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Pictures of Stoke Bruerne

About Stoke Bruerne

Lying just south of Northampton this beautiful canal village offers a wealth of interest to any boating enthusiast or any country lover. Two and three storey brick built cottages line the banks of this delightful stretch of the Grand Union Canal, whilst in the village itself, most of the properties are of a lovely, honey coloured, local stone.

Stoke Bruerne Museum, housed in a restored cornmill, offers a fascinating insight into the life and times of over 200 years of inland waterway history. Displays cover the importance of canals to the industrial revolution, right up to the present day, when mostly these beautiful waterways are used for the sole purpose of leisure and pleasure..

There are pleasant canal side walks, and you can follow the towpath down the flight of seven locks. Trips along the canal are on offer providing the opportunity to explore picturesque waterbeds and river wildlife in a haze of tranquillity from the comfort of a narrow boat. The Boat Inn, welcoming canal side watering hole, has been in the same family since 1877 when it was a haven for the men and women working on barges trawling the Grand Union Canal. It extends the same warm welcome to today's boaters.

Exploring this lovely place is a great joy, there is so much to see and do. There are many other interesting market towns and villages in the area with the larger town of Northampton being just a short distance away.

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Salcey Forest

Northampton (161 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Northamptonshire

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction N of Stoke Bruerne)

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.....

Olney Church

Olney (62 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Buckinghamshire

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction E of Stoke Bruerne)

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Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Milton Keynes (46 Pictures) in the county of Buckinghamshire

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction SE of Stoke Bruerne)

Of interest to visitors to the town is Milton Keynes Museum, this preserves the history of the town and its area from the early 19th century through to the present day...

Sulgrave - home of George Washington's ancesters

Sulgrave (2 Pictures) in the county of Northamptonshire

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction W of Stoke Bruerne)

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


Guilsborough (4 Pictures) in the county of Northamptonshire

(14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction N of Stoke Bruerne)

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Salcey Forest, the Elephant Ponds

Salcey Forest (1 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction E)

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

The Museum, Abington Park, Northampton

Abington Park Museum (10 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction N)


Billing Aquadrome in Great Billing, Northamptonshire

Billing Aquadrome (2 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction NE)


Castle Ashby House, Northamptonshire

Castle Ashby House (4 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction NE)

The magnificent building of Castle Ashby House is guarded by a pair of splendid 18th-century wrought iron gates. The castle was.....

Althorp House near Northampton, Northamptonshire

Althorp (6 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction N)

Althorp (said Althrup) has been in the Spencer family since 1508. It has undergone many major changes over the generations and.....

The Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham

The Old Gaol Museum (8 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction S)


Canons Ashby House, Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby House (44 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction W)

This house was originally part of an Augustinian Priory, it was only converted into a charming Elizabethan manor house during the.....

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