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Recommended Northamptonshire Towns & Villages Northamptonshire Attractions Northamptonshire Picture TourLocated 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.
See our recommended Northamptonshire towns and villages below, along with our listed Northamptonshire attractions, and Northamptonshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Northamptonshire
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...
Hidden amongst leafy lanes and glorious poppy fields of the undulating Northamptonshire countryside, lies the peaceful village of Guilsborough...
This pretty village has a rising main street flanked by sturdy stone houses...
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...All Northamptonshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Northamptonshire
"This is a beautifully maintained garden of exceptional charm...there is something for everyone here. This garden could not fail.....
Kelmarsh Hall is a James Gibbs 18th century country house surround by romantic garden and over 3,500 acres of Northamptonshire.....
Beautiful forest, with massive oaks over 500 years old, situated a short distance from Ravenstone, close to Stoke Goldington. .....All Northamptonshire AttractionsCastles in NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
In 1651 after losing the battle of Worcester, Charles II stayed in Bridport before fleeing to France.
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