Heritage sites unveil first Hidden England itinerary

Group travel organisers can discover ‘Hidden England’ with the launch of the first in a new series of packaged itineraries spanning 1,000 years of history.

Hidden England is a consortium of heritage sites within an hour’s drive of one another, stretching across Rutland, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire.

New group itineraries will offer tailor-made visits, including a four-night package with accommodation and tours of selected attractions from £250 per person.

Close to the A1, and within easy reach of London, Hidden England includes five historic houses – Belvoir Castle, Burghley House, Doddington Hall, Grimsthorpe Castle and Rockingham Castle – plus two cathedrals, Lincoln and Peterborough. Also on the trail is Easton Walled Gardens.

Launching the new 2017 itineraries is a Tudor Trail, offering groups the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of Elizabethan England’s most famous faces.

Highlights include the burial place of Henry VIII’s first wife, Katharine of Aragon, at Peterborough Cathedral and England’s greatest Elizabethan house, Burghley (pictured).

Partner hotels include country house hotel, Hambleton Hall, and Rutland’s farmhouse hotel, Barnsdale Lodge, as well as the Grantham Ramada, which is included in the Tudor Trail group itinerary’s £250 per person package.