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About the county of NorthamptonshireLocated in central England Northamptonshire is a county covering an area of over 900 square miles. The eight hundred year old county town of Northampton well known for its footwear production, has many historic buildings of interest. Attractions well worth a visit include Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, which boasts the largest and finest collection of footwear in the world, Coton Manor Garden, with a 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. Other local places of interest include Sulgrave Manor, the home of George Washington's ancestors, the world famous Santa Pod International Raceway and the 18th century Kelmarsh Hall set in over 3000 acres of gardens and parkland.
See our recommended Northamptonshire towns and villages below, along with our listed Northamptonshire attractions, and Northamptonshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Northamptonshire
Sweet Northamptonshire village set amid delightful open countryside which centuries ago was sufficiently important to have it's own fair and market...
Captivatingly beautiful in the quiet Northamptonshire countryside is the delightful village of Deene...
The lantern tower of the Church of St. Mary and All Saints at Fotheringhay shines through the deepening shadows of the great trees that frame it, shadows matched in darkness by those less visible that haunt the village where the final tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots was enacted...
This pretty village has a rising main street flanked by sturdy stone houses...All Northamptonshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Northamptonshire
This magnificent ruin is a rare romantic survival from the great Elizabethan period. The landscape on which the relic of this.....
Beautiful forest, with massive oaks over 500 years old, situated a short distance from Ravenstone, close to Stoke Goldington. .....All Northamptonshire AttractionsCastles in NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
All over Britain on Ordnance Survey maps there are heights and contours shown. All over Britain there are Ordnance Survey bench marks etched onto substantial buildings from which the height of the bench can be assertained, not to mention all the triangulation pillars with their heights recorded. All these heights all over Britain are based on the Ordnance Survey Datum level based on the mean sea level at Newlyn. There is a fundamental bench mark sealed in the end of the harbour pier.
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