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Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can take advantage of the nearby Brampton Valley Way, a 14 mile track surrounded by beautiful scenery and rich in natural and historical heritage.
There's also Brixworth Country Park, located 5 minutes away which offers plenty of open spaces ideal for ball games, kite flying and dog walking. Cyclists can hire bikes and pedal their way around Pitsford water and children can enjoy one of two great playgrounds and explore the trail of the last gnomes of England.
Things to do in Northamptonshire
Address: The Stables, Althorp, Northampton. NN7 4HQ
Telephone: 01604 770107
Althorp House was built in 1508 and is The Spencer family ancestral home and garden, where Diana, Princess of Wales is buried. From the captivating interiors to the beguiling grounds, Althorp offers a wealth of diversions for all ages.
Address: Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough. LE16 8TH
Telephone: 01536 770240
Visitors to the Castle will immediately understand why William the Conqueror ordered a Castle to be built here. With its magnificent views across the Welland Valley this stronghold was crucial in helping William subdue his new kingdom. As well as a fortress, the Castle was an important seat of government; the Great Council of Rockingham being held here in 1095. Poised above the Welland Valley with fine views of five counties the ramparts enclose 12 acres of sweeping lawns, formal and informal gardens set among the medieval fortifications. There is a circular Rose Garden on the site of the old keep and a magnificent wild garden in the ravine below containing over 200 species of trees and shrubs, many rare.
Coton Manor Gardens
Address: Coton Manor, Coton, Northampton. NN6 8RQ
Telephone: 01604 740219
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. Landscaped on different levels, it comprises a series of distinctive smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season, and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds. Beyond the confines of the garden, there is a magical five acre bluebell wood and a colourful wildflower meadow at its best in June & July.
Address: Holdenby House, Northampton. NN6 8DJ
Telephone: 01604 770074
The house was built in 1583 by Sir Christopher Hatton. Set in the Northamptonshire countryside, the Holdenby House Estate extends to some 2,000 acres. Over half of the land is farmed in hand by the Estates farming company, Holdenby Farms, which grows a variety of combinable and energy crops.
Address: Canons Ashby House, Near Daventry, Northamptonshire. NN11 3SD
Telephone: 01327 861900
A tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful 18th-century gardens. Built by the Drydens using the remains of a medieval priory, the house and gardens have survived largely unaltered since 1710 and are presented as they were during the time of Sir Henry Dryden, a Victorian antiquary, passionate about the past. The warm, welcoming house features grand rooms, stunning tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork, contrasting with the domestic detail of the servants' quarters. Stroll in the historic parkland and catch glimpses of early medieval landscapes, while a wander through the priory church reveals the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.
Address: Sulgrave Manor, Manor Road, Sulgrave, Banbury. OX17 2SD
Telephone: 01295 760205
Set within a picturesque rural village, Sulgrave Manor’s compact size, family friendly gardens and large café make it ideal for all the family.
Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
Address: Cottesbrooke Hall, Northampton, Cottesbrooke. NN6 8PF
Telephone: 01604 505808
Cottesbrooke is a wonderful Queen Anne house dating from 1702, set in delightful award winning gardens in rural Northamptonshire. The Gardens have developed over the last 100 years. Cottesbrooke has become a show piece for both Arts and Crafts and contemporary garden design.
Address: The Stable Block, Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton. NN4 8AW
Telephone: 01604 708675
Delapré Abbey, or more properly, the Abbey of St Mary de la Pré, was an English monastery situated in the meadows of the River Nene to the south of Northampton.
Royal & Derngate
Address: Guildhall Rd, Northampton. NN1 1DP
Performing arts centre with 2 theatres staging in-house drama, plus touring classical music troupes.
Address: Harborough Rd, Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire. NN6 9LY
Telephone: 01604 686543
Built for the Hanbury family in the 1730s by virtuoso architect, James Gibbs and builder, Francis Smith of Warwick, Kelmarsh Hall was praised by historian Nikolaus Pevsner as, “a perfect, extremely reticent design, done in an impeccable taste".
Rushton Triangular Lodge
Address: Rushton Triangular Lodge, Rushton, Kettering, Northamptonshire. NN14 1RP
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
This delightful triangular building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham (father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters) and constructed between 1593 and 1597. It is a testament to Tresham’s Roman Catholicism: the number three, symbolising the Holy Trinity, is apparent everywhere. There are three floors, trefoil windows and three triangular gables on each side.On the entrance front is the inscription ‘Tres Testimonium Dant’ (‘there are three that give witness’), a Biblical quotation from St John’s Gospel referring to the Trinity. It is also a pun on Tresham’s name; his wife called him ‘Good Tres’ in her letters. A visit combined with nearby Kirby Hall and Lyddington Bede House makes a great day out in Northamptonshire.
Address: Kirby Ln, Deene, Corby, Northamptonshire. NN17 3EN
Telephone: 01536 203230
Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses earlier owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always in the forefront of new ideas about architecture and design. The Great Hall and state rooms remain intact, refitted and redecorated to authentic 17th- and 18th-century specifications. Take time to wander around the recently restored great gardens with their elaborate ‘cutwork’ design complete with statues and urns.
Address: 78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH
Telephone: 01604 603407
78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton.
Northampton Museum & Art Gallery
Address: 4-6 Guildhall Rd, Northampton. NN1 1DP
Telephone: 01604 838111
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is a public museum owned and run by Northampton Borough Council in the Cultural Quarter of Northampton, England.
Lamport Hall & Gardens
Address: Lamport, Northampton. NN6 9HD
Telephone: 01604 686272
Classical-style country house packed with ancient artefacts set in rolling, landscaped parkland.
National Space Centre
Address: Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS
Telephone: 0116 258 2111
The National Space Centre is an all-weather attraction for all the family. It is the idea of the University of Leicester, with support from Leicester City Council. It was the subject of joint bid to the Millennium Commission as a Landmark Millennium Project for the East Midlands.
Castle Ashby Gardens
Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton. NN7 1LQ
Telephone: 01604 695 200
Set in the heart of a 10000 acre estate and open 365 days a year, the extremely tranquil and extensive gardens at Castle Ashby boast an aray of styles.
Brampton Heath Golf Centre
Address: Sandy Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton. NN6 8AX
Brampton Heath Golf Centre boasts a magnificent 18 hole heathland course and 9 hole academy course.
Collingtree Park Golf Club
Address: 90 Windingbrook Ln, Northampton NN4 0XN
Telephone: 01604 700000
Our 18 hole, Johnny Miller designed course was opened in 1990 has welcomed many well known golfing professionals and has hosted various prestigious events.
Northampton Golf Club
Address: Harlestone Rd, Northampton. NN7 4EF
Situated on the outskirts of Northampton in the picturesque village of Harlestone is our wonderful 18 Hole Championship Golf Course and magnificent Clubhouse.
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