Things to Do Near Yarwell Mill Country Park

Things To Do Nearby

Nassington Village

Distance: Half a mile
Description: Nassington is only half a mile from Yarwell Mill and has many historic connections having existed since at least Anglo-Saxon times including Grade 1 listed Prebendal Manor House which opens for visits on selected days. The village boasts two very popular pubs; The Black Horse and The Queens Head, and also Nassington Stores village shop & post office which is the nearest grocery shop.


Yarwell Village

Distance: Half a mile
Description: Yarwell Mill is situated half a mile from the centre of the postcard picture village which is steeped in history with its cottages of creamy limestone. You could visit the 800 year old Church of St Mary Magdalene or pop into the The Angel Inn, a traditional 17th century pub which has a lively mix of entertainment nights and excellent food and beers.
Link: www.yarwell.com


The Nene Valley Steam Railway

Distance: 1 mile
Description: The NVR is a private railway operated by enthusiasts and stretches for seven and a half miles between Yarwell Junction and Peterborough. Stream Trains and Deisel Locomotives run to a regular timetable most days and there is much to see at Wansford Station just one stop away. Visitors to the Park can use the service to take a trip into Peterborough’s city centre, a return trip of 15 miles. The railway has featured in many television series including London’s Burning and the James Bond films Octopussy and Goldeneye. Nene Valley Railway is the home of children’s favourite Thomas The Tank Engine. Thomas events are held throughout the season Yarwell Junction Station can be accessed from the Park. NB. Park residents and guests receive a discount on the Nene Valley Railway.
Link: www.nvr.org.uk


The Village of Wansford

Distance: 1 mile
Description: Wansford is a beautiful village a short drive or only a 15 minute walk from Yarwell Mill. It is situated around its wide main street and spreads over the delightful stone bridge. The architecture and character of the village makes for a charming visit. There are two pubs, the Papermills and the Cross Keys and a superb hotel called the Haycock. There is also a post Office and two antique shops selling a number of old and valuable items. You will also find a church in Wansford, a Methodist Chapel and a butchers.
Link: www.wansfordvillage.com


Sibson Airfield

Distance: 2 miles
Description: You may well spot the skydivers or hear the chutes opening from the Park as often they are dropped by UK Parachuting in the vicinity. Whether you are a seasoned jumper, fancy trying it or even just visiting to watch Sibson airfield is well worth a visit. It is also home to Peterborough Flying School.
Link: www.skydivesibson.co.uk


Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre

Distance: 2 Miles
Description: A farm attraction with loads to do for the kids with an 18th century watermill containing The National Centre for Milling and afternoon teas for adults. Children’s activities include: Animal Handling, Tractor Rides, and an Activity Barn.
Link: www.sacrewell.org.uk


Prebendal Manor and Tithe Barn Museum

Distance: 2 miles
Description: Located just up the road in Nassington is the Grade 1 listed Prebendal Manor with a history dating back to the Anglo-Saxon period with connections to Richard II. You can visit the house, museum and also the gardens which were described by Alan Titchmarsh as a “stunning example of a recreated medieval garden”
Link: www.prebendal-manor.co.uk


The Village of Fotheringhay

Distance: 3 miles
Description: Mention Fotheringhay and most people will automatically think of Mary Queen of Scots, Royal Connections, the Duke of York and Elizabeth 1st, so steeped in history is this picturesque Northamptonshire village. As well as viewing the remains of Fotheringhay Castle you might visit the magnificent 15th century church, St. Mary and All Saints, or drop in next door to the highly regarded eatery the Falcon Inn.
Link: wikipedia.org/wiki/Fotheringhay


Apethorpe Palace

Distance: 4 miles
Description: Apethorpe Palace formerly known as Apethorpe Hall is one on Englands grand country houses, a medieval manor house built in the 15th century. The 48-bedroom house was developed as the focal point and power base of leading Tudor and Jacobean families, closely involved with the Court of England’s ruling monarchs for more than 150 years from Edward IV to Charles I. Pre-booked guided tours can be made in July and August through English Heritage.
Link: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/apethorpe-palace/


Elton Hall & Gardens

Distance: 4 miles
Description: Description: Elton Hall was built in the 12th century and stands proud in a unspoilt landscaped parkland. This private country house has been the ancestral home of the Proby family since 1660. Guided tours of the house and its artworks The Hall and gardens are open on selected days from May to August.
Link: www.eltonhall.com


The Town of Oundle

Distance: 6 miles
Description: A charming market town filled with honey coloured stone houses and fine old buildings, many of them belonging to word famous Oundle School. Well worth a visit to stroll the winding streets and then take refreshment in one of the many artisan coffee shops, cosy pubs or even a visit to Oundle Wharf with its own brewery, shops and restaurant.
Link: www.oundle.info/visitors


Peterborough Arena & Showground

Distance: 6 miles
Description: A large indoor and outdoor events venue set on the Peterborough Showground. The Areana regularly hosts big name live music concerts, ice shows, antique festivals, corporate, faith and family events. The Showground is also home to the Peterborough Panthers speedway. Check their website to see what’s on when you are visiting.
Link: www.peterborougharena.com


The City of Peterborough

Distance: 6 miles
Description: Peterborough is the largest city near to the Park and has something for everyone. With its vibrant shopping centres, such as Queensgate hosting John Lewis to Peterborough Garden Park and various independent stores across the historic centre and City Market you will not be short of retail options. The magnificent Norman Cathedral sits at the centre of the City which also offers: The Peterborough Museum, Boat Trips, four sports stadiums, ice hockey, greyhounds, the Key Theatre and the Cresset Theatre with drama, ballet and concerts, the multiplex Showcase Cinema as well as a diverse selection of restaurants, cocktail bars and night clubs open until the early hours.
Link: www.visitpeterborough.com


The Town of Stamford

Distance: 7 miles
Description: Stamford is the most complete stone town in England; whole streets unchanged over the centuries and with 600 listed mellow limestone buildings. It is no wonder that Stamford is often the first choice of film and TV productions looking for authentic period locations such as: Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and The Da Vinci Code. Magnificent Georgian architecture, uniquely independent shops, beautiful riverside meadows, prestige local food, eating houses and pubs, plus vibrant arts scene combine to make Stamford a visitor must.
Link: www.visitlincolnshire.com/content/stamford


Rutland Water

Distance: 10 miles
Description: Set in 4200 acres of open countryside, Rutland Water Park Water has been described as “the Playground of the East Midlands” due to the fantastic array of activities on offer. On and surrounding the huge reservoir the activities available include: sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, golf, an aqua park (with giant inflatable’s), an outdoor adventure centre, game fishing, cycle hire, walking, boat trips and nature reserves with bird watching opportunities such as the chance to spot an Osprey.
Link: www.rutlandwater.org.uk


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