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Gems Of The English Shires

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK6839

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

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

Home Link included

• Burghley House

• Oakham and Barnsdale Gardens

• Historic Stamford

• Foxton Locks

• Boughton House - As seen in 'Les


PRICE FROM ? £439 per person
Plan My Trip

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.

Other Information

Your Hotel

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

Rockingham Castle.

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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