Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Peterborough
Stamford, Steam and Rockingham Castle
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.
April - September 2021 & 2022
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
The Greatdays team can offer suggestions for somewhere to stop-off on the journey.
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.
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.
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.
All itineraries can be tailored to suit your specific requirements
|4 days / 3 nights|
|April – September 2021||from £229.00 per person|
|April – September 2022||from £235.00 per person|
A supplement will apply for occupancy of a single room – details on request