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Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is often called the county of "squires and spires" due to its wide variety of historic buildings and country houses.
16 Results In Or Near Northamptonshire
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Santa Pod Raceway - the home of European Drag Racing - provides thrilling, non-stop action perfect for fantastic family days out with a difference!
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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.
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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.
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A charming Grade I listed building, Lamport Hall has an eclectic history that includes, amongst others, a blind bibliophile, an eccentric Victorian, a Hollywood
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This 16th century Tudor manor house with Georgian and Victorian influences is home to two restaurants; the fine dining Equilibrium and this more relaxed option. Don't worry, there's no lack of luxury with linen covering the well spaced tables and comfortable upholstered armchairs to settle into. British ingredients are given a distinctly Mediterranean treatment on a lengthy menu that includes simple, well prepared dishes such as local asparagus, Parma ham, poached egg, hollandaise sauce and s...
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Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Canons Ashby House, has a formal garden that was created between 1708 and 1717 by Edward Dryden. Derelict and overgrown when the house was rescued by the National Trust, the restoration work of the 1980s has now matured. The garden is divided by stonewalls and yew hedges into courts with terraces and topiary. Mixed rose and herbaceous borders; old fruit varieties including plums, pears and apples; early 18th century timber gates and seats; a fine Ced...
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Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire will discover the elegant residence of the Dryden family, who built it in the mid-16th century. Unlike many grand old homes, this one has remained pretty much unchanged since 1710 and poking around the wonderful interior, from the murals and plasterwork of the grand living areas to the detailed servants quarters, is a fascinating insight into life above and below stairs during the time of the h...
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Dining at Fawsley offers a unique setting where guests can enjoy a mixture of traditional and contemporary. Dishes feature seasonal ingredients sourced locally.
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Fawsley Hall Spa offers a wide range of treatments with therapists trained in Elemis and Comfort Zone. Choose from spa breaks and days in Northamptonshire.
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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 in the fashion that became known as the English Country House style. The gardens include a topiary garden, walled garden, rose garden, glasshouse, woodland and lake, with herbaceous borders designed principally by Nancy Lancaster, Norah Lindsay an...
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This Grade I listed Hall is situated in rolling Northamptonshire countryside. Its stunning gardens are open from April until October, and the entire place is available to hire for weddings and events.
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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...
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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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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...
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The quintessentially English Folly boasts an enviable location nestled in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. With Head Chef David Horak at the helm, you ca
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in Bedfordshire
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...
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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...
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Woburn Safari Park is home to over 1,000 wild animals in beautiful parkland. Tickets include a Road Safari, Foot Safari and plenty of free leisure activities.
in Buckinghamshire
Explore the beautiful landscape gardens of Stowe Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monument temples in all sizes and styles from Gothic to Classical, this magnificent landscape park is one of the supreme creations of the Georgian era. Given to the National Trust in 1989, the gardens, Stowe House (opened to the public by Stowe House Preservation Trust) and th...
in Bedfordshire
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
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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...
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Explore the beautiful Ascott House The half-timbered Jacobean Ascott House started life as a modest hunting box and then country retreat back in the late 1800s when Leopold de Rothschild set his sights on it but later became much grander as successive family members made their mark. Now it houses an amazing collection of works of art with some spectacular examples of French furniture. Anthony de Rothschild is credited with the lovely collection of 400 pieces of Chinese ceramics plus s...
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Explore the beautiful Ascott House and Gardens Once part of the Rothschilds' vast Ascott Estate and now run by the National Trust, Ascott Gardens, on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, are vast, sweeping classic English grounds with all manner of formal and natural plantings. The gardens (and the wonderful house, stuffed with paintings, fine furniture and oriental porcelain, that looks over it) are open to the public between March and September and cover 30 acres – so th...
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Explore a splendid 18th-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting The architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration, with a unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Staircase that is so precious no one is allowed to use it. The house was occupied by the Verney family for over 380 years and the family museum contains mementoes of Florence Nightingale, who was a regular visitor, along with military uniforms, weapons, costume and musical...
39.8 miles from the centre of Northamptonshire
3 hour+ guided cycle tour original story-telling route of 'Alice in Wonderland' on the Thames path+ 2 hour Harry Potter walking tour inside Christchurch
39.8 miles from the centre of Northamptonshire
See Oxford like the locals do on 2 wheels! This 3 hour tour introduces city centre sights before escaping the crowds to enjoy scenic ride into the countryside.
in Warwickshire
Whitefields Golf Club and Golf Course in partnership with Draycote Hotel was opened in 1992 and has hosted many championships over the years.
in Cambridgeshire
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.
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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 ...
in Warwickshire
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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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...
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A family-run restaurant with many awards under its belt, Canaletto offers fabulous Italian food in the tiny village of Kingswood, near Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire. For authentic Italian cooking prepared by talented chefs, and served by an experienced and attentive front of house staff, Canaletto is the perfect place to go.
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in Cambridgeshire
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 ...
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the Beautiful Waddesdon Manor and gardens Waddesdon Manor and gardens were bequeathed to the National Trust by the Rothschilds in 1957. The garden today is essentially the one laid out by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and his French landscape designer Elie Laine. It is one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain with a parterre, colourful shrubs, rose garden and specimen trees. A rococo-style aviary houses exotic birds and is known for breeding endangered species. The garden...
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Discover the Beautiful Waddesdon Manor To visit the glorious faux French chateau that is Waddesdon Manor is a lesson in how the gilded rich used to live their lives. Built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the late 19th century, its downstairs reception rooms are lavishly furnished to host glittering parties. Besides that there are smoking and billiard rooms to accommodate the male guests, rooms especially reserved for reading the papers and letter writing and a huge dining room wit...
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Discover the beautiful Farnborough Hall nestled in the Warwickshire Countryside Bathed by the light bouncing off the honey-coloured stone of the glamorous 18th century Farnborough Hall, the grounds at this wonderful regal stately home are a delight to explore. This is a rare example of a ferme ornee (or ornamental farm), a style much favoured by the early 18th century landscape gardeners who wanted to move from grand, formal gardens to softer, more naturalistic designs. The hall's ow...
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Explore the beautiful Farnborough Hall nestled in the Warwickshire Countryside In the low afternoon sun, the rays hit the honey-coloured stone of Farnborough Hall and create such a gorgeous hue that you understand at once why its creator William Holbech II opted for this pretty Horton stone for the build. Sitting in rural Warwickshire in palatial grounds, the hall is a celebration of 18th century craftsmanship, with its fine plasterwork showing wildlife and natural scenes. As you wande...
in Hertfordshire
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 ...
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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...
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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...
in Buckinghamshire
Hartwell House is a Jacobean and Georgian Grade I listed stately home, owned by the National Trust. 30 years, it was refurbished and opened as a hotel.
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The Hartwell Spa is an integral part of a relaxing stay at this popular country hotel in Buckinghamshire. Half & full day spa days available.
in Bedfordshire
Luton Hoo Spa offers its guests the perfect chance for escapism, the second the robe is on is the first step towards tranquillity. Walk through the relaxation area and unwind at the poolside and blend into the calm, natural surroundings.
in Rutland
Overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is a haven of gastronomy. Beautifully landscaped gardens and opulent furnishings produce a comfortable bolthole.
in Warwickshire
The British Motor Museum is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars – from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope's FAB1.
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In 1927, Lord and Lady Bearsted viewed Upton House with ‘the eye of imagination' and set about creating their made-to-measure country home. The house is currently set up as it would have been in the 1930s, once the Bearsted's had finished turning it from a Victorian mansion to a modern country retreat.
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Explore the Beautiful Upton House and Gardens Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He adapted the building to house his great collections. Amongst the outstanding collection of English and Old Master paintings are works by Hogarth, Raeburn, Stubbs, El Greco, Bosch, Metsu, Canaletto and Breugel. The porcelain collection includes fine examples of SÅ...
in Hertfordshire
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
in Hertfordshire
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...
in Oxfordshire
One of England's finest gardens, Rousham House garden was first designed in 1738 by William Kent and represents the initial phase of English landscape design. One of the few gardens to have escaped alteration over the years. Original features such as the ponds and cascades, statuary and eye-catchers which delighted the 18th century visitors, still attract numerous visitors today. The walled garden, herbaceous borders, pigeon house, parterre and espalier apple trees are not to be misse...
in Cambridgeshire
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.
in Hertfordshire
Raymond Blanc brings the sort of French elan that makes his Oxfordshire hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons' so magical to his group of affordable city centre brasseries. Set in a handsome Georgian building, the dining area is spread over several levels offering a choice of environments; there's even a patio for al fresco dining. You can watch the chefs preparing your hot smoked salmon with cucumber salad and horseradish cream or french classics like steak tartare in the open mez...
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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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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.
in Warwickshire
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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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...
55.5 miles from the centre of Northamptonshire
L'oscar Restaurant offers all the charm and sophistication of a Parisian cafe, featuring a illuminated onyx bar and ceilings lined with mirrors.
55.9 miles from the centre of Northamptonshire
Visiting all of London's attractions with over 80 stops to hop-on and hop-off at, including 3 free walking tours and a free river cruise with every ticket.
in Warwickshire
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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Compton Verney offers a unique Art Gallery experience. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland, it houses art from around the world. Six permanent collections include: paintings from the Golden age of Neopolitan art, Germanic paintings and sculpture (1450-1650), British Portraits including Reynolds and Tudor portraits, the most extensive collection of Chinese bronzes outside London, work by and objects that inspired textile des...
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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...
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Beautiful body buffing, soothing foot relaxers and perfectly nourished pins – that's the promise at Essential Spa at Chesford Grange, a luxury retreat adding a touch of modernity to the old-world charm of this Warwickshire hotel. Choose from a range of skin seducing treatments from Decleor, administered by the team's expert therapists, or prime your nails for a night out with glossy Jessica treats. Tempt your man to a muscle soothing massage or slip into fluffy robes and relax together in the...
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in Cambridgeshire
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...
in Oxfordshire
This 17th-century inn offers the best of all worlds: a rural setting on the edge of a classically good-looking Cotswold village; a cosy-contemporary interior with a bar much loved by locals; very highly rated food; and relaxingly stylish bedrooms.
in Warwickshire
The Mill Garden is a half acre informal cottage garden originally created by Arthur Measures, and lies in a superb setting beneath the walls of Warwick Castle,
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in Oxfordshire
Explore the city of dreaming spires and the beautiful surrounding countryside before returning to The Oxford Belfry spa to rest your weary limbs. The hotel, set within 17 acres, will tend to all your troubles – pep up lacklustre complexions, ease tight muscles, relax overworked minds and engerise sluggish souls. Spa connoisseurs will love that Espa is at the heart of the treatment menu, applying its renowned formulations and techniques to a host of terrific therapies. Or plump for QHotels' ve...
in Oxfordshire
The Feathers is the place to come for a celebratory meal, relaxed lunch or Afternoon tea treat! Executive Chef, Dominic Chapman brings a wealth of experience to The Feathers. Having been Head Chef of Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred Hinds Head (Bray), Michael Parkinson's Royal Oak, and now Chef Proprietor of the acclaimed Beehive in White Waltham. His trademark is straightforward, comforting food made from the best seasonal ingredients, with the kind of attention to detail that only ...
in Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace is a perfect example of beautiful Baroque architecture. As the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, it is steeped in history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
in Oxfordshire
Heythrop Park Resort Golf is destined to become one of the finest new courses in the UK. The club is limiting the membership of the club to just 400 exclusive members. The stunning course meanders through ancient woodland, lakes and streams and is supported by a sophisticated new clubhouse built beside the original family home. The club has separate changing facilities for golfers and those using the Health Club. There is also a family change area with easy access to the swimming pool.
in Oxfordshire
Heythrop Park was built in the early 18th Century and oozes historic charm. Designed by Thomas Archer you will observe many Roman inspired features and this building is brilliantly appointed, taking full advantage of the stunning panoramic views. The superb spa at Heythrop Park is new to October 2009, and you should prepare to be amazed. The treatment rooms are divine and the experienced team of beauty therapists will work wonders as they perform your chosen treatments. The spa facilities are...
in Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace gardens (one of the Winners of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award 2008)are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown including the largest lake he ever devised. The Secret Garden is one of Blenheim Palace´s most popular attractions for plant lovers as it is a garden for all seasons, combining mature trees with new plantings. This secluded area has winding paths that lead to soothing water features, bridges, fountains, ...
in Oxfordshire
Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture. Explore our World Heritage Site with over 2000 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Discover the Water Terraces, Rose Garden and Secret Garden. Delight in our family friendly Pleasure Gardens, reached by miniature train, with a giant hedge ...
in Hertfordshire
For a hotel to really make the top ranks, there needs to be a spa to send it skywards. Thankfully the brains at Sopwell House have gone the extra mile to provide spa connoisseurs with a knockout retreat where you'll feel the weight of the world disappear. Helped by cool Japanese design influences, from the dark wooden finish of the luxury changing rooms, soft LED lighting and natural materials, to the chic minimalist relaxation area, ease into a slower pace of life. Peruse the treatment menu ...
in Hertfordshire
This magnificent Georgian house is the former country home of Lord Mountbatten. Now it is home to the award-winning AA Rosette fine-dining restaurant and accomp
in Hertfordshire
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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in Oxfordshire
A lavender-scented footpath paves the way for a spectacular culinary fairy tale. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc's vision for Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons has always been one of world-class gastronomic flair and outstanding organic produce. Take your seat for a feast like no other.
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in Leicestershire
The Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park is a colourful multi award winning interactive experience telling the story of the Battle of Bosworth 1485.
in Oxfordshire
This tour lasts average 45 miles cycle ride using high performance electric bikes to see & learn about off the beaten path Cotswolds sites such as the ruins of
in Leicestershire
With Theme Park, Farm Park and Water Park (seasonal) Twinlakes Park offers the best variety of family rides and attraction, set in 100 acres of glorious countryside, where dozens of action packed play zones, 125,000sqft indoors helps you entertain the whole family. Whatever the weather expect a full day of play in massive indoor venture centres complete with mega rides.
in Oxfordshire
One Day Cotswolds Driving Tour with licensed driver guide/and or guide for private group bookings only. Start and end points and the sightseeing route itinerary
in Oxfordshire
See how Hogwart's student life compares with an Oxford. You will visit inside 2 of 3 film sites viz New college & Divinity school.
in Oxfordshire
Bespoke Oxford guided tours which incorporate the history of the Oxford Colleges and the main attractions in Oxford. See inside Oxford university colleges.
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in Oxfordshire
Bespoke Oxford guided tours which incorporate the history of the Oxford Colleges and the main attractions in Oxford. See inside Oxford university colleges.
in Oxfordshire
See inside Christchurch with £15 pre booked entry included in ticket. See where they filmed Harry Potter & where Lewis Carroll & Alice in Wonderland lived!
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in Oxfordshire
Ride through the sights of the city & along the River Thames. 3 hour bike tours only or combined bike+ walk tour as add on option too.
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in Oxfordshire
A three hour+ guided tour of Oxford sights which also stops off at two or three of Oxford's most historical and famous Inns.
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in Oxon
Guide will be wearing a red iloveoxford lanyard. Locals know the location so please ask for directions. It's also located across from Balliol college.
in Buckinghamshire
Hughenden Manor has a rich and varied history. Once the home of Benjamin Disraeli, it was also a covert WWII base that produced maps. Both of these stories are fascinating, and the house and gardens bring them to life.
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the beautiful world of Hughenden Hughenden Manor was the home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, pictures and books remain here, his private retreat from parliamentary life in London. On display is a collection of fascinating personal memorabilia of the life of the great statesman and writer. The surrounding park and woodland have lovely walks and the colourful formal garden is a recreation of the design by h...
in 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, benefitt
in Hertfordshire
A hallowed name amongst seasoned spa folk, Sequoia Spa at The Grove in Hertfordshire is an opulent outfit that's won just about every top accolade going. A short train ride from the hustle of London, it feels a million miles away; 300 acres of parkland is yours to explore, while a ramble in the Zen Garden or a game of volleyball on its urban beach are just a handful of exceptional outdoor draws. Inside, the spa is no less impressive. Find yourself in one of the network of treatment rooms and ...
in Hertfordshire
The Grove, a 7,152 yard, par 72 championship course earned international recognition by hosting the Amex World Championship in 2006. Approached by a long drive, exclusive, expensive but a golfing experience on country club hotel lines created by American architect Kyle Philips in the grounds of an 18th-century mansion. Built to USGA specification, with ultra-fast creeping bent grass greens, plenty of elevation changes, walkable, with slopes, ridges and mounds, meticulously maintained with gre...
in Lincolnshire
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.
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the fantastic West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Park and gardens were created by Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society in the mid-18th century. New fieldwork has produced evidence of a number of important earlier phases of activity, most notably an Iron Age hillfort and associated prehistoric field system. The classically-inspired park itself, comprises formal drives, vistas, walks and woodland areas, as well as a wide range of garden statuary and ornamental l...
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the fantastic West Wycombe Park The house at West Wycombe Park is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England, its facades formed as classical temples. It is the home of the Hell-Fire Club and was created by Sir Francis Dashwood. The interior has Palmyrene ceilings and decoration, with pictures. Also fine furniture, sculpture and Brussels tapestries dating from the time of Sir Francis Dashwood. The Rococo landscaped garden with its lakes and temples, was created in th...
in Lincolnshire
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.
in Oxfordshire
The Mole Inn is a beautiful 2 AA Rosette country Pub & Restaurant set in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside just 5 miles from the historic and cultural city o
in Buckinghamshire
A 45 acre outdoor museum with of over 30 reconstructed historic buildings, period gardens, working historic farm with livestock, woodland and orchards.
in 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 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...
in 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 Museum is one such spot. The famous Ladybird books originate from Loughborough so there's an exhibit and memorabilia on that subject plus information about the world's oldest multi-cellular fossil Charna discovered by a local schoolboy. Other super ex...
in Oxfordshire
The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor,just a few miles from Oxford.The heart of the pub with Ancient chimneys, flagstone floors and mullioned windows with cut lin
in Leicestershire
Take a step back in time at the 1620s House and Garden and explore the recreated early 17th century house & grounds to see how people lived 400 years ago.
in Hertfordshire
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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in Oxfordshire
The Fleece looks over the field of Witney's delightful Church Green. It is one of only a handful of spots around the local area where you can sit outside on radiant days, eating, drinking and viewing the world pass by. An incredible bar with a private lounge area and 10 superb en suite rooms.
in Buckinghamshire
Awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence, you will enjoy exceptional European and authentic Indian cuisine at Crowne Plaza Marlow's stylish Glaze Restauran
in Lincolnshire
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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in Oxfordshire
This is a one day guided walk for private groups to enjoy an active day out walking approximately 10 miles from Minster Lovell village to Burford town and stopp
in Leicestershire
Step Back in time at Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family since 1067. Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise majestically over the vale of Belvoir and it is one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the world. The castle you see today was designed by James Wyatt and was built in the early 1880 for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. The castle now houses one of the UK's finest ...
in Buckinghamshire
Explore the fantastic gardens of Cliveden Set high above the River Thames with far-reaching views, these beautiful gardens at Cliveden in Berkshire capture the grandeur of a bygone age. Stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm. From the iconic parterre with its ever-changing floral displays to the statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens delight in every season. Formal gardens give way to open glades, majestic woodland and picturesque...
in Leicestershire
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...
in Berkshire
Hidden behind the brick walls of the garden and enveloped in tumbling scented roses and lavender, you will discover a tranquil oasis, offering a real sense of well-being and relaxation. A place to escape, renew and refresh.
in Oxfordshire
A vibrant village pub and restaurant situated in an historic Tudor Chantry House, The White Hart's dramatic antique features such as the great hall and minstrel's gallery (now the dining room) have been well preserved. Favouring local and seasonal produce, owners Mark and Kay Chandler source from the surrounding farms and estates, as well trade surplus fruit and vegetables from the pub's large kitchen garden for other local ingredients. All dishes are prepared on site, including bread and pas...
in Lincolnshire
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...
in Nottinghamshire
Expect fresh seasonal food, locally sourced and simply cooked at this charming small hotel & restaurant in the Vale of Belvoir 12 miles S.E of Nottingham. The popular restaurant enjoys a reputation for exceptional hospitality, friendly efficient service and an interesting wine list, sympathetically priced. The a la carte dining room runs six to eight dishes per course. The emphasis is on game in winter, fish & shellfish from Brixham in summer. The ‘all-day' garden room serves light meals incl...
in London
Spanning from opposite The O2 to Hertfordshire's nature reserves, Lee Valley Regional Park is 26 miles of nature, sport and discovery! From international recognised habitats where you can see some rare native and visiting wildlife to world renowned sporting venues to fun, exciting and educational event for adults and kids alike! There's something for everyone in the Lee Valley.
in London
Myddelton House Gardens were once home to Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain's most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists. In 2011, Myddelton House Garden reopened to the public for everyone to enjoy the wonders that Mr Bowles collected.
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in Oxfordshire
DRC recreates the golden age of the Great Western Railway, with a fine collection of over 20 steam locomotives, many housed in the original 1932 engine shed, a collection of passenger coaches and freight wagons. With examples of GWR buildings and infrastructure, including the original 1857 Transfer Shed.
in London
Founded in 1903, Hendon Golf Club, the perfect venue for a round of golf, your special occasion, business or social event. "A Colt Gem"
in Oxfordshire
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque house mainly Tudor in style set in a beautiful courtyard. A series of walled gardens are set out as outdoor rooms with a fine collection of old fashioned roses, paeonies, an ornamental vegetable garden, maze, and 19th century wisteria walk. The garden also has wonderful historical features including a Tudor wheelhouse, a maze, ice house and a WW2 Dig for Victory kitchen garden.
in Oxfordshire
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and is furnished as a family home, with some fine 18th century plasterwork and early English furniture in mahogany, walnut and oak. The entrance hall displays a collection of porcelain and the plain pine staircase has a window at the top with panels of Swi...
in Essex
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.
in Lincolnshire
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.
in Lincolnshire
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...
in Derbyshire
This charming 9 acre woodland garden has been welcoming visitors since 1992. It is an RHS recommended garden, and it is filled with stunning trees.