Places to See

Belton House

Belton House
One of the finest 17th century country houses in Britain.  Delightful gardens, luxuriantly planted orangery and lakeside walks ensure Belton House is a pleasure to explore all year round. Featured in the BBC's TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth.

Belvoir CastleBelvoir Castle
The ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years. The castle is currently the family home of the 11th Duke, Duchess and their young family.

Woolsthorpe ManorWoolsthorpe Manor
A National Trust property located 7 miles south of Grantham just off the A1. This 17th century farmhouse was the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton in 1642 and rooms on view reflect life of the period.

Burghley HouseBurghley House
Burghley house is the largest and grandest of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer of England, between 1555 and 1587, the house is a family home for his descendants to this day.

Barnsdale GardensBarnsdale Gardens
Barnsdale Gardens are familiar to millions of BBC2 viewers as the home of Geoff Hamilton and Gardeners' World is open every day.The gardens comprise 37 individual gardens and features that all blend together by linking borders into one 8 acre garden.

The Viking WayThe Viking Way
A 147 mile long walking path starting in Barton upon Humber and finishing in Oakham in Rutland, the smallest county in England.

Garthorpe RacecourceGarthorpe Racecourse
Point to point racing venue owned by Buckminster Estate.

Buckminster LakeBuckminster Lake
Trout fishing in the spring fed lake set within the peaceful surroundings of the Estate's private parkland.

Buckminster Gliding ClubBuckminster Gliding Club
For the more adventurous visitors. Based down the road at Saltby Airfield, experience the sheer exhilaration of powerless flight.

Easton Walled GardenEaston Walled Gardens
Lincolnshire's 'lost gardens'. 400 years of gardening have created a peaceful and settled atmosphere enhanced by the beautiful valley surrounding it.

Rutland WatersRutland Water Nature Reserve
With 9 miles of shoreline, it is the home to several pairs of ospreys. Activities here include nature trails, bird-watching, cycling, fishing, rock wall climbing and most water-sports. It has a visitors centre, an aqua park and also a sand beach area. There are also a bar, cafe and restaurant.

The Mowbray Way
A walk through the Leicestershire countryside from Buckminster, passing through Buckminster Park and Waltham on the Wolds before finishing at Scalford. Highlights on the route include several small villages.

TwinlaTwin Lakeskes Theme Park
Explore Twinlakes Theme Park which has endless adventures of family fun packed with variety, adventure and fun for all the family.