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A county in England

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

Badby Gatehouse

Badby (24 Pictures)

Badby is an attractive village spread around a hillside. It shows a confection of pretty cottages, some of which are thickly thatched with creeper climbing up to pretty dormer windows...

Nene Way

Everdon (29 Pictures)

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Squires hill just off the High street, Rothwell, Northamptonshire

Rothwell (12 Pictures)

Interesting market town, with a long history, its market charter was granted in 1204...

Grand Union Canal Lock at Stoke Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne (38 Pictures)

Lying just south of Northampton this beautiful canal village offers a wealth of interest to any boating enthusiast or any country lover...

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Recommended attractions in Northamptonshire

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden

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.....

Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall (30 Pictures)

Looking around the romantic ruin of Kirby Hall it is easy to imagine the splendour of an age when romance was all, and great.....

Lyveden New Bield, Near Oundle, Northants

Lyveden New Bield (33 Pictures)

This magnificent ruin is a rare romantic survival from the great Elizabethan period. The landscape on which the relic of this.....

Salcey Forest, the Elephant Ponds

Salcey Forest (1 Pictures)

Beautiful forest, with massive oaks over 500 years old, situated a short distance from Ravenstone, close to Stoke Goldington. .....

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A Human Heart and a Ghost Story in a Northamptonshire Church
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