DAYS OUT IN THE NENE VALLEY # 5 heritage : Lyveden new bield & Oundle


Lyveden New Bield

Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605. Discover the mysterious garden lodge and explore the Elizabethan garden with its spiral mounts, terracing and canals.

Lunch Options

Lyveden Cottage Tea Room
Skylark Café, Fermyn Woods Country Park

PM Option 1

Lyveden Way Walk

Many walks link Lyveden to the aurrounding woodland and rural villages including Wadenhoe, Brigstock and Benefield. The wider countryside is bursting with history and wildlife. Enjoy a short walk to Fermyn Woods Country Park along the Lyveden Way and stop for a bite to eat at the Skylark Café. Alternatively, head out from Lyveden towards the village of Wadenhoe through Lilford Wood.

Option 2 - Oundle

Enjoy an afternoon in Oundle, an historic market town famous for its Georgian streetscapes and impressive limestone buildings. There is much to discover whether you are on the history trail, attending one of the many cultural events or want to enjoying active country pursuits.

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