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Swiss gardens
Shuttleworth collection


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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