Burghley House 16th c.near Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Its park was laid out by Capability Brown. Burghley was built for Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1558 and 1587 and modeled on the privy lodgings of Richmond Palace.
The thistle and the rose - Detail from the Treaty of Perpetual Peace (1502) between England and Scotland which was cemented by the marriage of James IV of Scotland to Princess Margaret, Henry VII’s daughter. The borders of this document illustrate the thistle (James’ emblem), the Tudor rose and the marguerete representing Margaret.
Newstead Abbey is the ancestral home of Lord Byron and with a beautiful house and extensive grounds it's well worth a visit. You can get there easily on the Trent Barton Pronto service from Victoria Bus Station or get the train to Newstead Village Station and walk. They have tons of family activities on throughout the summer, more details can be found on the Nottingham City Council What's On page.