Things To See & Do

Stilton Oaks Golf Course

Stilton Oaks Golf Course is an 9-hole course (previously 18) located just a couple of minutes drive from our car park.

The Par 72 course was constructed at the height of the golfing boom and boasts what is genuinely a very sincere test of golf. The general condition of Stilton Oaks is very good all year round and various upgrades and renovations in recent years have certainly helped get the fairways and greens in tip-top condition.

Weekday and weekend prices vary, but ask at reception for more information.

Burghley House

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.

There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to paddle, see the teddy bear’s picnic in the gardens of surprise or take time over lunch in the Orangery.

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Rutland Water

This internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water  and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl.

It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated as a European Special Protection Area and internationally recognised as a globally important wetland RAMSAR site.

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Oundle is an impressive  historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its Georgian streetscapes and limestone buildings, including our sister Inn, The Talbot Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House.

There is plenty of discovery to do, whether you are on the history trail, attending one of the many local events or want to partake in some active country pursuits.

In the town itself, there are a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries and of course the famous Public School. Encircled by the river Nene there are lots of leisure and wildlife opportunities as well as many picturesque villages on the periphery.


Explore Peterborough and all that the historic cathedral city has to offer, from it’s shopping and retails outlets to it’s many historic buildings and heritage sites. Peterborough is in the heart of rural east England and with a population of around 200,000. It borders with Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Whatever you may be looking for, Peterborough has the perfect mix. From heritage attractions to countryside walks, nature reserves and villages with events throughout the year.

Take in the magnificent 900 year-old Norman cathedral, with its beautiful grounds and majestic architecture, or follow the heritage trail to be transported back in time at Peterborough Museum.

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St. Ives

St Ives is a beautiful historic town around 15 miles from Stilton and sits on the banks of the river Great Ouse, as well as being home to our sister Inn, The Golden Lion Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House.

St Ives offers a wealth of recreational opportunities including guided electric riverboat trips. You can also discover a fascinating riverport heritage along the waterfront, alleyways and market place, and a great range of independent shops plus a recently renovated museum.

The town has retained its character and charm with regular markets held every Monday and Friday, large Bank Holiday markets and an award-winning Farmers’ Market held on the first and third Saturday of each month.

A focal point is the splendid 15th century Bridge and Chapel over the river, one of only four such surviving in England.

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