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Barnsdale Gardens [Garden]

The Avenue, Exton, Oakham

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Oakham, Rutland

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

Oakham Castle [Historic House]

Market Place, Oakham

Oakham Castle, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland

Oakham Castle was built in the 12th century by Walkelin de Ferrers, the Great Hall is one of the finest examples of domestic architecture for that period in Britain. In the hall is a range of 12th century sculpture and, although damaged, is of superb... more

Grimsthorpe Castle [Historic House]

Bourne

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire


Explore Grimsthorpe Castle Grimsthorpe Castle, dating from 13th century, has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516 when it was granted to the 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby by Henry V111. The State Rooms house stunning... more

Grimsthorpe Castle [Garden]

The Estate Office, Grimsthorpe, Bourne

Grimsthorpe Castle, The Estate Office, Bourne, Lincolnshire


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Luffenham Heath Golf Club [Golf Course]

Stamford Road, Ketton, Stamford

Luffenham Heath Golf Club, Stamford Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire

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

Burghley House [Historic House]

Stamford

Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

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

Twinlakes Park [Attraction / Activity]

Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray

Twinlakes Park, Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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

Belvoir Castle Gardens [Garden]

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle Gardens, Belvoir, Grantham, 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... more

Belvoir Castle [Historic House]

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, 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... more

The Grange Spa [Spa]

Millthorpe Road, Pointon, Sleaford

The Grange Spa, Millthorpe Road, Sleaford, 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... more

Nene Valley Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Discover the home of Thomas the Tank engine and Traditional Railways At Nene Valley Railway, you can view a large collection of British and continental locomotives and carriages. These include `Thomas´ the childrens favourite... more

Belton House [Garden]

Grantham

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire


Discover a quintessential English Country Estate Often referred to as the perfect country house, Belton House in Lincolnshire provides plenty to keep stately home lovers happy for the day. Wander the truly lovely deer park and... more

Belton House [Historic House]

Grantham

Belton House, Grantham, 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,... more

Rockingham Castle & Gardens [Garden]

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle & Gardens, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire


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... more

Rockingham Castle [Historic House]

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire


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... more

Ragdale Hall Spa [Spa]

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray

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

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens [Museum / Art Gallery]

Churchgate, Spalding

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Ayscoughfee museum in Spalding is set in a Grade I medieval hall, the home of a wool merchant, dating back to the 1400s. The hall is always busy, whether hosting a concert, a play or show, a craft session or an art exhibition and has a busy... 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

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

Charnwood Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Queen's Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough

Charnwood Museum, Queen's Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire

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

Newark Air Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark

Newark Air Museum, Drove Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire

The Newark Air Museum is open every day (except Christmas and New Year) with half the aircraft and cockpit sections displayed under cover, along with artefact and engine displays agreat day out no matter what the weather. Currently there are 74... 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

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

Kelham Hall & Country Park [Historic House]

Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark

Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham Hall, Newark, Nottinghamshire

You can’t beat a day out in the country and with fishing on tap, picturesque woodland walks, plenty of events and activities laid on, delicious hearty lunches and 80 beautiful acres of grounds running along the River Trent to explore, Kelham Hall and... more

Galleries of Justice [Attraction / Activity]

Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham

Galleries of Justice, Shire Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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

Longcliffe Golf Club [Golf Course]

Snells Nook Lane, Nanpantan, Loughborough

Longcliffe Golf Club, Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire

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

Nottingham Castle [Museum / Art Gallery]

Nottingham

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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

Nottingham Castle [Historic House]

Nottingham

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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

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

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

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park [Garden]

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

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


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham Wollaton Hall stands on a natural hill 2 miles west of Nottingham City Centre. Located on 500 acres of historic deer park, with a rich diversity of habitats and species. See herds of... more

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

Wollaton, Nottingham

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


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and... more

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

Wollaton, Nottingham

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


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and... 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

Oakmere Park Golf Club [Golf Course]

Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, Nottingham

Oakmere Park Golf Club, Oaks Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Two of the best free draining heathland courses in the county. Known as the all weather courses. Hosted the Notts Professional and Amateur alliance tournament for the last 16 years. Both courses are open to visitors and golf societies. Modern and... more

Peckover House & Garden [Historic House]

North Brink, Wisbech

Peckover House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire


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... more

Peckover House & Garden [Garden]

North Brink, Wisbech

Peckover House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire


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... more

Risley Hall [Spa]

Derby Road, Risley, Derby

Risley Hall, Derby Road, Derby, Derbyshire

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

The Donington Grand Prix Collection [Museum / Art Gallery]

Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby

The Donington Grand Prix Collection, Donington Park, Derby, Derbyshire

Mad about Formula One? Get thee to the Donington Grand Prix Collection in Derbyshire where you can see the world’s largest collection of Grand Prix cars – there are a whopping 130 vehicles glistening and sparkling across four halls. Take in almost a... more

The National Golf Centre [Golf Course]

The Broadway, Woodhall Spa

The National Golf Centre, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

The Hotchkin course dating from the early 1900s is a heathland masterpiece but a severe test. The lasting memory is of the cavernous bunkers that are serious card wreckers that first appear on the gentler opening first hole and are especially... more

Santa Pod Raceway [Attraction / Activity]

Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Grab your earplugs and head to Santa Pod where all manner of car racing will delight petrolheads everywhere. Tucked away in the village of Podington on the Northants and Bedfordshire border, this attraction offers everything from monster trucks to... 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

Newstead Abbey House [Historic House]

Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead

Newstead Abbey House, Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

Newstead Abbey House is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the 12th century, Newstead became the seat of the Byron family in 1540 and was... more

Newstead Abbey Park & Gardens [Garden]

Ravenshead

Newstead Abbey Park & Gardens, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

The gardens and parkland at Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Poet Lord Byron, cover more than 300 acres with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls. The gardens have something to offer in all seasons, with spectacular displays of... more

Lincoln Cathedral [Attraction / Activity]

Minster Yard, Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

You’ll see Lincoln Cathedral from 25 miles away as you approach this gorgeous historic little city and the closer you get, the more impressive it becomes. Looming over the flatlands of the county, this is possibly one of the finest examples of gothic... 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

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