This is the county of spires and squires…
Northamptonshire has something for everyone – long family days in lovely countryside, history and heritage weekends, a shopping spree or culture break. The county boasts an impressive and captivating history, and ancient castles and scenery which have inspired visitors, artists, photographers and those who simply want to stand and stare at magnificent landscapes. It’s no coincidence that Northamptonshire is known as the county of spires and squires. You can see Elizabethan mansions in romantic deer parks, sleepy canals, and earls’ residences hidden in English farmland. Long-distance walks take you past royal hunting lodges and over viaducts.
Along the way you can call in at unique little towns with hidden farmers’ markets and classical cathedrals. Or experience the county by tranquil canal trip in this water-filled county, with boating lakes and country park reservoirs. And if it’s more worldly pleasures you’re after, there’s one thing this county does well – food and drink! From fields to factories, breweries to bottle shops, and pantries to plates, Northamptonshire is lovingly fed and watered with home-grown, home-made produce. There is also ultra-modern shopping, eating out, arts and culture, bags of sporting activities and some of the best accommodation you’ll find in England.
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