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Home General Interest Places of Interest Nearby

We live in a beautiful countryside area of rich historical interest with lots of lovely places to visit nearby.

They nearly all have their own websites or have detailed information on other websites so below you will find links to those sites. Please note that these are external websites not maintained by us.

    • Oundle - Our local town but also a beautiful historical market town, with its own Oundle Museum and the site of the old Oundle School with its historical buildings and grounds.

 

 

    • Barnwell Country Park - just outside Oundle, a lovely place for a gentle stroll, a picnic, bird-watching, fishing and a very popular and ever-expanding childrens playground with sandpit, swings, climbing frames and zip wire. You could combine a visit with lunch at .

 

    • Fotheringhay - A charming neighbour village, stone-built with many thatch roofs = just over the other side of the A605. This is the location of the Fotheringhay Church and  Fotheringhay Castle Mound - burial site of Mary Queen of Scots. In fact it's a lovely walk there from here - across the fields from Warmington Mill, past the lock over to Fotheringhay where you could take lunch at The Falcon Inn and then walk back again.

 

    • Old Sulehay, a The Wildlife Trust woodland near Yarwell, This is a beautiful wood to walk around especially when the bluebells and wild garlic are blooming.

 

    • Lyvden New Bield - a National Trust site with a ruined Elizabethan house and significant garden with moats.

 

    • Peterborough Cathedral - A stunning cathedral "one of the UK’s top landmarks as voted in a 2007 Fujifilm users poll and is one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe today", burial site of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's long suffering first wife!

 

    • Wansford - A picturesque old village on the Great North Road - now just off the A1.

 

    • Clare Cottage, Helpston - Between Stamford and Peterborough, in the village of helpston is the home of John Clare 1793-1864. John Clare is widely regarde as one of Englands greatest poets. He lived in the cottage from 1793-1832. Visit the Cottage, its gardens, tea rooms with lovely homemade lunches and gift ware. Tel: 01733 253330

 

    • Apethorpe Hall, Apethorpe - An English heritage property recently purchased with an ongoing programme of restoration and research. A grade 1 Listed property of exceptional interest with important jacobean interiors. Guided tours by arrangement only. Restricted season summer months through to the end of september. Tel: 0870333 1183 to arrange.

 

    • Kirby Hall, Corby - A fascinating Elizabethan and 17th Century House (used as a filming location for the 1999 version of Jane Austin's 'Mansfield Park') with outstanding views from its windows of the beautiful restored gardens. Entrance fee.

 

    • Nene Valley Railway (steam train) with train stations at Wansford (Stibbington, just off A1) Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere, Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction. They also run a number of special events fun for all the family- check out the website for details

 

    • Ferry Meadows Country Park. -  On outskirts of Peterborough, a lovely large green park with lakes, meadows, woodland, a mini-train, cafe, a visitors centre and playgrounds. Good for gentle walks, kids cycling and roller-skating (smooth paths), fishing and some boating activities.

 

 

    • Stamford - A very attractive stone market town, just up the A1 from here (north of Peterborough) where you can enjoy looking at the old buildings, strolling by the river and feeding the ducks, shopping, a Friday morning market, museum and visit Burghley House, Park and Gardens (free admission to  the sculpture gardens). Sadly Stamford Museum has now been closed although Lincolnshire County Council is developing plans that will see the creation of a new heritage hub in Stamford Library.  This is due to open in December 2011.
  • Wakerley Great Wood, Off the A43, just 6 miles South west of Stamford. A wonderful place for dog walking,  cycling and picnicing (part of Rockingham Forest) with short and longer suggested routes and facilities. Well worth a visit.

  • Fineshade Woods (Top Lodge), An ancient woodland near Kings Cliffe great for cycling (cycle hire now available there) or walking with café, RSPB shop, education programme, toilets, circular all ability woodland walks and bird hide.

 

  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve - A little bit further to go but worth it for waterside walks/cycling around the reservoir. The reservoir is big so there are a number of carparks around and At Normanton and Whitwell there are cycle shops and cycle hire. The Whitwell site also has picnic areas, a cafe and a climbing wall. You can cycle all around the reservoir but please note it is 16.78 miles / 27 km!

 

  • Anglian Birdwatching and Wildlife Centre, (Egleton. Rutland Water) near Oakham. About half an hours drive from Warmington there is a fascinating and beautiful nature reserve in the small and very pretty village of  Egleton, on Rutland water. Lots of lovely walks around the Reserve with a centre for wildlife and birdwatchers to view on the waters edge from a purpose built glass fronted building with a tuck shop for snacks, drinks and a well stocked and presented visitors centre with displays and lots of information.The activities are in tranquil surroundings and suitable for everyone young and not so young. There are workshop days and demonstrations , from dry stone walling, photography competitions, birdwatching for beginners, make a nest box family challenge and much much more.It makes a lovely and unusual day out!

 

If you would like to recommend any other places to go near Warmington please do contact us and send us details.