Attractions in Northamptonshire

There are plenty of places to see and visit in Northamptonshire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Northamptonshire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Northamptonshire

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    In the Church of England parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul the north wall of the chancel contains two blocked-up Norman arches that suggest the building may date …

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    Chipping Warden

    Hiking Highlight

    The Name

    The story of a village starts with its name.  Chipping Warden is the village with a market and a hill from which a watch may be kept.  In …

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    This Coffee Shop - run by a veteran cyclist, Phil - is must stop if exploring the gorgeous Northants/Rutland/Lincolnshire/Leicestershire countryside around Oundle. He has locks, multi tools, pumps, etc for …

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    Canons Ashby Priory was an Augustinian priory at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England.

    History
    The Priory was founded by Stephen la Leye on a site to the south of the present …

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    Althorp home

    Bike Touring Highlight

    For opening time visit spencerofalthorp.com

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    Cogenhoe Village

    Hiking Highlight

    Pretty Northamptonshire Village with stone and thatched cottages high on a hill overlooking the valley. It's pronounced "Cook - no" - don't ask!

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    Memorial to Wellington Bomber Crew LP286 on the SE edge of Chipping Warden

    During a training sortie on 18 April 1945 Wellington Bomber LP286 was returning to Chipping warden following …

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    Old passenger bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    This is the remains of an old passenger bridge over the disused Brampton Valley Way railway line. The track have been long gone but the cast-iron shell of this bridge remain.

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    Stanwick lakes

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    You can't help but pass through the area on the way to Lyveden via a disused Railway Track. You can park there but there is a charge, which is why …

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    10

    castle ashby deli good ice cream

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    Lyveden New Bield - National Trust

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Fascinating Elizabethan Lodge that was never completed following the death of the builder, Sir Thomas Tresham, in 1605. It is operated by The National Trust so, unless you are a …

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    Church of St James

    Hiking Highlight

    Parish church. The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St. James are the 13th century south doorway and three-bay south arcade. Inside the church is a …

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    Haselbech Hill lookout

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Best viewed on a clear day for great views over the valley. With a lung-busting climb and-or a teeth-rattling descent what more can you ask?

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    We always stop at the cafe for a coffee when we walk or bike round Pitsford. Its pretty flat and hard-ish surfaced paths so it's fairly easy walking or biking. …

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    This is an old village to the South of Northampton famous as a centre for the Grand Union Canal in the area. Popular with locals, there is a pub, cafe, Waterways Museum and public toilets.

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    The Cock Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very friendly staff. Good price for a delicious coffee. They have a wood burner if you're looking to warm up.

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    Fotheringhay Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Not much left of the castle now just a mound of earth. Its where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned before she was beheaded. Nice views over the Nene.

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    Everdon to Preston Capes

    Running Highlight (Segment)

    Hill climbing and descents - lovely views over the valley, and peaceful shade in the woods. All on quiet roads, but be sure to wear high visibility gear.

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    Kirby Hall

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    An amazing ruined Elizabethan house. open 10:00-18:00. Entrance £8.70 for adults. English Heritage. Many many peacocks. No coffee room.

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    The Gatehouses

    Hiking Highlight

    A couple of unusual buildings that appear to be modeled on gatehouses to some Country Estate - no idea what they are all about.

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    Paul77

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