Historic Houses & Castles
Our local, only 15 minutes from us and home of the famous Burghley Horse Trails. This grand Elizabethan House, has beautiful parkland, sculpture gardens and a new Garden of Surprises (take a towel if your going with children !). Perfect on a summers day to take an Olive Branch picnic or eat in the Orangery.
Half an hours drive up the A1 just past Grantham. Belton is a National Trust site and offers, attractive gardens and house and an excellent adventure playground for children of all ages.
Close to the Red Lion Inn, Belvoir is a magnificient Castle home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland overlooking the Vale of Belvoir it has magnificient state rooms, beautiful gardens and regular jousting events. Plan a trip to Belvoir Castle combined with lunch at the Red Lion Inn.
Grimsthorpe Castle & Park
Only 10 minutes from us there's woodland walks and inside you can see the collections of paintings, furniture and tapestries, including Thrones and furnishings from the House of Lords.
This castle built by William the Conqueror is about 45 minutes from us, it is a traditional Castle on the top of Rockingham Hill overlooking the Welland Valley. They hold some wonderful events throughout the year, as well a having magnificient state rooms full of history and formal gardens. Well worth the 45 minute drive, ask at the bar and will show you a country drive through some beautiful local villages passing through three of the 82 arches that make the Harringworth Viaduct.
Home of Sir Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe Manor holds an exhibition on Newton's childhood at the manor. There is also an interactive Science Discovery Centre and you can see first hand a decendant of the apple tree that led to Newton's discovery of gravity. Just off the A1 at Colsterworth, it is only 8 miles away.
Just down the A1 towards Peterborough, Elton offers a Gothic Style house with gardens a Walled Garden Centre and a Loch Fyne Seafood restaurant.
Part of a 12th century fortified Manor House hidden in the middle of Oakham accessed via a small lane between the Post Office and Newsagents at the back of the Market Place.
Deene Park is a stunning, largely sixteenth century house which encorporates a medieval manor. It was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan, the most famous of which led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava in 1854. It is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Just the earthwork remains of the castle where mary Queen of Scots was executed. In a pretty village with a good pub and a magnificient Church were Little Lord Fontleroy was filmed.