Stamford is also the location of Burghley House, built in the 16th century by William Cecil and regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England. . There are lots of special events throughout the year including the internationally renowned horse trials. In recent years Burghley House starred in the Da Vinci Code.
Described as 'the most beautiful Norman cathedral in England', the Cathedral in Peterborough is dedicated to St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew. It is in the heart of the city centre and is well worth a visit. It contains the tomb of Catherine of Aragon and at one time that of Mary Queen of Scots.
Grimsthorpe Castle is at the centre of a 3,000 acre estate. The park has a wide variety of habits including over 24 species of butterfly that live in the limestone quarry area. The castle holds many events throughout the year Also a great adventure playground for those who like such things!
Barnsdale Gardens are close to Rutland water and were built by Britain's best loved Television gardener Geoff Hamilton. For years he was BBC TV Gardeners' World programme & various other BBC specials.