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Stamford Stamford is one of Britain’s finest stone built market towns, which retains much of its medieval street pattern. Stamford has featured in many historical films including George Eliot’s Middlemarch, and more recently in Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. The town was on the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh and so boasts many fine coaching inns. The town has 11 churches, 30 pubs and 20 restaurants.
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Burghley House

Stamford is also home to Burghley House, regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England. Burghley House was built in the 16th century by William Cecil. There are lots of special events throughout the year including the internationally famous horse trials. Recently it was used extensively by the film makers of the Da Vinci Code.
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Burghley horse trials

Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral Often 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 located in the heart of the city centre and is well worth a visit.

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Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle was built on William the Conquerors orders. Famously a Royalist stronghold, the castle was appropriately the setting for the BBC TV series, 'By the Sword Divided'. Lived in for the past 450 years by the Watson family, the castle is a fascinating place to visit and holds events throughout the year.

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Rockingham Castle, a short drive from Aunby

Grimsthorpe Castle


The castle is the centrepiece in this 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. It also has wonderful gardens, click here to find out more
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Grimsthorpe Castle

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens, so many to see! Close to Rutland water are the gardens at Barnsdale which were built by Britain's best loved Television gardener Geoff Hamilton over several years for BBC TV Gardeners' World programme & various other BBC specials.

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Belton House

Belton House is run by the National Trust. It is a restoration country house with magnificent interiors, gardens and parkland. Featured in Pride and Prejudice and Tom Jones. Events run throughout the year. It also has wonderful formal gardens. Click here to find out more

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Belton house, close to Aunby Granary

Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor, north of Aunby Woolsthorpe is a small 17th century manor house and the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. The manor’s orchard includes a descendant of the famous apple tree. The manor also has an interactive exhibition.

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Belvoir Castle

The present Castle is the fourth to have stood on the site since Norman times, the existing Castle was completed in the early 19th century after previous buildings suffered complete or partial destruction during the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War and a major fire in 1816
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During your stay at Aunby why not visit Belvoir Castle

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln with all its da vinci associations, is just s short journey from Aunby

Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around. Recently featured in the film the Da Vinci code, Lincoln cathedral has welcomed visitors for a thousand years, and is well worth seeing

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Doddington Hall

Doddington Hall and Gardens, near Lincoln. A superb Elizabethan mansion by the renowned architect Robert Smythson. The hall stands today as it was completed in 1600 with walled courtyards, turrets and gatehouse. 6 acres of romantic gardens contain superb bow edge parterres, sumptuous borders and a wild garden, with a nature trail into the countryside. Winners of Sandford award for schools project Doddington Hall, easily accessible from Aunby
Rutland Water

Rutland Water

The largest man made reservoir in Europe, Click here to find out more

Flag Fen  Lincolnshire's Bronze Age centre

Stamford Arts Centre here to visit website

To see what's on in the 2009 Shakespeare festival at Tolethorpe, click here

Aunby is an easy day trip to Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough. Stamford railway station (free parking!) run regular trains to and from Leicester, Peterborough, and Birmingham, with excellent shopping and leisure activities.