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Jacobean grandeur at Stoke Rochford Hall

Built in a Jacobean style during the 1840s, Stoke Rochford Hall, Near Grantham in Lincolnshire, is one of the county's most impressive and imposing properties. Set in 28 acres, the hall underwent a major restoration project in 2005 after being gutted by fire. It's now a popular wedding and events venue, while the restaurant serves tasty meals and afternoon tea.

Grantham - a prime minister and more

After spending time at Stoke Rochford Hall, take a trip into Nearby Grantham. Among the sights is the Guildhall Arts Centre, which is easy to spot thanks to its splendid clock tower; it's also home to theatrical and musical performances, and workshops. Other notable sites include Sir Isaac Newton's statue and the school where he studied, Margaret Thatcher's birthplace, and St Wulfram's, which has the highest spire of any medieval church in England.

Rub shoulders with aristocracy at Belvoir Castle

Don't miss an opportunity to visit Belvoir Castle, the Grade I listed home of the Dukes of Rutland, which is open to the public on selected dates between March and October - check its website for specific details. Guided tours are available, while the tea room serves sandwiches, cakes, scones and afternoon tea.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Stoke Rochford Hall? Try Travelodge Grantham Colsterworth Hotel, Travelodge Grantham South Witham Hotel or Travelodge Grantham A1 Hotel, which are all under a 10-mile drive away.