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Northamptonshire Local Attractions

Attraction Location Area Description
Althorp Northampton The home of the Spencer family. Diana memorial and exhibition. Concerts and events.
Harrowden Hall Wellingborough Early 18th century Harrowden Hall retains its contemporary garden, including statues by Van Nost
Boughton Park Boughton Extensive remains of formal gardens of late 17th and early 18th century, including a lily pool set around a country house.
Kirby Hall Corby One of England's greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses. A huge, partly roofless mansion, the refitted and redecorated Great Hall and state rooms remain intact. The gardens, partly restored, are laid out in an elaborate 'cutwork' design.
Canons Ashby Daventry Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful gardens with an impressive collection of wall paintings and Jacobean plasterwork. Remains of an Augustinian priory.
Farnborough Hall Banbury Honey-coloured 18th-century stone-built house with fine 18th-century decoration, noteable plasterwork and landscaped garden created in the 1740s
Sulgrave Manor Banbury The ancestral home of the Washingtons, including the largest collection of George Washington memorabilia in the UK. Also the National Garden of the Herb Society.
Rockingham Castle Market Harborough Built on the instruction of William the Conqueror, continuously occupied for nearly 1000 years with just two owners - firstly the monarch and then the Watson family (for over 450 years).
Warwick Castle Warwick Historic castle with exhibitions and events. Very popular.
Cottesbrooke Northampton Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens: 18th century English and French furniture. Fine English, continental and Chinese porcelain. 18th century landscaping, the gardens are of great variety with fine old cedars and specimen trees.
Coton Manor Guilsborough A ten acre garden occupying a hillside position extending down from a 17th century manor house is noted for its luxuriant borders using a wide range of unusual plants.
Prebendal Manor Nassington Located at Nassington near Peterborough, the Prebendal Manor Medieval Centre has Northamptonshire's oldest Manor, a Grade 1 listed 13th century building at its heart. Exhibition. Recreated medieval garden. Rare breed sheep and pigs. Activities for children.
Lyveden New Bield Oundle One of England's oldest garden landscapes. Sir Thomas Tresham's incomplete lodge and pleasure gardens lie virtually unaltered since 1605. Special events on some days.
Burghley House Stamford Burghley, built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, is one of the largest and grandest houses of its age, offering a chance to see how great houses have been furnished and inhabited down the years. Tours of the house. Events, gardens, walks, restaurant and gift shop.
Silverstone Circuit Towcester Britains premier motor racing circuit. Home of the British Grand Prix and host to many other motorsport events.
Santa Pod Raceway Wellingborough Home of European Drag Racing and host to the FIA European Drag Racing Championships. Over 50 different events during the race season January to November.
Rockingham Speedway Corby The £70 million international entertainment venue features a 1.5 mile banked superspeedway track. Offering more than just motorsport, it aims to be one of the top entertainment venues in the Midlands.
Northampton Saints Northampton Northampton Saints Rugby Club
Northants. County Cricket Club Northampton Northamptonshire County Cricket Club
Towcester Racecourse Towcester Set in the beautiful parklands of the Easton Neston Estate, Towcester Racecourse is one of the most picturesque racing venues in the country.
Royal and Derngate Theatres Northampton The two main theatrical venues in Northampton. A wide variety of theatre and music.
Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford-upon-Avon The country's best known theatrical company based at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Old Dairy Farm Centre Weedon Relaxed shopping and crafts in a lovely rural setting
Naseby Battlefield Market Harborough The decisive battle of the English Civil War was fought here on the morning of the 14th June 1645. After nearly three years of conflict, Parliament's New Model Army destroyed King Charles I's main field army.
Nene Valley Railway Stibbington Located just off the A1 at Wansford Station, Stibbington is the home of the Nene Valley Railway and an steam engine called Thomas. Steam and diesel hauled trains between Wansford and Peterborough.
Stanwick Lakes Stanwick Leisure opportunities, attractive countryside and abundant wildlife. Footpaths, cycle paths, adventure playground, nature conservation areas, assult course, bird hide, fishing, picnic areas, adventure trail.
Hamerton Wildlife Park Sawtry Zoo with birds, big cats, small cats, reptiles, primates etc. Play areas, covered picnic areas, gift shop.
Heart of the Shires Shopping Village Weedon A relaxed shopping environment in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside offering a wide range of shops set around a Victorian courtyard. Kitchenware to menswear. Free parking.

 
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