A soft rolling countryside of stone walled fields and stone villages, laced
with delecate rivers, surround Stamford.
Kings Cliffe is an ancient stone
village which is still thriving today with many small businesses, boasting a
post office, baker, green grocer, a lively pub, an art gallery and several
Set against this beautiful background are some of the
finest Great Houses in the country. The crowning glory is of course Burghley
House on the outskirts of Stamford which is 8 miles away.
Within a radius
of ten miles there are 12 historic sites that may be of interest to you. The
most magnificent of these is Burghley House (Horse Trials), Rockingham Castle,
Kirby Hall, Deene Park, and Elton Hall. In addition, there are the beautiful
stone towns of Stamford and Oundle.
For those not interested in things
historical, there is Rockingham Motor Speedway, Rutland Water, (Watersports,
Cycling, Birdwatching, Fishing). For the film and steam fanatics among you there
is the magical Nene Valley Railway that features highly in many popular films of
the last ten years.
For the more literary minded there is the amazing
spectacle of Shakespeare's plays being performed live in the open air. Tolthorpe
Open Air Theatre hosts these magical performances every