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The evocative lakeside ruins of Newstead Abbey are inextricably associated with the original tortured romantic, Lord Byron (1788–1824), who owned the house until 1817...
Birmingham, the Midlands & the Marches
One of the most complete Elizabethan mansions in the country, Hardwick Hall was home to the 16th century's second-most powerful woman, Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury – known to all as Bess of Hardwick – who amasse...
Set in a pretty park overlooking the River Trent, the ruins include an impressive Norman gate and a series of underground passages and chambers...
About 2 miles east of Newark by the Winthorpe Showground, this air museum has an impressive collection of aircraft, including a fearsome Vulcan bomber.
Southwest of Newark Castle along the river, this family-friendly place is packed with old agricultural and industrial machinery, but the highlight is the walk-through re-creation of a Victorian shopping street.
Grantham & Around
The ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, Belvoir (pronounced 'beaver') is a magnificent baroque and Gothic fantasy constructed in the 19th century over the ruins of three previous castles...
Newton fans may feel the gravitational pull of the great man's former home, about 8 miles south of Grantham...
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