Days Out in Northamptonshire

… a simple guide to help families find Great Days Out in Northamptonshire. Have a great day!

  1. Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough


    Wellingborough

  2. Rock UK, Irthlingborough


    Irthlingborough

  3. Treasure Trails, Northamptonshire


    Northamptonshire

  4. Bow Arrow Tag, Northampton


    Northampton

  5. Lamport Hall, Northampton


    Northampton

  6. Towcester Museum, Towcester


    Towcester

Map of Northamptonshire


 

The County of Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire, situated in the East Midlands, is a landlocked county. Its county town is Northampton, and other towns include Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby. A ridge of low hills runs southwest-northeast, and separates the basin of the River Nene from that of the River Welland.

The main architectural feature of the county is the large number of historic mansions and country houses. Barnwell Castle dates from the 13th century, whilst Rockingham Castle, Castle Ashby and Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of the family of 1st US president, George Washington, date from Tudor times. To the north lies the site of the Battle of Naseby in which Charles 1 was defeated.

The scenery of Northamptonshire is characterised by its great estates and rolling pastoral lands, but is also known for the many reservoirs created on the River Nene and its tributaries. Following the Industrial Revolution, Northamptonshire was well known for its footwear industry, although this has been less the case in recent years. However, its rail and motorway links and location make it ideal for manufacturing and marketing.
 

More Great Days Out across the East Midlands

If you are looking for other Days Out in the East Midlands, there is something for everyone across the region. Please click on one of the county images below:

  1. Days out in Derbyshire
    Derbyshire
  2. Days out in Leicestershire
    Leicestershire
  3. Days out in Lincolnshire
    Lincolnshire
  4. Days out in Nottinghamshire
    Nottinghamshire
  5. Days out in Rutland
    Rutland