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About the county of Northamptonshire

Located in central England Northamptonshire is a county covering an area of over 900 square miles. The eight hundred year old county town of Northampton well known for its footwear production, has many historic buildings of interest. Attractions well worth a visit include Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, which boasts the largest and finest collection of footwear in the world, Coton Manor Garden, with a 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. Other local places of interest include Sulgrave Manor, the home of George Washington's ancestors, the world famous Santa Pod International Raceway and the 18th century Kelmarsh Hall set in over 3000 acres of gardens and parkland.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Northamptonshire


Duddington (29 Pictures)

This is a gem of a village that is all gracious houses and cottages of stone, roofed with stone slates, that are spaciously interspersed around enchanting country lanes backed by mile after mile of glorious rich pasture and meadowland...


Fotheringhay (27 Pictures)

The lantern tower of the Church of St. Mary and All Saints at Fotheringhay shines through the deepening shadows of the great trees that frame it, shadows matched in darkness by those less visible that haunt the village where the final tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots was enacted...

All Saints Church

Rushton (12 Pictures)

The picturesque village of Rushton set between Desborough and Rothwell is famous for the Rushton Triangular Lodge built in 1593 by Roman Catholic Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise the Holy Trinity...

Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire. Ancestral home of George Washington's family

Sulgrave (2 Pictures)

USA President George Washington's ancestral home in England...

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Recommended attractions in Northamptonshire

Coton Manor, Near Guilsborough, Northamptonshire

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden (22 Pictures)

"This is a beautifully maintained garden of exceptional charm...there is something for everyone here. This garden could not fail.....

East Carlton Hall, Corby, Northamptonshire

East Carlton Country Park (2 Pictures)


Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens (2 Pictures)

Kelmarsh Hall is a James Gibbs 18th century country house surround by romantic garden and over 3,500 acres of Northamptonshire.....

Southwick Hall, South Front, Northamptonshire

Southwick Hall (4 Pictures)


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