Iconic stately homes of England add a huge visitor appeal to South Kesteven, including Burghley House, Belvoir Castle, Belton House, Grimsthorpe Castle and Woolsthorpe Manor. All are within easy reach of the A1, so make an ideal itinerary addition on long distance coach tours, a great day trip from surrounding counties or a residential stay to encompass a number of these iconic properties.
Groups are welcome and catered for at each venue and a range of itineraries, themed tours and catering options are offered. Guided or self-guided tours are available and tailor made visits can be created for you. Most locations have extensive gardens and parkland also, to enhance your visit.
So discover the stately treasures of South Kesteven…
Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne & Easton Walled Gardens (joint offer)
Burghley House, Stamford
Belton House, Grantham (National Trust)
Woolsthorpe Manor, Colsterworth near Grantham (National Trust)
Belvoir Castle, near Grantham
- A half day visit to Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne, with optional lunch and parkland ‘safari’ drive – followed by an afternoon visit to Easton Walled Gardens and a cream tea.
- A day at Belvoir Castle and gardens, with a private tour of the castle and free time to view the six themed formal gardens. Complete your visit with a unique shopping experience at the Castle’s Engine Yard retail village.
- A half day at Burghley with a guided tour of the House (themed tours to select), lunch and free time to explore The Garden of Surprises, the Sculpture Garden and parkland – followed by an afternoon guided walking tour of Stamford, or free time to explore the Georgian town’s stunning architecture and niche shops.
- A National Trust day spending half a day at the majestic Belton House near Grantham with a guided tour of the House and free time to explore the beautiful gardens before lunch – then an afternoon visit to Woolsthorpe Manor, south of Grantham – the farmhouse home of Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of Modern Science. Enjoy the Science Discovery centre activities then afternoon tea.