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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Home of Princess Diana owned by her brother Earl Spencer just 20 minutes drive”
  • 23 locals recommend
Theatre
“A great, varied programme of touring shows, music and comedy. Always something of interest. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon tea at the Farm shop where you can also buy locally grown produce and organic meats and fresh fish. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Hotel
“Beautiful restored ancestral home with stunning grounds and restaurant, also home to the outdoor theatre and 15 minutes drive from our front door if you are going to a performance. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fancy some Premiership Rugby? Franklin's Gardens is less just over 21 miles away.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beauty Salon
“For a special occasion, you could book afternoon tea in the great hall at this fabulous hotel.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“The nearest cinema to Granary Cottage . Has six screens showing the usual films, covered parking, you can nearly always get a seat. The screens are good sizes and there are VIP seats if you want extra comfort. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Beautiful coffee house with delicious home made food and snacks! Definitely worth a visit! Their sausage rolls are to die for and I love the coconut milk hot chocolate here! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely garden and garden school with famous speakers. Great nursery and lovely lunch. Bluebells in May are worth seeing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great variety in one museum - from fossils to first World War with everything in between. An interesting building, trails for the kids and it's free. Then visit the aviary and the park cafe. A great afternoon out. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens is an elegant Palladian style country house with a prevailing history of the 20th century. Built in the 1730s, Kelmarsh hall was the beloved home to three families across two hundred and fifty years. Surrounding the hall are historic gardens, restored to evoke their early 20th century designs, with a unique walled garden at the heart. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful views. There is a nice cafe, an interactive musical playground for children, a playpark and you can rent bikes”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Good for walking, biking and jogging in the forest. There is a cafe there as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place of worship
“A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens - just a few miles from Hillrise.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Street Address
“78 Derngate is a fantastic Grade II listed building designed by influential designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There are guided tours available with a wonderful tea room located on the ground floor. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Explore 900 years of history. Tours, tea rooms (including afternoon tea), parks to perambulate, a lake for a leisurely stroll. Also a shop and interesting events. Only 5 mins drive from Granary Cottage”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Beautiful restored ancestral home with stunning grounds and restaurant, also home to the outdoor theatre and 15 minutes drive from our front door if you are going to a performance. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beauty Salon
“For a special occasion, you could book afternoon tea in the great hall at this fabulous hotel.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great English Pub with a large selection of Ales, craft beers and an extensive gin menu. Great atmosphere for a few drinks in the evening. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I wish I could select more than one category. This is a great traditional-style, friendly pub with food, music nights, comedy nights, quizzes. There's almost bound to be something on. Great atmosphere, all ages. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 2 locals recommend

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