Local Attractions

Popular attractions close to Styles Lodge include several magnificent country houses and gardens designed by the world’s most outstanding gardeners, architects and garden designers, some of which are listed below.

Visit Boughton House (http://www.boughtonhouse.org.uk), the Northamptonshire home of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and described as ‘The English Versailles’.

Kelmarsh Hall (http://www.kelmarsh.com) is a Palladian style mansion built in the early 1730’s, with gardens largely inspired by the society decorator and former resident Nancy Lancaster.

Coton Manor garden (http://www.cotonmanor.co.uk) is an absolute delight and runs courses covering a range of horticultural topics. There is something of interest throughout the year, snowdrops and hellebores the bluebell wood, the wildflower meadow, the beautiful borders.

Holdenby House (http://www.holdenby.com), with its 20 acre Grade 1 listed garden and falconry centre is just across the fields from Althorp (http://www.althrop.co.uk) the home of the Spencer family. Also close by is Cottesbrooke Hall and gardens (http://www.cottesbrookehall.co.uk) which houses one of the finest collections of sporting paintings in the world.

Rockingham Castle (http://www.rockinghamcastle.com) is a mere 10 minutes drive and hosts jousting days and historical re-enactments.

 

There is an extensive calendar of events in the area throughout the year, from steam rallies to fireworks displays, Shakespeare on the lawn to falconry. We would be pleased to help you plan a tour of the area if you tell us your particular interests. There is also good coarse and fly fishing and we are very close to Rockingham Motor Speedway. Stamford and Burghley House, the home of the 4 star international 3 day event held in September every year, are just 30 minutes drive.