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John O'Gaunt Golf Club [Golf Course]

Sutton Park, Sandy

John O'Gaunt Golf Club, Sutton Park, Sandy, Bedfordshire

There are two courses at this up and coming club and the main lay-out, The John O'Gaunt is rated highly with well groomed fairways and fast greens while the Carthagena provides a contrast to the John O'Gaunt with much larger greens. The two courses... more

Wrest Park [Garden]

Silsoe, Luton

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire


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... more

Stockwood Discovery Centre [Museum / Art Gallery]

Stockwood Park, London Road, Luton

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire

The Stockwood Discovery Centre - With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the internationally famous Wenlok Jug, the... more

Woburn Safari Park [Attraction / Activity]

Woburn Park, Woburn

Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Park, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Woburn Safari Park sits in over 300 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland and is home to over 1,000 wild animals. Visitors can enjoy unlimited circuits of the Road Safari, before continuing the adventure in Animal Encounters and enjoying lots... more

Wardown Park Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Old Bedford Road, Luton

Wardown Park Museum, Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire

Situated in beautiful Wardown Park.At the Wardown Park Museum you can explore the development of Luton from pre-history to the present day. Highlights include the Luton Life Gallery, the nationally important Lace Collection and the Bedfordshire and... more

Shuttleworth Collection [Museum / Art Gallery]

Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade

Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, 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 engineering workshop, a garage and coachroom, and the remainder house the world famous... more

The Higgins Bedford [Museum / Art Gallery]

Castle Lane, Bedford

The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Sitting in the pleasant castle quarter of Bedford on the north side of the Ouse, The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum reopened after extensive work in the summer of June 2013 to combine the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery.... more

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa [Spa]

The Mansion House, Luton

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire

The approach towards Luton Hoo can leave many a little wide-eyed: take in 1,000 acres of glorious parkland, cultivated by the famous Capability Brown, and an imposing mansion house which wouldn't look out of place in Downton Abbey. Yes, lords and... more

Woburn Golf Club (Duke's) [Golf Course]

Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes

Woburn Golf Club (Duke's), Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

The first course at Woburn was named after the Duke of Bedford, owner of the house and estate, and fashioned through the parkland by Charles Lawrie of Cotton & Pennink. It grew in stature and the first professional event was the Dunlop Masters in... more

MK Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Thought Milton Keynes was famous only for its concrete cows? Then perhaps you should head for the MK Gallery, a fascinating art space that dissects the experience and living in the city through a series of exhibitions, talks and events. The gallery... more

Wardown Park Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Old Bedford Road, Luton

Wardown Park Museum, Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire

Situated in beautiful Wardown Park.At the Wardown Park Museum you can explore the development of Luton from pre-history to the present day. Highlights include the Luton Life Gallery, the nationally important Lace Collection and the Bedfordshire and... more

Wimpole Estate [Historic House]

Arrington, Royston

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire


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... more

Wimpole Estate [Garden]

Arrington, Royston

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire


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... more

Stockwood Discovery Centre [Museum / Art Gallery]

Stockwood Park, London Road, Luton

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire

The Stockwood Discovery Centre - With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the internationally famous Wenlok Jug, the... more

Wellingborough Golf Club [Golf Course]

Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden, Wellingborough

Wellingborough Golf Club, Harrowden Hall, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

An investment of £500,000 in 1999 saw all 18 greens at Wellingborough renewed plus work on bunkers, drainage and an irrigation system. That's seen the emergence of a very fine par 72 course of over 6,700 yards set in quiet parkland. Three holes stand... more

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park [Historic House]

Knebworth

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park, Knebworth, 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 interior of the house has a variety of styles, from the Jacobean Banqueting Hall to the... more

Knebworth House Gardens [Garden]

Knebworth, Knebworth

Knebworth House Gardens, Knebworth, Knebworth, 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... more

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa [Spa]

The Mansion House, Luton

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire

The approach towards Luton Hoo can leave many a little wide-eyed: take in 1,000 acres of glorious parkland, cultivated by the famous Capability Brown, and an imposing mansion house which wouldn't look out of place in Downton Abbey. Yes, lords and... more

The Manor [Garden]

Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

The Manor: The moated Norman manor, c 1130, was the home of Lucy M Boston from 1939 and the setting for her Green Knowe children´s books. Lucy gradually laid out the garden over several years, bordering the path from the river to the house with... more

The Manor [Historic House]

Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

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... more

Ascott [Garden]

Wing, Leighton Buzzard

Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire


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... more

Ascott [Historic House]

Wing, Leighton Buzzard

Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire


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... more

The Spa at Odyssey Knebworth [Spa]

Old Knebworth Lane, Stevenage

The Spa at Odyssey Knebworth, Old Knebworth Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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... more

Shepreth Wildlife Park [Attraction / Activity]

Station Road, Shepreth, Royston

Shepreth Wildlife Park, Station Road, Royston, Hertfordshire

Ever stroked a cockroach or hand-fed a lemur? Take the kids along to Shepreth Wildlife Park in East Anglia to meet a whole host of animals, reptiles and creepy crawlies. Down at Big Cat House you can come face to face with the tigers (and if you are... more

Delapré Abbey [Historic House]

www.delapreabbey.org, London Road, Northampton

Delapré Abbey, www.delapreabbey.org, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Surrounded by vast parkland and gardens, Delapré Abbey is an unusual historic building situated only 1 mile from the town of Northampton, and this is why it has been termed 'an urban country house and park'. It is a grade II* listed complex of... more

Ashridge Golf Club [Golf Course]

Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted

Ashridge Golf Club, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Ashridge is set in National Trust and makes use of gently undulating land. Henry Cotton was club pro in the late 1930s and during his time at Ashridge, he won the 1937 Open at Carnoustie. Alex Hay was also another famous Ashridge pro. There is a... more

Boughton House [Historic House]

Kettering

Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

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

Boughton Park [Garden]

Kettering

Boughton Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire

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

Lyveden New Bield [Garden]

Near Oundle, Peterborough

Lyveden New Bield, Near Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire


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

Northamptonshire County Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton

Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

The Day Spa & Leisure Club [Spa]

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, Towcester

The Day Spa & Leisure Club, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Not many spas in Britain can lay claim to a wellbeing experience as sophisticated and well rounded as the Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall. Set in rural Northamptonshire, this Georgian stately house is home to an expansive spa that promises to hit all the... more

Silverstone [Attraction / Activity]

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester

Silverstone, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

For more than 60 years Silverstone has carved its mark as one of the leading motorsport venues, creating a powerful heritage around the world. Internationally renowned as the host of world class events, Silverstone is also famed for its exhilarating... more

Gog Magog Golf Club [Golf Course]

Shelford Bottom, Cambridge

Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Set among the Gog Magog hills with views across the fens of East Anglia, the club features two championship quality golf courses although the old course (6,398 yards), dating back to 1901, is favoured for championships rather than the longer (6,735... more

Lamport Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Lamport, Northampton

Lamport Hall & Gardens, Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

Stowe [Garden]

Buckingham

Stowe, Buckingham, 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... more

Mill Green Mill & Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield

Mill Green Mill & Museum, Bush Hall Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Mill Green Mill & Museum: See our lovingly restored watermill grind organic locally grown wheat. A hidden gem in the hamlet of Mill Green between Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City. There's been a mill on this site for over a thousand years so our... more

Claydon Gardens [Garden]

The Estate Office, The Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon Gardens, The Estate Office, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

The Gardens on the Claydon Estate are open by kind permission of the Verney family and are a classic example of an English country house garden, being both decorative and productive. The gardens were first created by John Sanderson between 1763 and... more

Claydon House and Gardens [Historic House]

The Estate Office, The Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon House and Gardens, The Estate Office, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Claydon House is an unexpected jewel nestled within peaceful parkland and beautiful gardens. A rich treasure trove with a fascinating history, just waiting to be explored. The house today stands as a shadow of its noble owners’ ambitions. A grand... more

Claydon [Historic House]

Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire


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... more

Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ware, Hertfordshire

Harry Vardon originally laid out a nine-hole course in the parkland of Hanbury Manor in the early 1900s but Jack Nicklaus jnr developed it and the official opening took place in 1991. The two nines are different, the newer opening half being more... more

Althorp [Historic House]

The Stables, Althorp, Northampton

Althorp, The Stables, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

The Country Club & Spa at Sopwell House [Spa]

Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St Albans

The Country Club & Spa at Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, 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... more

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens [Garden]

Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

Cottesbrooke Hall [Historic House]

Cottesbrooke, Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall, Cottesbrooke, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa [Spa]

Hartwell House, Oxford Road

Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Hartwell House

The Hartwell Spa is situated just 100 yards from the hotel and has become an integral part of a relaxing stay at this popular country hotel. Swim in the warm clear water of the inviting pool, lined with blue mosaic tiles or relax in the steam room,... more

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Kelmarsh, Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

Kelmarsh Hall [Garden]

Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

Audley End House & Gardens [Garden]

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


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... more

Audley End House & Gardens [Historic House]

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


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... more

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