WHAT A ROAD: Explorers Road
The Explorers Road – The Great North Road (A1).
For two thousand years the English have travelled a highway which connects north to south along a 500km route through the historic and cultural heart of the nation.
Now curious travellers can use the Explorer’s Road to get to know England and the English by exploring their traditions and eccentricities, enjoying their much-loved countryside, and revealing hidden attractions and landmarks known only to local people as you tour the Explorer’s Road.
The Explorer’s Road offers a huge variety of attractions and experiences. Each day you can choose from sightseeing at stately homes and castles, uncovering English history at fascinating and quirky museums, walking and cycling in stunning landscapes or exploring ancient market towns and historic cities.
Each evening we invite you to take your pick from traditional coaching inns and cosy bed and breakfasts to pubs with rooms, country house hotels or upmarket city-based properties and enjoy good food in good company served up with a warm welcome.
Discover small, quirky and off the beaten track attractions and English experiences in and around Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings.
Partners in The Explorers Road are Grimsthorpe Castle, Belvoir Castle, The Bull at Rippingale, Easton Walled Gardens, Stamford Town Tours, Burghley House, Grantham Museum, Belton House, Grantham’s Angel and Royal Hotel.