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King, Castle & Rural Rutland

King, Castle & Rural Rutland

Treat yourself to this packaged holiday which features a guided tour of Belvoir Castle and the Belvoir Brewery, a visit to beautiful Barnsdale Gardens and a relaxing cream tea cruise on Rutland Water.

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You’ll also discover an incredible story at the King Richard III visitor centre and take part in a guided tour of Leicester Cathedral; his final resting place.




 • Belvoir Brewery tour & tasting

 • Barnsdale Gardens

• Rutland Water Cruise with cream tea

 • King Richard III Visitor Centre

 • Leicester Cathedral guided tour


*Market date correct at time of brochure print.

G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1

We travel to the hotel in Grantham stopping in the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pie and specialty cheeses, for lunch to be purchased. Known as the 'Rural Capital of Food', there are many cafes, restaurants and tea rooms to choose from. Opportunity to visit Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe. Continue to the hotel later with time to freshen up before our evening meal.


Day 2

After breakfast travel to Leicester, a friendly city bursting with heritage and culture. This morning we visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre, which charts the story of the king's life and death, revealing one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. Afterwards, spend time at leisure in the city to purchase lunch. The centre is a stone's throw away from Leicester Cathedral and the tomb of King Richard. This afternoon we have a guided tour of the Cathedral before returning to the hotel later, with time to use the leisure facilities or relax with a drink at the bar before our evening meal.

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Day 3

Today we visit Belvoir Castle, a historic gem in the heart of England which is one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the world. Wander the Castle and the gardens here - they are truly a beautiful and tranquil space. Lunch can be purchased in the Engine Yard, which is home to a distinctive selection of shops right next to the Castle. The Fuel Tank produces delicious local sandwiches, salads and specials. Afterwards, travel to Belvoir Brewery, 2022 marks their 27th year of brewing excellence! Here we enjoy a guided tour followed by a tasting, please be aware practical footwear is required (no high heels, sandals, flip-flops or open-toes shoes).

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast we head for the beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, created by Britain's best loved gardener, the late Geoff Hamilton, star of Gardener's World. Known as a 'theme park for gardeners', it boasts 38 individual gardens in an 8-acre sight. See the amazing range of ideas in these individually designed and well-stocked gardens, all built on peat-free, organic principles! Afterwards travel to the pretty, traditional English market town of Oakham - look out for the unusual stocks - the five-hole stocks are somewhat of a mystery! We end the day with a relaxing cream tea cruise on Rutland Water with tea, coffee and scones with jam & cream.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast return to home area stopping in the beautiful historic town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire, for lunch to be purchased. This hidden gem is in a picturesque riverside setting and has many cafes and restaurants. Markets have been a feature in St Ives since 1100 and every Friday in Market Hill there is a small street market*.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


This hotel is situated on the edge of the 12th Century market town of Grantham. The hotel is spread over 2 floors and has no lift. However, there are many bedrooms available on the ground floor. There is a courtyard bar with lounge and terrace. Breakfast and dinner is served in the modern Gordon Restaurant. The hotel leisure club offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium and fitness centre.


En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Restaurant, Bar, Pool, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Tea/coffee

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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