There is a wealth of things to see and do in the area...
The historic and picturesque town of Stamford is close by, and was recently dubbed the ’finest town in England’. It has artisan cafes, shops and restaurants, and has formed the backdrop for television costume dramas including ’Middlemarch’, and the 2005 film ’Pride & Prejudice’. Explore Burghley House, which was built and predominantly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. The house is a splendid example of Elizabethan architecture and offers beautiful gardens to explore. It is, of course, also home to many events throughout the year, including the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials in September. A vibrant market is held every Friday.
Offering boat hire on the River Nene, Oundle is close by. Surrounded on three sides by the river, it is a beautiful stone built market town, which has served the surrounding valleys since Saxon times. With it's inks to the Gunpowder Plot, Lyvedon New Bield is well worth a visit. Peterborough, with its beautiful Norman cathedral is just 20 minutes away, and offers great shopping and eateries. The East of England Showground is just outside of Peterborough, home to shows and exhibitions including The Shire Horse Show, National Motor Home Show and many others.
A little further afield is the university city of Cambridge where you can be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. To make your trip easier, there’s a great park and ride system available too. For those looking for peaceful walks and unspoilt scenery, Rutland Water is just a 20-minute drive away and offers great leisure activities including a water side stroll, sailing and windsurfing classes, and bike hire. Sacrewell Farm Park is close by and is fantastic for both children and adults, it has many attractions including its majestic Shire horses and Hamerton Zoo Park. For those seeking faster thrills, Silverstone is also within easy reach, and Rockingham Speedway not far away.
With easy access to the A1, A47 and A14, it is the ideal location to explore everything this beautiful and undiscovered area has to offer.