Tourism

The Cakehole is ideally located for access to a number of local and regional tourist attractions, including:

Belvoir Castle - home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland and venue for many special events, including re-enactments, country fairs and spectacular pyrotechnic displays, as well as picturesque gardens and stately home.

Belton House - historic property with extensive gardens and parkland which has featured in a number of costume dramas. Extensive adventure playground for the children! (National Trust)

Easton Walled Gardens - 12 acres of 'lost' gardens. 400 years of gardening have created a peaceful and settled atmosphere, enhanced by the beautiful valley surrounding it.

Grimsthorpe Castle - historic house, park and gardens dating from the 13th century and including a late work by Sir John Vanbrugh. Cycle hire available.

Grantham House - handsome town house dating from 1380. (National Trust)

Woolsthorpe Manor - home of Sir Isaac Newton, with museum and activity centre as well as a certain apple tree... (National Trust)

Rutland Water - nature reserves, ornithology centre, water sports centre and exhibition centre, including the fascinating story of Normanton Church. Cycle hire available.

The historic towns of Newark and Southwell

The picturesque town of Stamford with its medieval streets and Burghley House

The historic city of Nottingham with its Castle, Robin Hood, Caves and extensive shopping opportunities, as well as major sporting venues, such as Trent Bridge, the City Ground, and the National Ice Stadium, and buzzing nightlife.

The city of Lincoln, with its impressive and imposing Cathedral, historic Castle (where you can view a rare copy of the Magna Carta), Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and vibrant and interesting streets.