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Northamptonshire has many beautiful cottages and private holiday rentals. The county enjoys a milder climate than most of the UK due to its location. Here you will find a number of charming small towns and villages full of character, a number of historic houses, open spaces and scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Althorp House, Lamport Hall, Silverstone Race Circuit & Canons Ashby House. There are also a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

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MARCH - MAY High 13.34°c Low 5.66°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 20.55°c Low 12.64°c Precipitation 0.06mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.16°c Low 7.79°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 7.1°c Low 1.31°c Precipitation 0.06mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire offers picturesque villages and romantic deer parks as the perfect rural getaway. It has always held strong links with the nobility and its heritage of beautiful stately homes and gardens remains strong today. For those who enjoy a slightly faster pace, the main towns in the county each offer a unique experience. It has its fair share of attractions, some of which are famous the world over. From motorsports and water sports, to fun parks and manor houses, there's something for every taste


Oundle is a historic market town famous for its Georgian streetscapes and impressive limestone buildings. There is much to discover in the town ranging from a selection of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries as well as the famous Public School. Surrounded by the river Nene, there are numerous leisure and wildlife opportunities as well as many picturesque villages and important historical sites nearby.


Corby is a town located 23 miles north-east of the county town, Northampton. It was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland" due to the large number of Scottish migrant workers who came to Corby for its steelworks. The town has a large shopping precinct and a number of large wooded parks and nature reserves. East Carlton Country Park, just to the west of the town, provides a pleasant place to relax and enjoy walks and other family activities.


Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire. It’s famous for being at the centre for the manufacture of footwear. At the centre you will find the massive cobbled Market Square, here you will find some of the finest historic buildings, including the 12th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There are excellent shopping facilities and numerous visitor attractions in the area.


Northamptonshire boasts the full flavoured stout traditionally brewed for the frosty dark night of the midwinter solstice by Hoggleys Brewery and the handmade cupcakes by Angelina Cupcake, as well as the delicious, award-winning Brixworth Pâté. Sophie Grigson, one of Britain's best-loved cookery writers and presenters, is a former resident of the county. Eateries include The Church Bar & Restaurant in Northampton.


Northamptonshire is set in the very heart of England with easy access from the excellent road and rail links. By road, Northamptonshire is intersected by the M1, A5, A14 and M1-A1 link roads, while the M45, M6, M40 and A1 touch its boundaries. Airports at Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham and East Midlands are all just an hour away. The rail network serves the county well, with links to Northampton and Long Buckby from London Euston and Birmingham New Street. The Midland Mainline connects London St Pancras to South Yorkshire, passing through Wellingborough and Kettering. A service is also run to Gatwick, from Rugby, via Northampton and London-Kensington.