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About Welland Valley Viaduct

Welland Viaduct crosses the valley of the River Welland between Harringworth in Northamptonshire and Seaton in Rutland. Over one kilometre long, completed in 1878 and with 82 arches, the bridge is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in Britain. The line is generally used by freight trains and steam specials.

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Lyddington Bede House

Lyddington Bede House

3.84km from Welland Valley Viaduct

Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice. Come and discover this delightful visitor attraction in Rutland.

Wakerley Woods

Wakerley Woods

4.95km from Welland Valley Viaduct

Wakerley is a linear village and civil parish in the county of Northamptonshire, England. Forming part of North Northamptonshire, Wakerley is close to, and south of, the River Welland that forms the boundary with Rutland; its nearest neighbour, Barrowden, is in that county and accessible by a footbridge. Wakerley is in the area of Rockingham Forest and Wakerley Great Wood is one of the forest's largest remnants. The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Duddington with Fin

Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall

5.19km from Welland Valley Viaduct

Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. While you explore, be sure to take in the incredibly rich decoration throughout the Hall, as well as the breathtaking view of the garden from the windows of the staterooms. It is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Construction on the building began in 1570, based on the designs in French architectural pattern books and

Deene Park

Deene Park

6.23km from Welland Valley Viaduct

Deene Park is a Tudor and Georgian mansion nestled in the gently rolling Northamptonshire countryside and has been the home of the Brudenell family since 1514. The most striking feature of the gardens at Deene Park is the box hedge parterre designed by David Hicks. The planting consists of clipped lavender, Geraniums, Salvias, Iris, Nepeta, and spring bulbs including Hyacinths & Tulips. As well as flora, there is a diversity of wildlife ranging from Red Kites, to Kingfisher, black swans and litt

Eye Brook Reservoir

Eye Brook Reservoir

6.5km from Welland Valley Viaduct

Eyebrook Reservoir is a jewel hidden in one of the prettiest parts of England. Surrounded by rolling arable fields, pasture land, spruce, pine and willow trees. This large reservoir straddles the border between Leicestershire and Rutland. Access is limited but good views of the northern end are available from the road. It was built between 1937 and 1940 by damming the Eye Brook and the site now covers around 200 hectares.

Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood

6.59km from Welland Valley Viaduct

Fineshade Wood is a large wooded area in the county of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands region. The wood is managed by the Forestry England and is part of the former royal hunting forest of Rockingham Forest. Part of the wood is publicly owned and part leased by Forestry England. The site has a caravan and motorhome park which is open from Easter to October.

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Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".

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