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Rutlands Riches and Elizabethan Grandeur

Rutlands Riches and Elizabethan Grandeur

Door to Door Service. Experience stunning attractions including England's greatest Elizabethan House, an inspiring garden, beautiful Stamford and a Rutland Water cruise.

Rutlands Riches and Elizabethan Grandeur

 

 

Experience stunning attractions including England’s greatest Elizabethan House, an inspiring garden, beautiful Stamford and a Rutland Water cruise.   Burghley House is one of the largest and grandest houses of the Elizabethan age. A visit to maybe the smallest county in the UK, Rutland boasts a rich history.  Head to Barnsdale Gardens, the UK’s largest collection of individually designed gardens, before enjoying a relaxing afternoon cruise on Rutland Waters.  Finally, get a real ‘taste’ of Leicestershire in Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and stilton cheese.

 

 

Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby***

 

A modern and spacious 3-star hotel ideally placed to explore Rutland’s riches. The hotel has a lift. All the bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer.

 

 

Price includes

 

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Burghley House

Entrance to Barnsdale Gardens

A cruise on Rutland Waters

 

 

5 days/ 4 nights

Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

"The finest scene between London and Edinburgh" is what Sir Walter Scott said of Stamford, a Georgian town of immense charm with over 600 listed buildings, which has been used many times as a 1lming location. Also featured in many films is Burghley House, which is one of the largest and grandest houses of the Elizabethan age. It is home to extensive collections, many 1ne rooms, the garden of surprises and landscaped parkland.

Day 3

: Rutland maybe the smallest county in the UK, but it boasts a rich history! The pretty historic market town of Oakham is home to an impressive Norman castle and the Rutland County Museum, a treasure trove of captivating exhibits. Head to Barnsdale Gardens, the UK's largest collection of individually designed gardens, which was created by the much-loved late BBC Gardeners' World presenter, Geo- Hamilton, before enjoying a relaxing afternoon cruise on Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe.

Day 4

The choice is yours! get a real 'taste' of Leicestershire in Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and stilton cheese, before visiting Belvoir Castle, the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

Day5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby***

A modern and spacious 3-star hotel ideally placed to explore Rutland’s riches. The hotel has a lift. All the bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer.

 

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