Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Northamptonshire!

Reasons to visit Northamptonshire!

There are dozens of reasons to visit Northamptonshire – here are a few of our favourites.

Althorp Estate

Althorp Estate

Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Cedar Restaurant at Fawsley Hall

Cedar Restaurant at Fawsley Hall

Cedar Restaurant at Fawsley Hall has been awarded 4 AA red stars and 2 Rosettes and provides a fittingly intimate space for sampling exceptional dishes. Its beamed ceiling and stone fireplaces lend a classic feel.

Cheaney Shoes

Cheaney Shoes

Joseph Cheaney and Sons is an independent family-owned English company, fully committed to hand-crafting its footwear entirely in its factory, from the cutting out of the leather through to the final polishing.

Holy Sepulchre Church

Holy Sepulchre Church

This is one of the many Anglican parish churches throughout England which make up the national Church of England. Locally, this ancient church is known as Holy Sepulchre or St Sepulchre’s, but is more fondly known as St Sep’s.

Nene Valley

Nene Valley

Commanding some of Britain’s most spectacular views and stunning landscapes, the impressive Nene Valley is an oasis of tranquillity with exciting opportunities for new outdoor experiences for everyone.

Nene Whitewater Centre

Nene Whitewater Centre

The Nene Whitewater Centre was the UK’s first pumped, artificial whitewater course. Three pumps control the flow of water down the 300-metre whitewater course allowing the centre to alter the course’s difficulty.

Northampton Guildhall

Northampton Guildhall

Northampton Guildhall is a Grade 2-listed building that boasts a stunning Great Hall and over 100 years of history, the ceiling is richly decorated with arms of the counties and the stained glass windows are by John Milner.

Northampton Market

Northampton Market

Set on a cobbled square in the heart of town, and surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings, Northampton Market runs from Tuesday to Saturday every week. Throughout the year, the market also hosts a number of events.

Phipps Northampton Brewery Company

Phipps Northampton Brewery Company

The Albion Brewery and its bar is open for brewery tours. Sample Phipps’ wonderful range of ales, ancient and modern and follow the brewing process and learn a few of Phipps’ secrets. See website for more information.

The Canal Museum

The Canal Museum

In the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal you can find The Canal Museum where a free audio guide will take you on a journey through the stories and traditions of Britain’s historic canals.

The Palmichael

Palmichael

A family-run Italian restaurant for over 35 years serving stylish authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist and smart presentation. Head chef Michael Palmiero’s dishes focus on seasonal ingredients that are sourced from local suppliers.

The Stuffed Olive

The Stuffed Olive

Enjoy a true taste of the Mediterranean at The Stuffed Olive restaurant. The restaurant is proud of their reputation for the highest quality food, prepared using fresh and, where possible, locally-sourced ingredients.

Towcester Mill Brewery

Towcester Mill Brewery

Towcester Mill Brewery is small independent brewery and tap room with a large garden based in the old Towcester Mill which is set in the heart of Towcester. The brewery shop is located nearby at the Bell Plantation Garden Centre.

Warner Edwards Distillery

Warner Edwards Distillery

With a G&T upon arrival, the Warner Edwards Distillery tour allows you to soak up the beautiful countryside atmosphere of Falls Farm as they unveil the secrets and true craftsmanship required to make each bottle of gin.