Discover lovely Lyveden New Bield

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TAKE a stroll around Lyveden New Bield, which has opened after the winter for 2012.

The National Trust property near Corby is a mysterious unfinished garden lodge which was begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith but remains incomplete since work stopped on his death in 1605.

Visitors can discover the mysterious garden lodge and explore the Elizabethan garden with its spiral mounts, terracing and canals.

You can also wander through the new orchard, containing many old varieties of apples and pears, or explore the Lyveden Way, a circular path through beautiful meadows, wooodland and villages.

Hannah Pinchin, of Lyveden New Bield, said: “We’ve extended our opening times this year and we look forward to welcoming visitors seven days a week from May to September.

“It’s a lovely spot to revisit throughout the year to see the changes the seasons make on the recreated Elizabethan garden and orchard.”

Lyveden is open at weekends in February between 11am and 4pm.

Entry is £4 for adults and free for children.