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Stamford Stamford
A once major wool town, featured in period dramas such as Middlemarch, Stamford is striking for its beautiful limestone buildings.  Seven church spires rise from its centre, and the River Welland with its water meadows flows through it.  The old coaching inn “The George” is a well-known establishment and there are a host of other eateries, shops, and an antiques centre that make the town an enjoyable place to spend time. Market day is on Fridays. Burghley House is also nearby.
   
Oundle Oundle
An attractive small market town largely built of the local limestone with a famous public school.   It has several busy cafes, good butchers, book shop, and other retail establishments.  Market day is Thursday with a farmers’ market on the second Saturday of the month. 
   
Uppingham Uppingham
A small market town with a range of speciality shops and traditional retailers.  There are several antique shops, art galleries, jewellers and a range of eating places. Market day is on Fridays. Two miles away in the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington is the Lyddington Bede House.  Built next to the Church it originated from the late medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln and is worth a passing visit.
   
Peterborough Peterborough
A regional business and shopping centre, Peterborough has a fine Norman cathedral, Museum and Art Gallery and many modern entertainment facilities.  It has excellent transport links via the main-line railway, the A1, and the A47.  London is only about 45 minutes away by train.  Cambridge is about a 45-minute drive away via the A1 and A14.
   
Oakham  Oakham
The county town of Rutland, it is an attractive local retail and business centre with a range of traditional shops, jewellers, restaurants, antique shops, and fine clothing retailers. It is also home to the splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle that is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England.
   
Burghley House Burghley House
Located on the edge of Stamford, Burghley House is one of the largest and grandest Elizabethan houses in the country.  It houses fine furniture and artwork.  It is surrounded by a large deerpark, which is open to the public, and has the Gardens of Surprise and a Sculpture Garden.  Each September it hosts the International Burghley Horse Trials.
   
Kirby Hall Kirby Hall
Described by English Heritage who manage the site as “one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses”.  Though partly roofless, the Great Hall and state rooms are intact and have been refurbished, as have the 17th-century knot gardens.
   
Rutland Water Rutland Water
One of the largest reservoirs in England, and only a 15 minute drive to the north, Rutland Water is a wonderful place for walking, cycling, bird-watching (including seeing ospreys), sailing, canoeing, and fishing.
   
Lyveden New Bield Lyveden New Bield
A striking Elizabethan mansion shell whose structure references Christian ideaology.  It was never completed, but the National Trust has recently restored its garden with spiral mound, fish ponds and an orchard.  A very peaceful place.
   
Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle
William the Conqueror ordered a castle to be built here and many medieval Kings visited the Castle until Henry VIII gave it Edward Watson.  It has been lived in by his family since then, and has a homely feel.  The Castle and Grounds are open to the public on specified days each week, and there are many events throughout the year.
   
Fotheringhay Church Fotheringhay Church and  Castle
The magnificent church of St.Mary and All Saints dates from the 15th century and was home to a college founded in the church by Edward of York in 1411. Nearby and now largely a castle mound by the River Nene was where Richard III was born and where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, tried and executed.
   
Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough Cathedral
A fine Norman cathedral noted for its original wooden painted ceiling to the nave and for the tomb of Katherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII.
   
River Nene River Nene
A gently meandering river flowing nearby through Oundle, Fotheringhay, Wansford and thence to Peterborough.  There are many riverside walks, as well as angling and boating activities.  There are also a number of riverside pubs.
   
Flag Fen Flag Fen
An archaeology park showing what life was like in the Bronze Age through a display of an uncovered section of a 1km long wooden ritual causeway, with associated treasure, and a reconstructed Bronze Age village.
   
Barnsdale Gardens Barnsdale Gardens
Located just to the north of Rutland Water, Barnsdale Gardens were created by Geoff Hamilton and regularly featured on television.  A range of garden styles and planting schemes are exhibited.  There is also a Tea Room and Nursery.
   
Nene Valley Railway Nene Valley Railway (NVR)
Rns for seven and a half miles between Yarwell Junction and Peterborough, with headquarters based at Wansford beside the A1.  There are many steam and diesel locomotives, including the tank engine known as Thomas, named as such by the Revd Awdry, author of the ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ books.   Trains run on a regular basis, the timetable and special events being shown on the NVR website.
   
Fineshade woods and Red Kite Centre Fineshade Woods
A  great Forestry Commission woodland to explore with many walking, cycling and riding tracks. Fineshade Lodge is about a 1.5 mile walk through varied woodland from Kings Cliffe and has a cafe, bicycle shop with cycle hire, caravan site, and picnic facilities. The Jurassic Way also skirts through part of the woods and comes close to Kings Cliffe village.
   
























































































Hall Farm, Kings Cliffe Provides...

...two types of recently refurbished self-catering accommodation set around a beautiful stone courtyard. The Archway Apartment and The Stables Cottage provide comfortable quality living each with kitchen, dining, living, one double bedroom and bathroom/ensuite. Both have their own separate entrances off the courtyard.

For Bookings Call:
07906 502494
01780 470796

Hall Farm, Hall Yard, Kings Cliffe
Peterborough PE8 6XQ
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