Wine & Dine in Historic Northamptonshire

Our fabulous tour features Northampton’s historic Holdenby House and Delapré Abbey, where we tuck into afternoon tea. We also enjoy a wine tasting, a steam train journey and visits to the charming towns of Stamford and Market Harborough.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Holdenby House & Fleur Fields vineyard
Today we visit Holdenby House, once the largest house in Elizabethan England, where
we enjoy a guided tour of the house. We then have time to visit the eight gardens
at leisure, including the Elizabethan garden. In the afternoon, we visit Fleur Fields
vineyard for a guided tour. The vineyard has been producing award-winning wine since
2004. We can taste the 10 wines that are produced here whilst enjoying the scenery.

Day 3 Nene Valley Railway & Stamford
This morning we enjoy the nostalgia of a ride on the Nene Valley Steam Railway
before making our way to the delightful Georgian town of Stamford. Stamford’s narrow
alleyways and hidden courtyards are home to a variety of speciality shops, whilst the high
street has a great choice of independent and recognised retailers.

Day 4: Market Harborough and Delapré Abbey
We visit the charming market town of Market Harborough today, full of history, culture,
delicious food and independent retailers. In pride of place is the 400 year old, half-timbered Old Grammar School which stands in the centre of the town. The Harborough
Museum displays the famous Hallaton Treasure – one of the most important Iron Age discoveries in Britain. In the afternoon we visit Delapré Abbey, where we enjoy afternoon tea followed by a guided tour of this fascinating 900 year old monument. A secret treasure trove of art, history, intrigue and scandal, there are also 500 acres of parkland and gardens to explore.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Northampton Marriott Hotel

The Northampton Marriott Hotel provides modern, spacious amenities and is just a short distance from the Silverstone Race Circuit, Althorpe and close to motorway connections. All 120 modern bedrooms are well decorated and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but the majority of bedrooms are on the ground floor. The restaurant is spacious and light whilst the comfortable bar offers views over the garden and outdoor terrace.

Northampton Marriott Hotel

Northampton, Northamptonshire
4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £344pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £116
Based on Thursday Arrivals

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Holdenby House & Gardens with guided house tour
• Guided tour & wine tasting at Fleur Fields vineyard
• Steam journey on the Nene Valley Railway
• Guided tour of Delapré Abbey with afternoon tea
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£344 for 5 days

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