Local Information

Bulwick

Bulwick is a traditional village about six miles north-east of Corby.  It has a thriving community with an excellent village shop, a good pub and a day-care nursery (Simba’s Den).  Bulwick has recently become the home to the British Red Cross International Logistics Centre.

The parish church is the Church of St Nicholas.  There are services once a month and the church hosts a number of village events, including the Annual Bulwick Horticultural Show.

The Bulwick Village Shop is a fantastic local shop which, as well as selling day-to-day essentials, is home to the infamous Picked Village range of jams, marmalades and chutneys.  The tea terrace is open daily for tea and coffee and more recently, prosecco, wine, beer, spirits as well as tapas.

More information about the shop and The Pickled Village can be found on their websites:  Bulwick Village Shop and The Pickled Village

The newly renovated Queen’s Head is now open.  Their website is in progress but contact details can be found on the page:  The Queen’s Head 

Simbas Den is a small and friendly nursery for babies and children up to school age.  For more information, please look at their website, Simbas Den.

 


Harringworth

Harringworth lies in the Welland Valley, on the southern bank of the River Welland and is dominated by the Welland Viaduct. The village is on the border of Northamptonshire and Rutland approximately five miles from Corby.

The church of St John the Baptist has a busy church community.  There is a service once a week with a family service on the first Sunday of each month.

The village pub, The White Swan, is popular with villagers and local visitors.  As well as serving food at lunch time and evenings, there are five en-suite bedrooms ranging from £60-£70 per night.  For more information, their website is The White Swan.

There is an excellent social committee with lots of village events, as well as annual summer fete and Christmas fair.

The village has a comprehensive website with information about up and coming events, church services and local history.  Harringworth Village.

 


The Surrounding Area

Harringworth and Bulwick are within easy reach of the local market towns of Uppingham, Oundle, Stamford and Oakham.

Uppingham is the smallest of Rutland’s market towns but is very pretty with lots of traditional shops and retailers.  There are a couple of good restaurants and an excellent local market every Friday.  It is home to Uppingham School, one of the leading independent schools in the country.

Oakham is the county town of Rutland and, like Uppingham, is a picturesque market town.  It is home to another of the country’s leading independent schools (Oakham), as well as Oakham Castle and Rutland County Museum.  There is a wide range of independent shops, retailers and restaurants and a large supermarket.  Market day is on Thursday.   Oakham has a train station and is close to one of Rutland’s biggest tourist attractions, Rutland Water.

Discover Rutland is the official tourism website for Rutland and provides further information and history about these towns and the county of Rutland, as well as things to do, places to stay and useful information.

Stamford, in Lincolnshire, is approximately 20 minutes from Harringworth and Bulwick.  The River Welland runs through the centre and the town is dominated by Burghley House.  There are a wealth of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and other amenities as well as Stamford Endowed Schools, which comprises Stamford Junior, Stamford High School for Girls and Stamford School for Boys.  Visit Lincolnshire has more information about Stamford and the surrounding area.

Oundle, in Northamptonshire is a 15-minute drive from Bulwick and is another pretty market town.  The town is home to Oundle School, the third largest independent school in the country.  Market day is on a Thursday and the High Street has a variety of local shops and restaurants.  The town is surrounded by the River Nene and many very charming villages.  There is a good town website (Oundle Information) providing lots of useful information.

Corby, whilst not a market town, has a fast growing population and has recently undergone a regeneration project.  It has three large supermarkets and a number of high street shops in a small shopping arcade called Willow Place.  An international swimming pool was opened in 2009 (East Midlands International Pool) which has excellent fitness and leisure facilities.  The Corby Cube opened in 2010 and houses council offices, a library and The Core Theatre.  The Core has a fantastic range of plays, comedy and children’s theatre.  Next to the Cube is the recently opened (2015) Corby Cinema which is surrounded by a number of family friendly restaurants.   Corby has a good train station with a regular service direct to London St Pancras.