About Northhamptonshire County England

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About Northhamptonshire County England

About Northhamptonshire County, England

Nestled at the heart of Great Britain just south of the East Midlands, Northhamptonshire County is home to just over 625,000 residents. Offering an escape from the big city hustle and bustle, Northhamptonshire County has become a favorite destination for travelers in search of a more rural, country holiday.

You can find various, family-friendly activities throughout the county, including motorsport and watersport venues and events, zoos, wildlife parks and the Wicksteed amusement park. Northamptonshire County also boasts over 170 country parks, trails and canals for you to explore.

The oldest, most popular park in the county is Abington Park, which sits on 127 acres and offers attractionss such as gardens, lakes and play areas. Here you’ll also find the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, which dates back to the 13th century, and remnants of the medieval village called Abington.

Northhamptoshire was once known as the “county of spires and squires” because of the numerous lavish estates and churches that have dotted the countryside throughout the centuries. Examples of fine, stately houses open to visitors include the Boughton House, a former monastery called “the English Versailles,” and Rockingham Castle, which was built by William the Conqueror in 1530 and has served as a Royal Palace for 450 years.

Auto enthusiasts have their choice of several activities, including motor racing at the Silverstone Circuit, home of the Foster’s British Grand Prix, and Santa Pod Raceway, which hosts the European Drag Racing Championships.

Several towns in Northhamptonshire offer weekly open markets for thrifty shoppers. Dating back to 1235, Northhampton offers an open farmers market every Monday and a general market Tuesday through Saturday.

Quaint and charming Northhamptomshire, England, offers various places for you to stay, including bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, campsites and canal boat lodgings.

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