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English History Homestay

English History Homestay

Downton Abbey fans will love this homestay! It is designed for those people who are interested in the rich history reflected in beautiful English cities, towns and stately homes, in the hidden gem of middle England.

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Soak up the grandeur of the stunning Burghley House. The beauty of this fine Elizabethan house has to be seen to be believed. If you like the kitchen in Downton Abbey, you will adore the coppery kitchen of Burghley House.

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Take the rare opportunity at Belton House of seeing and comparing the beautiful upstairs rooms of the wealthy owners, with the downstairs living quarters of the hard working servants of the early 20th century. English history fans will find this experience fascinating.

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Enjoy the historical sights of the city of Nottingham. Visit Nottingham Castle which is steeped in the heroic legend of Robin Hood. Experience the atmosphere of the English Pub by eating a delicious lunch in the oldest pub in England. Unforgettable!

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The historic city of Lincoln offers you many memorable sights including the breathtaking Lincoln Cathedral. Learn the history of Lincoln Castle, with it's eerie Prisoner Chapel. The old shops on Steep Hill ooze old charm and the old fashioned sweet shop offers tasty treats.

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Explore the more humble abode of Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of the eminent scientist and mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton. Learn about his awe-inspiring life when viewing the room in which he was born and the room in which he conducted many of his important experiments.

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The spectacular Rockingham Castle is positioned high above the pretty village of Rockingham. It's architecture has examples from every period of its 950 year history. The Castle is surrounded by 18 acres of gardens. The enormous 400 year old "Elephant Hedge" divides the formal 17th century terraced gardens. A photographer's delight.

A woman in period costume drawing the curtains to the Tudor dining room at the 12th century Rockinhgham Castle. Rockingham Castle stands on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over five counties and the Welland Valley below. Built by William the Conqueror, the Castle was a royal residence for 450 years and for 450 years it has been a family home. The predominantly Tudor building has architecture, furniture and works of art, including a remarkable collection of 20th century pictures. Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to the Castle and based Chesney Wolds in Bleak House on Rockingham.

Rockingham Castle is a historian's paradise. It houses historical artefacts from various centuries. During Victorian times Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to this wonderful home and performed in his own plays in the Long Gallery. A visit to Rockingham Castle is a truly grand experience!

**Dates available from March to October **

English History Homestay Package Price:
 7 Day (6 Nights) £995.00

Package includes the following :-

Accommodation
Private bedroom
Meals
Transport to and from the local Grantham railway station
English tutor or tour guide
All tuition and material fees
Transport to and from venues
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

7 Day Example Schedule:

Day 1: Arrival at your destination (p.m.)

Day 2: Nottingham (All day)
Visit the world famous home city of Robin Hood. Enjoy visiting the site of Nottingham Castle with it's Museum and Art Gallery. Have lunch at the oldest pub in England, which dates back to 1189!

Shop for the world famous Nottingham lace, enjoy the Cath Kidston shop and visit the unforgettable Paul Smith's shop in the home city of this famous fashion designer. Alternatively continue to explore historical sites such as the Nottingham Caves.

Day 3: Lincoln (All day)
Explore the city of Lincoln, one of the four main cities of Roman Britain. Enjoy Lincoln Cathedral, one of the finest Medieval buildings in Europe, which featured in the film The Da Vinci Code. The cobbled streets of the Cathedral quarter of Lincoln has many specialist shops offering an assortment of antique, craft, book and gift shops.

Enjoy the nostalgia of the delicious old-fashioned sweet shop and the fascinating, historical exhibits of English life in bygone years at the interesting Lincolnshire Life Museum. Visit the Ellis Windmill dating from 1798 where flour is still being ground in the traditional way.

Day 4: Relaxation time (a.m.)
Relax in the peaceful garden, home, village or surrounding countryside.

Burghley House (p.m.)
Visit this splendid Elizabethan stately home which is an antique lovers paradise. Admire the painted scenes that adorn many of the walls and ceilings. Burghley House is often used for period films. Past films include Elizabeth, The Da Vinci Code and Pride and Prejudice.

Day 5: Woolsthorpe Manor (a.m.)
Explore the birthplace of the great scientist Sir Isaac Newton and see the tree that the famous apple originated from. Investigate the exciting science centre which demonstrates many of his fascinating theories.

Rockingham Castle (p.m.)
The sumptuous Rockingham Castle was built by William The Conqueror in the 11th Century. This Royal Castle was given by Henry VIII to the ancestors of the present owners whose family have lived there for 450 years. Make the most of the rare opportunity to step inside such a magnificent home that has been occupied for a 1000 years.

Day 6: Relaxation time (a.m.)
Relax in the peaceful garden, home, village or surrounding countryside.

Belton House and Garden (p.m.)
Take the fascinating below stairs tour of Belton House revealing the interesting lifestyle of the servants. The upstairs of this fine 17th century country house displays a stunning array of decoration, paintings and furniture. It has been a favourite place of England's royal family over the centuries. Enjoy the formal gardens, which in the 19th century were restored to their George II glory.

Day 7: Departure to your onward destination (a.m.)

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