Things to do in Northamptonshire

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From the beautiful Rockingham Forest to Silverstone, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Northamptonshire, with stunning countryside and a wealth of attractions and things to do.

Steeped in history, spend your days exploring this quaint and welcoming town and its attractions, museums, galleries and parks. At night, head out and visit the local bars and restaurants, or dine in style at one of our great in-house restaurants.

Discover some of our most recommended attractions, sights, and things to do in the area.

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Coton Manor Gardens

A 10-acre garden occupying the hillside extending down from the 17th-century manor house, the Coton Manor Gardens are a beautiful Northampton sight worth seeing.

Abington Park

Northampton’s oldest and most popular park, Abington Park has much to offer visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the Abington Park Museum, sports facilities, lakes, flower displays, beautiful bandstand, and more.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is home to the world famous shoe collection, recognised both nationally and internationally as a collection of importance.

Whilton Mill

Regarded as a “treasure trove of events and activities” finding unique things to do in Northampton is made easy at Whilton Mill.

St Peter’s Church

Dubbed the “most outstanding Norman church in the country,” St Peter’s stands proudly in the Northampton town centre. This 900-year old architectural delight is filled with glorious carved treasures ripe for exploration.

Castle Ashby

Originally built in an ‘E’ shape to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, the Castle Ashby House dates back to 1574.

Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses earlier owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I.

Bicester Village

Well known to locals and visitors alike as the UK’s leading luxury outlet shopping destination, Bicester Village is home to the first outlet stores worldwide for many brands, including Alexander McQueen, Aubin & Wills, Coach, Temperley London,

Silverstone

Engaging the public in motorsport is just part of what Silverstone does. From driving to motorbiking, helicopter tours and more, Silverstone is the ultimate entertainment destination housed in a world-class venue.

Catanger Llama trekking

Or for a more unusual activity, Catanger Llama trekking is ideally located in the heart of Northamptonshire's countryside. As a visitor and breeding centre you can also visit to see the young llamas or shop for a range of llama related gifts.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

Castle Ashby

Originally built in an ‘E’ shape to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, the Castle Ashby House dates back to 1574.

Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses earlier owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I.

Bicester Village

Well known to locals and visitors alike as the UK’s leading luxury outlet shopping destination, Bicester Village is home to the first outlet stores worldwide for many brands, including Alexander McQueen, Aubin & Wills, Coach, Temperley London,

Silverstone

Engaging the public in motorsport is just part of what Silverstone does. From driving to motorbiking, helicopter tours and more, Silverstone is the ultimate entertainment destination housed in a world-class venue.

Catanger Llama trekking

Or for a more unusual activity, Catanger Llama trekking is ideally located in the heart of Northamptonshire's countryside. As a visitor and breeding centre you can also visit to see the young llamas or shop for a range of llama related gifts.

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks

St Peter’s Church

Dubbed the “most outstanding Norman church in the country,” St Peter’s stands proudly in the Northampton town centre. This 900-year old architectural delight is filled with glorious carved treasures ripe for exploration.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is home to the world famous shoe collection, recognised both nationally and internationally as a collection of importance.

Whilton Mill

Regarded as a “treasure trove of events and activities” finding unique things to do in Northampton is made easy at Whilton Mill.

Night-life

Night-life

Romantic Attractions

Romantic Attractions

Shopping

Shopping

Outdoor

Outdoor

Coton Manor Gardens

A 10-acre garden occupying the hillside extending down from the 17th-century manor house, the Coton Manor Gardens are a beautiful Northampton sight worth seeing.

Abington Park

Northampton’s oldest and most popular park, Abington Park has much to offer visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the Abington Park Museum, sports facilities, lakes, flower displays, beautiful bandstand, and more.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

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