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Summer Heritage in the Shires and Country Towns  **No Availability**

Summer Heritage in the Shires and Country Towns **No Availability**

The Rockingham Forest Hotel
4 Nights 5 Days - Dinner Bed and Breakfast
20 May 2024
£449pp (£30 Single Room Supplement)


The Rockingham Forest Hotel is pleasantly situated just outside the pretty Northamptonshire village of Rockingham, just a short distance from ancient Rockingham Castle. Its rural setting gives easy access to the countryside and all the attractions on this tour. 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 only.


Shuttleworth explorer experience - Shuttleworth collection

Swiss garden  -   Silverstone experience, Melton Mowbray & market Harborough, Oakham and historic Stamford

Hotel entertainment on one evening


Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Northamptonshire and arriving in the afternoon at Rockingham Forest Hotel. Tea/Coffee and biscuits served on arrival.


We spend today at Shuttleworth. The impressive Shuttleworth Collection of aircraft and vehicles. The Collection opened to the public in 1963 and contains vintage aircraft, veteran vehicles, classic motorcycles, veteran bicycles and agricultural exhibits. Adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the Collection is the Swiss Garden which recreates landscapes in a picturesque alpine style. Peaceful and tranquil, the garden is a delight to explore, featuring 13 listed structures, a woodland sculpture trail and a resident peacock.


This morning, we make our way to the famous Silverstone Race Circuit and its new attraction, The Silverstone Experience. The exhibition features state of the art interactive displays telling the fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation. From here we head to Market Harborough, a historic market town, nestled away in picturesque rural south Leicestershire, featured in the 2018 edition of the Sunday Times Best Places to Live " where we have time for a sort stop before we head back to the hotel for dinner.


First stop today is historic Stamford for a short break with chance to look around the town. Later we move on to Melton Mowbray. Melton is home of the famous pork pies and is also well known for its cheeses, Stilton and Red Leicester. Sample the local delicacies, enjoy lunch and relax before we head to Oakham, County town of Rutland, England’s smallest county. We have time to look around and explore the lovely little shops and boutiques.


After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.

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