Cities and market towns
“Take a detour. Discover small towns
and friendly faces that don't grow along the highway.” Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Our county town with it's historic centre and soaring Cathedral is about 50 minutes away by car, and full of old charm. Lincoln offers a rich history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink.
With over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems, Stamford (about 15 miles away) is always a lovely place to visit. Stamford is a bustling, prosperous, market town with a wide range of shops, hostelries and attractions. Whilst you are in the area you can enjoy a visit to Burghley House or nearby Rutland Water.
Oakham, the County Town of Rutland, is about 20 minutes away. Full of medieval history, scrumptious food & stylish shopping it's a pretty, traditional English market town, bustling with activity. Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see in Oakham which makes it ideal for a day trip.
Rutland’s smaller market town of Uppingham is about 30 minutes away. Enjoy shopping amongst honey-coloured buildings, steeped in history, in a distinctly charming English market town. Uppingham is blessed with a range of speciality shops and traditional retailers, many of whom are still family owned and run.
Oundle is a quintessentially English market town with many of its central buildings dating from the seventeenth century. About 35 minutes away, it sits amidst the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire. Oundle has a quaint old market place full of bespoke shops, two tea rooms and a number of traditional old pubs that serve good food.
A little further afield, about and hour's drive, the University city of Cambridge is one the most beautiful places to visit in our area, if not in the UK as a whole. Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found.