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Stamford, Steam and Rockingham Castle

4 day tour
From £235 per person - minimum 20 passengers

This tour is ideally suited for a weekend short break, includes a visit to the hidden gem of Rockingham Castle, a visit to Georgian Stamford, a steam train ride on the Nene Valley Railway, and a tour of Peterborough Cathedral.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

The Greatdays team can offer suggestions for somewhere to stop-off on the journey.

Day 2

Rockingham Castle and Georgian Stamford

This morning we travel to Rockingham Castle near Corby for a private tour. A family home since 1544, it was originally built around 1070 on the instructions of William the Conqueror. Since then the castle has welcomed many kings and queens including Richard the Lionheart. We then travel to the delightful Georgian town of Stamford. Sir Walter Scott proclaimed it as “the finest stone town in England” with more than 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone including five medieval churches.

Day 3

Nene Valley Railway and Peterborough

Today we take a trip back in time on the Nene Valley Railway for a relaxing journey in restored, wooden panelled coaches for a 15-mile return journey from Peterborough to the country station at Yarwell. This standard gauge heritage railway has featured in many television series and in the James Bond films Octopussy and Goldeneye. Not shaken, but hopefully stirred, we then make our way into the centre of Peterborough for a private tour of Peterborough Cathedral, one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England, one of the most significant medieval abbeys in the country, and the burial place of two queens. If time permits there’s free time for a spot of retail therapy before we return to the hotel.

Day 4

Return home

Suggested Hotels

Park Inn Peterborough ***

Inspected by Greatdays staff  

This City Centre hotel provides easy access to attractions such as Queensgate Shopping Centre and Peterborough Cathedral and is within easy walking distance of the train station.  Friendly staff and excellent food and drinks await at the restaurant and bar and the lounge area invites you to relax. Guests enjoy free access to the off-site Vivacity fitness centre which is just 1 kilometre away. There are 115 en-suite bedrooms and suites, each with amenities like free Wi-Fi, TV, hospitality tray and hairdryer. The hotel has adapted rooms for disabled use and on-site coach parking.

Marriott Peterborough ****

Inspected by Greatdays staff  

Ideally situated on 11 acres of lush, landscaped grounds and just a short drive from the city centre, this hotel is a great base to explore Peterborough.  The Cast Iron Grill serves delicious English cuisine, the Brew Bar Lounge offers a first class cocktail menu and the Senses Lounge showcases speciality beverages and a light dining menu. The hotel boasts a pool, gym and Jacuzzi.  The spacious accommodation features contemporary design touches and all rooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer, iron and tea and coffee making facilities. Coach parking is available on-site.

Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering ****

A warm welcome awaits at this recently refurbished hotel. It is situated just outside Corby and boasts an open lobby and restaurant, bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include a Health and fitness centre with gym, pool and spa. Relax in one of the air-conditioned bedrooms which are equipped with TV, hairdryer, iron and hospitality tray. This hotel has rooms adapted for disabled use and a lift to all floors.

Dates 4 days / 3 nights 
2022 dates From £235.00 per person
2023 dates Prices on request

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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