Skip to content
Book online or call 0330 1000 360

Rutland Riches and Elizabethan Grandeur

Rutland Riches and Elizabethan Grandeur

A splendid 5-day break experiencing some of the area's top attractions.

Book Now

A splendid 5-day break experiencing some of the area’s top attractions. We visit Barnsdale Gardens, Sandringham House, and Burghley House along with the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford.


At a Glance:

  • Barnsdale Gardens

  • Melton Mowbray

  • Stamford

Day 1

Depart from your home in the morning and travel to Barnsdale Gardens, home to 38 individually designed gardens created by the much-loved, late BBC Gardeners' World presenter, Geoff Hamilton. We continue to our hotel in Grantham arriving late afternoon with tea/coffee and biscuits being served on arrival


Day 2

After breakfast we visit the old English town of Melton Mowbray. We have the morning to explore and maybe enjoy one of the famous pork pies from 'Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, as well as the local cheeses. This afternoon we continue to the traditional market town of Oakham, with many book and antique shops together with the towns heritage attractions including the Butter Cross, 14th century church, Rutland County Museum and Norman Castle.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we travel to Stamford, best known for its 17th and 18th century stone buildings and timber framed houses. It has become a popular location for many period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice. After lunch we visit Burghley House, a grand 16th century Tudor Mansion, designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Home to generations of the Cecil family, the house has over 100 rooms and is set in 18th century parkland and gardens with a fallow deer park.

B, D

Day 4

A full day excursion to Norfolk and Royal Sandringham, much loved country retreat for Her Majesty the Queen and has been the private home to four generations of British Monarchs and set in an 8000 acre estate. The house was built in 1870 for King Edward VII and many of the rooms, which are still regularly used by the current Royal Family, are open to the public.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and visit Downtown before continuing our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel: The Olde Barn Hotel, Grantham

The Olde Barn Hotel Grantham is a delightful tranquil retreat set in beautiful Lincolnshire countryside near the village of Marston. The hotel prides itself on the quality of its food and hotel facilities include Health Club & Spa with indoor swimming pool, Sauna & Spa. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

It is not possible to display the home pick-ups map because JavaScript is disabled in your web browser.

JavaScript Information

The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service. To check the price from your address either click your street on the map or enter your postcode or city/town and click the 'Check Price' button.

Check Price
Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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

Please select the number of passengers that will be travelling

From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

Keyword Search

Availability Search


2023 Holiday UK and Continental 2023 Holiday UK and Continental

Contact Us

Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

This website uses cookies to store essential information. By continuing to browse the website you are agreeing to their use. With your permission we would like use additional cookies. For more information you can view our cookie policy. Select Settings to change your cookie preferences. To allow the use of all cookies select Accept.