Known as the place for “spires and squires,” Northamptonshire has its fair share of majestic stately homes. This aristocratic wealth may come from the fact that 77% of the county is farmland. Don’t let this put you off. There’s still plenty to do when you stay in one of our hotels in Northamptonshire. Fulfilling any thrill seeker’s desire for adventure, there are adrenaline-inducing activities for all the family. Not your cup of tea? Have one using the fine bone china at one of the grand homes for a peek into how the other half live.
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Book a hotel in Northamptonshire and begin your day by taking the kids to Wicksteed Park. Set in nearly 150 acres, it’s a child-focused theme park, but fun for the adults too. Highlights include the zipwire (one of the longest in the UK) and the Woolloomooloo Aviary (try saying that five times fast). Get a full day there by staying at our Kettering Hotel, as it’s only 3.4 miles away. If the thought of child-focused fun sends shivers down your spine, don’t panic. The other side of Northamptonshire is home to Silverstone, home of British Motorsport. Attend one of the races or try it yourself with one of their experience packages, and there will be no need to race home. Your temporary abode could be less than five miles away at our Towcester Silverstone Hotel.
Things to do in Northamptonshire
For a relaxing start, head to 78 Derngate, the only English example of Art Nouveau architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work. Our Northampton Central Hotel is less than half a mile’s walk, so on your way back, tour through Northampton’s cultural quarter and catch an independent film at the nearby Errol Flynn Filmhouse. To pay your respects to Princess Diana, you could visit Althorp House. A place of “beauty and tranquility,” Diana’s grave is on an island in the middle of a lake. If you stay at our Northampton Upton Way Hotel, you’re only six miles away.