Often described at the Rose of the Shire, Northamptonshire offers something for everyone who visits.

Located in the very heart of England and less than an hour away from London, Northamptonshire has much to offer whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or family break. 

For outdoor lovers the beautiful boating lakes, country parks, network of sleepy canals dotted by old navigational inns and ancient woodland areas are a great opportunity to get away from it all. So too, are the miles of cycle path that follow the landscape of the Brampton Valley Way. 

Northamptonshire has strong links with the nobility and as such, the county’s many stately homes, including that of the Spencer family at Althorp Estate, also attract tourists from around the country. From Apethorpe Palace to Boughton House and Drayton Manor there are dozens of intriguing and historic residences and gardens to visit. 

In and around the sleepy villages and main market towns there are excellent leisure facilities with great shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, together with UK's oldest theme park Wicksteed Park and Northampton’s famous motorsport venue Silverstone Circuit. In fact, for sports fans there is also Towcester Racecourse and Northampton Saints' Franklin's Gardens stadium.

Whether you choose to step into the traditional rural lifestyle or enjoy Northamptonshire’s many modern attractions, Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect retreat to explore it all.