Northamptonshire is in the very heart of England and offers something for everyone who visits or lives here.

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With excellent road and rail links it's easy to find your way to the county often described as the Rose of the Shires. Here you can choose to step into the traditional rural lifestyle typified by Northamptonshire's numerous pretty villages with their thatched cottages, country lanes and parish churches. Or at the other end of the spectrum, Northamptonshire offers many modern attractions and facilities, and holds the accolade of hosting one of the most thrilling Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Northamptonshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. There are miles of walks, beautiful country parks, canals and substantial areas of ancient woodland just waiting to be explored. Miles of cycle path follow the landscape of the Brampton Valley Way. Rockingham Castle perches on its hilltop with views stretching to Rutland Water. Stately homes and ancestral seats, including that of the Spencer family at Althorp, are all part of the local heritage. The network of canals that interweave the county are perfect for exploring, with cruisers able to stop to sample the hospitality of the old navigational inns along the way.

In and around the main market towns there are excellent leisure facilities with great shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, health clubs and spas, and a thriving nightlife for anyone with the energy.

Local sporting highlights include international venues at Silverstone and Rockingham motor racing circuits, the revered Saints rugby team, football league teams and first class county cricket. Enjoy spectacular golf courses, equestrian and country pursuits, and excellent watersports centres.

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Interesting places in Northamptonshire

The Old House

East End, Scaldwell, Northamptonshire NN6 9LB
Tel: 01604 880359   Email: 

Bed & Breakfast in a warm welcoming atmosphere 
Single room, double/family rooms, ensuite bathrooms, tea making facilities, flat screen TVs, free wi-fi; all in a period decor house
Why not enjoy some of the many places of interest in the surrounding area. Locally, Lamport Hall, Kelmarsh Hall, Castle Ashby, Boughton House and Earl Spencer’s Estate of Althorp are all within 20 minutes of Scaldwell

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Barton Hall Hotel

Barton Road, Barton Seagrave NN15 6SG
Tel: 01536 515505 Email:

Barton Hall Hotel is located in Barton Seagrave, near Kettering, Northamptonshire. Grade II listed, the building has undergone extensive refurbishment and extension to create one of the finest venues in the area. We pride ourselves on our levels of service, and we can welcome return visits time and time again because of the individual service we give to our Customers.

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The Fox

Baker Street, Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire NN13 5PH
Tel: 01295 713965 Email

Welcome to The Fox

A great place to eat, drink and sleep. A wonderful country pub located in Farthinghoe, between Banbury and Brackley with Silverstone and Bicester Village close by. The ideal spot to enjoy a traditional country pub atmosphere. Simply good quality food and drink in a relaxed setting.

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Foxhall Farmhouse

Church Street, Charwelton, Near Daventry, Northamptonshire. NN11 3YY
Tel: 01327 261817 Mobile: 07817973642

Foxhall Farmhouse is a sixteenth century farmhouse located in the village of Charwelton in Northamptonshire. An ideal bed and breakfast accommodation in a separate annex attached to the farmhouse and guests have their own private entrance which opens onto a small courtyard.

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The Stanwick Hotel

West Street, Stanwick, Northamptonshire NN9 6QY
Tel: 01933 622233 Email:

The Stanwick Hotel, (formerly The Courtyard Hotel) is set in a beautiful rural location in two acres of landscaped gardens, easily accessed from the A45. It is built around two beautiful courtyards and features a range of first class services to meet your every need. These include our beautiful Rooms, The Courtyard Restaurant, Bars and Reflections our banqueting, conference, wedding and music and special events venue.

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Overstone Park Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort

Billing Lane, Overstone, Northampton. NN6 0AS
Tel: . +44 (0)1604 647666

Our hotel block is located approximately 100 metres from the hotel reception and main clubhouse building. The comfort and satisfaction or our guests is very important to us at Overstone Park. Ideally located a stones throw from most business parks such as Moulton Park, Brackmills, Round Spinney and Grange Park, plus the centre of Northampton, the hotel offers a warm welcome and attentive service to

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Hawthorne House Private Hotel

2 Hawthorn Road, Kettering NN15 7HS
Tel: 01536 482513 Email:

Hawthorn House Private Hotel in Kettering

Mrs McQuade established Hawthorn House Hotel in 1975 with her husband Duncan. The hotel has remained a family run business ever since. Guests from around the world have been warmly welcomed in this small hotel which is situated close to Kettering town centre.

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