Gems Of The English Shires
Gems of the English Shires.
Staying in Rockingham Northamptonshire.
We visit Historic Stamford, Burghley House,
Oakham and Bardnsdale Gardens, Foxton Lock and Boughton House.
4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast
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Oakham and Barnsdale Gardens
Boughton House - As seen in 'Les
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart and make our way toRockingham arriving late afternoon at theRockingham Forest Hotel where tea and biscuitsare served on arrival. Here we enjoy 4 nightsstay with dinner, bed and breakfast and there isentertainment on one evening during your stay.
We begin today with a ride aroundRutland Water as we head for historic Stamfordwhere there is time for lunch before we drive tovisit the famous Barnsdale Gardens. Thegardens, familiar to many TV viewers as thehome of the late Geoff Hamilton, andGardeners’ World and comprise 37 individualgardens all blended together by the bordersinto one eight acre feature.
This morning we head for thelittle village of Foxton where we board‘Vagabond’, an elegant vintage motor launch,for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing theFoxton flight of 10 locks, and gently passingthrough peaceful countryside. At Foxton there isa canal side pub where refreshments areavailable. In the afternoon we have a treat instore as we visit Boughton House, one of thegreat treasure houses of Europe where in 2012the house hosted the cast and crew of Oscarwinning film ‘Les Miserables’ and was featuredin several scenes.
We drive to Burghley House wherewe have a guided tour of this house of realtreasures dating back to the time of QueenElizabeth I and the tour offers a great insightinto life in a stately home over the centuries.
After breakfast we depart for home.
The Rockingham Forest Hotel
The Rockingham Forest Hotel is pleasantly
situated just outside the pretty
Northamptonshire village of Rockingham,
just a short distance from ancient
All bedrooms are en suite, and have satellite
TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee
making facilities. The hotel does not have a
lift as all bedrooms are ground and first floor
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