Located in Rutland, Lyddington one of the East Midlands best kept secrets, this beautiful village is situated in the Welland Valley. The windy road down to the village captures perfectly the majestic views of local farms and stunning countryside. Striking yellow fields paint only part of the picture, with the valley peeling away to reveal rustic thatched cottages and a stone built village church.
They say small is beautiful……and never was a truer word said. Come to Rutland and discover rural England at its best; a place where sleepy villages nestle amongst rolling hills and where you can still enjoy traditional village fetes in summer complete with cake competitions, maypole dancing and Morris men. In Rutland, good food is a passion and Rutlanders believe in fully supporting our local producers; pick up a copy of Eat Drink Rutland for the best places to dine and shop for local food. Rutlanders are proud people who rejoiced when independence was granted from Leicestershire in 1997; and they’ll proudly share this slice of English idyll with you on your next short break.
To discover the many attractions, events and local treasures in Rutland visit the Discover Rutland website – www.discover-rutland.co.uk/events
Rutland Water is home to over 20,000 waterfowl and is internationally renowned for its importance as one of Great Britain’s wildfowl sanctuaries. The reservoir was built in the 1970’s and has since attracted fishermen, water sports enthusiasts and families to soak up its surroundings and take in the fresh air. Rutland Water is home to variety of events and fairs throughout the summer months, including the first international British Bird Watching Fair attracting twitters nationally and internationally to observe some rarely seen birds. Visit www.birdfair.org.uk for more information. The 26 miles of cycle paths meandering around Rutland Water are busy and well trodden in the summer months attracting cyclists, walkers and runners alike.
Visit www.rutlandwater.org.uk for more information.
This enchanting Elizabethan house is located in the centre of Stamford, Lincolnshire. It is one of Britain’s oldest and grandest houses. Mainly designed and built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, Burghley House boasts stunning rooms and exquisite gardens. The family at Burghley House welcomes visitors to enjoy a walk in Burghleys’ Garden of Surprise or their stunning Sculpture Gardens. Events are regular throughout the year including summer concerts on the lawns of Burghley House, fine food markets and the famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials which takes place annually.
The remarkable Rockingham Castle was built over 900 years ago on the instruction of William the Conqueror. Experience part of Rockinghams’ rich cultural and historic heritage and enjoy a family picnic on the castle grounds under the English summer sun. Rockingham Castle has achieved the ‘Enjoy England Excellence Award’ for three consecutive years and welcomes group visits to tour around the castle grounds and buildings.
Located just four miles away from the Marquess of Exeter, Rockingham hosts spectacular events to create the perfect weekend away. From the British F3/GT Championships to race days on Europe’ s fastest racing circuit, motor sports fans will be in their element. With events attracting people internationally there is sure to be a spectacle to witness.