Northamptonshire is a fantastic base for exploring some of the surrounding counties and attractions.
Shopping is pure pleasure at Bicester Village, where sophisticated boutiques, spacious boulevards, attentive service and a friendly, unhurried atmosphere combine to offer a truly unique retail experience for all.
Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction where you can explore the iconic WW2 codebreaking huts and blocks and marvel at the astonishing achievements of the codebreakers whose work helped shorten the war.
Broughton Castle is a 14th-century moated castle with beautiful gardens and is home of Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their family. The Castle is also the location for many films including Shakespeare in Love and Jane Eyre.
Foxton Locks is home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. You can watch boats travel up or down the locks or take a boat trip yourself before relaxing at the pubs.
Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues. The property always has a great programme of events for visitors throughout the spring, summer and autumn.
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
Located in the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum provides opportunities for everyone to benefit from, enjoy and participate in the creation, interpretation and preservation of the arts and heritage.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Situated on waterside, the 1,018-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the Royal Shakespeare Company’s main thrust stage auditorium. This is where Shakespeare’s plays are regularly performed along with other works.
Rutland Water Cruises
Rutland Water Cruises is a family business providing a passenger boat service and public boat trips. The timetable for boat trips runs from April to October when you board the Rutland Belle on the beautiful Rutland Water.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
There are over 30 bird watching hides and nature trails from two visitor centres with experts to help you with identification at Rutland Water Nature Reserve – currently several pairs of Ospreys breed in and around the reserve.
The Royal Shakespeare Company regularly stage the work of Shakespeare’s contemporaries in the Swan Theatre, as well as plays by later writers, such as Restoration playwrights, and new work by today’s writers.
The National Museum of Computing
The National Museum of Computing houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the world’s oldest working digital computer.
Waterperry Gardens is one of Oxfordshire’s most beautiful gardens and so much more. It offers eight acres of inspirational gardens steeped in horticultural history, there’s something for everyone to explore.
Woburn Abbey & Gardens
Woburn Abbey & Gardens has been the Russell’s family home since the early 17th century, and the Bedford’s since December 2002. You will enjoy exploring the beauty and history of the abbey and gardens and their treasures.
Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park is an award-winning attraction which makes a valuable contribution to conservation. Most of all, it is a place where families can enjoy being together and seeing animals in a beautiful environment.