Pies and Prejudice
Thanks to the popularity of period dramas on TV, great houses and stately homes around the country are experiencing a resurgence of interest. Our Lincolnshire based tour includes a variety of excursions including a visit to Doddington Hall, a superb mansion house with award winning farm shop and Burghley House which featured in the movie "Pride & Prejudice".
Lincoln • Stamford • Burghley House • Doddington Hall • Barnsdale Gardens
Day 1 Travel to the East Midlands, with an optional visit to Belton House en route. Check in with time to enjoy the hotel's leisure facilities.
Day 2 Visit the attractive town of Stamford. Captured in time by its conservation status, this once major wool town has featured in various costume dramas. Later visit the magnificent Burghley House. Julian Fellowes, the creator of TV's Downton Abbey, recently filmed here in his mission to find real-life versions of his characters. Visitors can gain an insight into life in an Elizabethan mansion house first hand.
Day 3 Travel to the historic town of Melton Mowbray this morning for an included visit to the renowned Dickinson and Morris Pork Pie Shoppe with a demonstration and tasting of one of the UK's most famous culinary exports. Continue to Barnsdale Gardens, home to 38 individual gardens originally created by TV gardener Geoff Hamilton for the BBC's "Gardeners World" programme.
Day 4 Enjoy an introductory guided tour of the historic city of Lincoln with its stunning Cathedral, pretty streets and castle which also featured TV's Downton Abbey. Afterwards visit the superb Doddington Hall, designed by Robert Smythson with walled courtyards, turrets, 6 acres of romantic gardens and now home to an excellent farm shop.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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The Olde Barn Hotel, Grantham
An award-winning hotel that successfully combines rustic charm with modern accommodation. The Barn Restaurant takes pride of place at the hotel with an emphasis on quality dining.
• 3 star superior
• 103 bedrooms
• Lift • Leisure centre
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Grantham
• Introductory guided tour of Lincoln
• Visits to Burghley House and Doddington Hall
• Admission to Barnsdale Gardens
• Demonstration and tasting at
Dickinson & Morris
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