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Daventry: postcard perfection in the countryside

If you're looking for rolling countryside and villages so pretty they should be in a brochure, look no further than Daventry. As well as historic Daventry market town, there's 78 charming villages to explore while you're in the district. From the stately homes of Boughton to the canals of Braunston, why not spend a day seeing what the best of Daventry has to offer?

Sunny days at Daventry Country Park

Grab the kids and pack a picnic: Daventry Country Park promises a great day out for you and the family. This award-winning Green Flag park is set just one mile from Daventry town centre, and boasts a huge reservoir surrounded by woodlands and meadows. Hike or bike the circular trails that run around the reservoir, spend an afternoon orienteering, or head over to the adventure park packed full of zipwires, slides and climbing frames.

Day trips to Northampton

Daventry is an ideal rural escape from urban life, but if you're craving the vibrancy of a big town, head to Northampton, a 30-minute drive away for a day out. Spend the morning exploring the Gothic splendour of the town's churches, stop off for lunch at Market Square, and head to the exciting Cultural Quarter for an evening of entertainment. Looking for accommodation in Daventry? Try Travelodge Northampton Upton Way, 20 minutes from Daventry's town centre. Or try Travelodge Northampton for a cheap hotel in a great central location.