel's allotment up the road. Sutherland Hous...
Sometimes called Kensington On Sea, Southwold attracts many folk who are looking for the ultimate English seaside experience. The Crown's crowded bar with yellow walls and high-backed pews serves lighter food while the more formal green dining room in the handsome hotel is where you'll find modern British dishes devised by executive head chef Tyler Torrance. Local produce gets Mediterranean twist in starters such as thinly sliced rare Sotherton fillet of beef with rocket, Parmesan and calamar...
Private tours through The Jockey Club Rooms can be organised on dates that fall outside of the racing calendar. These intriguing tours, which incorporate comical stories of rich and well known racing nobility, last approximately 90 minutes and can be orchestrated to incorporate lunch, evening tea or supper. Outside of our racing calendar we are happy to arrange exclusive bespoke tours of Newmarket for private groups via our affinity with Discover Newmarket. In the past these tours have no...
Whatever time of day, the views across the sea and around the idyllic coastal bay of Southwold are stunning from our restaurant. Feel the waves lapping beneath your feet as you tuck into a fabulous feast, there's always fresh fish on the menu and a delightful range of platters to pick from. Alfresco dining is also available, sip a glass of beautiful wine in the gentle breeze of the sea and enjoy one of our classically prepared dishes. Where possible our food is locally sourced and always f...
Hidden Treasure for ALL to enjoy… Get away from it all, relax and unwind at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa where our friendly, helpful staff are committed to ensuring your visit is perfect. Our family-run and owned hotel boasts 90 spacious rooms, many with balconies where you can relax and enjoy beautiful views over 120 acres of historic parkland. Savor a lovely meal in the recently refurbished Park Restaurant, taking in fantastic views over our award-winning golf course, o...
Newmarket's two magical racecourses, The Rowley Mile and The July Course, together form a great venue in the East of England. But not only are they used for the exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing but you will also find pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conference and events facilities. Newmarket Racecourses host around 40 race days in the year – split between The Rowley Mile and The July Course. Highlights on The Rowley ...
Discover the exciting History of Melford Hall Melford Hall is one of East Anglia´s most celebrated Elizabethan houses that has changed little since 1578, and has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. The original panelling is still in the banqueting hall, which is filled with family portraits, also a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms and a fine collection of furniture and porcelain. On display is a small collection of memorabilia from Beatrix Potter, who was related to...
Explore the beautiful gardens of Peckover House Peckover House & Garden is a charming 2-acre Victorian garden at the rear of a Georgian house on the North Brink in the middle of Wisbech, described as `The National Trust´s best town garden´. A spacious lawn is shaded by specimen trees including a ginko and tulip tree. The eastern edge of the garden is planted with laurels, hollies, box and yew, forming a wilderness area. There is colourful border planting, cutting flowers, a wonderful c...
Discover the fascinating history of Peckover House Peckover House and Garden, facing the River Nene built in 1722. This merchant's town house is renowned for its fine plaster and wood rococo decoration and also displays on the Quaker banking family who owned it. It houses an interesting collection of paintings and portraits, the breakfast room has a collection of watercolours including works by Cotman and Cox. The rare 2-acre Victorian garden includes an orangery, summer houses, herba...
Step back in time at Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo in the heart of rural suffolk is the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds where a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. award-winning Exhibition tells the story of Anglo-saxon East Anglia plus full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber and incredible replica treasures. A fascinating day out for everyone. restaurant, shop, children´s play area, woodland t...
The popularity of the waterside Eaterie Restaurant makes it a destination for many Suffolk locals, and visitors from further afield. The dishes are modern & continue to surprise with a curious and delicious twist. Our head chef is always looking for fresh local produce when he's not in the kitchen. His passion for supporting Suffolk's small holders and independent producers is with good cause when you sample some of the tasty delights the team produce. Enjoy the view of the waterfront, ...
Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Thousands of people flock to Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill each January to March to witness the wonderful Snowdrop Festival that takes place annually in the Winter Garden and on the Woodland Walk. But there is plenty more to see here through the year. This hundred-acre garden, created from 1926 onwards by the first Lord Fairhaven, is a lovely and rather grand blend of 17th century French style and 18th cen...
Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill In stark contrast to its original purpose as an abbey for religious worship, this Jacobean-style mansion Its owner in the 1930s was the future Lord Fairhaven and he took on the house with the intention of making it a place to entertain guests, party a lot and generally live in pre-war luxury. Thus its contents now reflect the good life, with exquisite pieces of furniture, silver and tapestries adorning the house ...
The Crown in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland is just a 90 minute drive from London. Offering boutique, yet affordably indulgent rooms, well-presented bistro food and an array of good drinking options and located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Crown is the perfect getaway. The 16th century pub has an intimate, relaxed interior and modern dining room with a couple of cosy corners. When the weather is fine there is a choice of outdoor seating areas. The fi...
Here at Nine Jars we are all about relaxing, socialising and having a great time. Whether you are eating or drinking with us we want you to feel right at home! Need anything, just ask. From the minute we open in the morning to the moment we close the doors at night we are dedicated to serving you fabulous food and delightful drinks. Our menus are all designed to complement each other, our range of on tap beers each complement dishes on the small plates menu and our charcuterie wit...
Midsummer common and the River Cam provide a serene setting for this converted Victorian villa. Ask for one of the well spaced, linen covered tables in the conservatory dining room and order the 10-13 course tasting menu to sample the latest of chef Daniel Clifford's daring creations. Dishes include parsley risotto, snail, yeast and Jabugo ham or a pre-dessert of “apple test tube”, but you'll also find more classic combinations such as slow-roast fillet of beef, shallot and celeriac with esse...
The contemporary brasserie bar and restaurant is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends as well as for business gatherings.
Your wild adventure awaits…discover over 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo! A great day out for all the family!
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Built about 1130, The Manor Hemingford Grey is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. It was made famous as ‘Green Knowe' by author Lucy Boston. Her patchwork collection is on show. The garden has topiary, old roses, award winning irises and herbaceous borders.
Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. Here the author Lucy Boston based her Green Knowe books and readers feel that they are walking into the books. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite patchworks. They form the only collection of this calibre worldwide, which can be seen in the house where they were made. The 3 1/2 acre garden contains topiary, old roses and mixed herbaceous borders filled with mainly scented plants of year-round ...
Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the 19th and 20th century) by offering up a whole host of activities such as meeting the horses and costumed characters in the stables, hearing about what cook used to make in the kitchen and tours led by dressed up staff detailing what life was like above and bel...
Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the 19th and 20th century) by offering up a whole host of activities such as meeting the horses and costumed characters in the stables, hearing about what cook used to make in the kitchen and tours led by dressed up staff detailing what life was like above and belo...
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a Grade I listed medieval house, surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens. The Hall contains displays about the history of Spaldin
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If the waterside location and villagey feel of the newly refurbished Cambridge Belfry aren't enough to ease you into a more serene disposition, their spa guarantees to do the job. Take your horizontal position on the comfy treatment couch and let your mind drift off while your face and body get preened and pampered. There's a big choice of irresistible therapies – the signature rituals are designed just for Qhotels and come highly recommended. There's no need to stay upright for long, take a ...
Shepreth Wildlife Park is one of East Anglia's major attractions participating in endangered breeding programmes, and raising over £300k for conservation projects worldwide working alongside Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity. Today, there are over 100 species to see and meet with keeper talks and demonstrations every half hour throughout the day.
Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate Wimpole Hall has a twenty-acre garden with a 350-acre park beyond. The garden has undergone several phases of landscape and garden design since the 17th century. The park has been landscaped by Bridgeman, `Capability´ Brown and Repton. There is an outstanding folly and notable Chinese Bridge, as well as a 2 1/4 mile avenue originally of elms, but now replanted with limes. A formal garden surrounds the house, dating from the 17th century. Enclosed by...
Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate Wimpole Hall Farm is a magnificent 18th century house, reputed to be the largest in Cambridgeshire was built for the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke. The interior is a rich mixture of 18th century decoration, by the designers Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane, with displays of fine furniture, paintings and porcelain. The Yellow Drawing Room, by Soane, is like a church nave with arches rising to a clear glass lantern above. The Great Barn has a collection of farm im...
Dating back to the 16th century, Sheene Mill is an historic mill house on the River Mel. There are spectacular views over the mill pond and out to the Cambridgeshire countryside, and the venue is hugely popular for weddings and celebration events.
Discover the charming Gunby Hall and Gardens Gunby Hall and Gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds boasts 100 acres of parkland laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The estate once used to stretch as far as the coast at Skegness until land was sold to the earl of Scarborough. There's still plenty to enjoy here – grounds laid out in an informal style with Victorian walled and kitchen gardens, arboretum and carp pond. The story goes that the pond is haunted by the servant w...
Discover the charming Gunby Hall and Gardens Gunby Hall is a fine red brick house, dating from 1700 and extended in the 1870s, is situated in one of England´s most remote corners. Many of the rooms are panelled and there is a beautiful oak staircase. The house contains collections of family portraits, furniture and china. Also a model of a Napoleonic battleship made of mutton bones, gnawed into shape by prisoners of war, and an exhibition of Field Marshall Montgomery-Massingberd´s memo...
Home of the famous blue Loco Thomas and uniquely placed in a position close the borders of Leicestershire, Huntingdonshire, Northants Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire The NVR is a heritage railway and more...
A spa needn't be attached to a five-star hotel to be a top spot for total escapism. This is exactly what makes the Grange Spa so special: a wellbeing experience that's a destination in its own right. Designed by Schletterer Wellness, a leading name in the spa business, the look and feel is a step up from the norm. For example, beautiful stone walls and slick seating greet you in the aroma bath room, soft, tranquil Scandinavian décor provides the ultimate chill out ambience in the relaxation r...
Explore Grimsthorpe Castle Grimsthorpe Castle is a formal Grade I listed historic flower and topiary garden. Leading imperceptibly into the woodland garden, providing a fine setting for the ornamental vegetable garden and orchard, with lots of quiet corners and tranquil walkways. Originally created in the 1960s by the Countess of Ancaster and John Fowler. Intricate parterres marked with box hedges lie close to the Castle, a dramatic herbaceous border frames views across the lake.
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.
This handsome, white painted medieval building is home to Raymond Blanc-trained chef Martin Lee and wife Jayne, a couple with extensive experience of running successful dining pubs together with their partner Michael Moscrop. Low ceilings sporting exposed beams makes for an invitingly cosy atmosphere. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons and might include a sophisticated starter of seared scallops with cauliflower puree and caper and sultana dressing or a more hearty main of slow...
The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of rooms, each with its own character. The glades, pools and alleys provide a setting for some fifty sculptures, large ceramic pots, architectural salvage, a gazebo and even a moated children´s castle with a drawbridge. The garden has been described...
The Shuttleworth Collection is in a quiet countryside setting on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome with eight hangars. These hangars comprise an aeroplane en
Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Hyde Hall will delight and inspire.
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 lovely place to visit. Sitting in the middle of rural Northamptonshire, the very fact that Lyveden has survived since the Elizabethan age seems remarkable and these days visitors can discover the mysterious garden lodge and poke around the Elizabethan garde...
The Fox & Hounds Hunsdon is a modern European restaurant and pub set in the Hertfordshire countryside. It is the only Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the county. The Fox & Hounds has been owned and run by James & Bianca Rix since 2004.
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Set in the pretty village of Willian overlooking a tranquil pond, The Fox at Willian provides a modern and relaxed atmosphere. Stripped wooden floorboards, soft grey walls, light wooden furniture and a feature glazed atrium ceiling make for a clean and contemporary setting. The food is a fusion of Asian and modern British cuisine with focus on seafood from north Norfolk, Expect Baked hake with celeriac puree, buttered king cabbage and bourguignon sauce. On sunny days, the secluded courtyard ...
All aboard the Epping Ongar Railway Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of steam and tea served in proper tea cups. The volunteer-run heritage line operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 6.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside in Essex. It starts with a trip on a vintage bus from Epping station followed by a relaxing steam journey though stunning forest and historic towns, all the while imagining yourself ba...
Situated on the outskirts of Bedford, our river facing restaurant offers a simple, unstuffy service with delicious food and wines. We have something to start, something substantial and something sweet. With dishes for every palette. The WineGlass Restaurant features rustic wooden beams and a charming library area. A great way to spend the afternoon is to indulge in afternoon tea with homemade scones, an assortment of afternoon tea cakes and pastries and a wide range of speciality teas...
The Odyssey Health Spa at Knebworth caters for your total well-being. Whether it be through an energetic workout, a relaxing swim or a soothing therapy. Instead of booking a single treatment or therapy, why not make a day of it? The sumptuous spa is ideal for a self-indulgent day of treatments plus a swim, sauna, steam & relaxation suite. We pride ourselves on the quality of our treatments and partner with the finest products available; Elemis, Dermalogica, CACI, Jessica, GELeration, Mii Make...
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Knebworth House has been home to the Lytton family since 1490. The Tudor house was redesigned in the gothic style, with turrets, gargoyles and griffins. The int
At Knebworth House, the present 28-acre garden dates largely from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, with more recent and continuing restoration and additions. Sir Edwin Lutyens re-designed the formal gardens immediate to the House. Each of the 'rooms' within the garden has its own identity, colour and flowering time, including: sunken lawn; rose garden; green garden; gold garden; malus walk; brick garden; the maze; ornamental ponds; wilderness and dinosaur trail; the walled garden with culin...
Overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is a haven of gastronomy. Beautifully landscaped gardens and opulent furnishings produce a comfortable bolthole.
Explore an English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park Wrest Park´s formal gardens are a fascinating history of gardening styles laid out over one and a half centuries. Explore the ornate garden buildings including the magnificent Baroque pleasure pavilion, orangery and Bath House, and admire the fine collection of lead and stone statues. With over 90 acres to explore, the unique mix of open space and sheltered woodland walks are complimente...
Santa Pod Raceway - the home of European Drag Racing - provides thrilling, non-stop action perfect for fantastic family days out with a difference!
Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a 4 acre Walled Garden, an exuberantly planted 450 feet x 16 feet mixed border, a Rock Garden in the old Tudor cellars. All in a garden spanning five centuries. Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion and gardens on the third Sunday of each month (excep...
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The mansion at Copped Hall was completed in 1758 as a gentleman's country house. It was, and is, set in excellent landscape and was well known for the quality of its construction. The house was burned out in 1917 (not as War damage).The house was subsequently allowed to fall into disrepair and suffered much vandalism. It was saved from very unsympathetic development in a 9-year campaign by the by the Friends of Copped Hall, who, as the Copped Hall Trust, were able to purchase it in 1995. ...
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Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house. Although built on a modest scale, it has a fine collection of porcelain and silver, a world-renowned library and architectural finesse that reflects the continued wealth and cultured tastes of its former owners.
Discover a quintessential English Country Estate Belton House, surrounded by an idyllic deer park, is often described as the “perfect country house” and as you approach it from the front, you will see why. Its perfect symmetry, beautiful façade and breathtaking surroundings are pretty much what you conjur up in your head when you think of a rural mansion such as this. The décor inside is wonderfully opulent with ravishing fabrics and furniture, grand family portraits looming down at y...
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....
Discover the fascinating Rockingham Castle 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 today. It is a Tudor building within Norman walls, but each century has left its mark by either its architecture, furniture or works of art. A fine collection of family portraits by Reynolds and Van Dyck is on display. In Victorian times Charles Di...
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa is a hotel with a charming style and character, with rich oak panelling and a welcoming open fire. The hotel has comfortable bedrooms and small touches make them perfect for everyone. The hotel also boasts a rosette starred restaurant serving delicious food.
Guests can't help but feel truly special at the Spa, which is a real sanctuary for the senses. There's a sauna, a whirlpool, a steam room and a stunning swimming pool. For head to toe pampering, including nails, feet and facials, The Spa offers it all.
Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold's grave. The remains of some of the Abbey buildings can still be seen today, including the gate house and the passage from the cloisters to the sleeping quarters.
This converted hunting lodge on the banks of the Broadwater Lake in 543 acres of ancient parkland on the Brocket Hall Estate makes a romantic setting for acclaimed and talented young chef Marcus McGuinness dazzlingly modern and beautifully presented dishes. Set over four floors, Auberge du Lac includes a comfortable lounge, four private dining rooms, lakeside terrace overlooking Brocket Hall itself as well as the elegant main dining room where you can enjoy the likes of foie gras parfait with...
Mill Green Museum is just next door to the mill in the old miller's cottage. It has been home to a museum in one form or another since 1979.
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