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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

Fotheringhay

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...

Salcey Forest

Northampton (159 Pictures)

The landscape of Northampton is dotted with reminders of its illustrious history. Despite the great fire of 1675 when much of Northampton was destroyed, it was rebuilt in such a.....

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...

The museum

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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Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park (7 Pictures)

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Frosted Trees

Daventry Country Park (5 Pictures)

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Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire

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.....

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A Human Heart and a Ghost Story in a Northamptonshire Church
Added by Charles Moorhen