Leisure at The Narrow Boat Weedon

Northamptonshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. There are miles of walks, beautiful country parks, canals and substantial areas of ancient woodland just waiting to be explored.

Miles of cycle path follow the landscape of the Brampton Valley Way. Rockingham Castle perches on its hilltop with views stretching to Rutland Water. Stately homes and ancestral seats, including that of the Spencer family at Althorp, are all part of the local heritage. The network of canals that interweave the county are perfect for exploring, with cruisers able to stop to sample the hospitality of the old navigational inns along the way.

In and around the main market towns there are excellent leisure facilities with great shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, health clubs and spas, and a thriving nightlife for anyone with the energy.

Local sporting highlights include international venues at Silverstone and Rockingham motor racing circuits, the revered Saints rugby team, football league teams and first class county cricket. Enjoy spectacular golf courses, equestrian and country pursuits, and excellent watersports centres.

Northamptonshire is a place for everyone.

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Silverstone Racing Circuit
World famous home of the British Grand Prix

Towcester Racecourse
The thunder of flying hooves... the dazzling flash of colours... come share in the excitement of the sport of kings!

Stowe Gardens
One of the most remarkable creations of Georgian England, Stowe was created by a family once so powerful they were richer than the king. The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, politicians and members of the public from the 18th century to the present day. Since the National Trust acquired the gardens, an ambitious programme of restoration has ensured that over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with an endless variety of walks and trails, a delight to explore at any time of year

Althorp House
Althorp is delighted to welcome visitors to explore the house, stroll through the park and relax in the beautiful gardens from 1st July to 30th August each year

Sulgrave Manor
The largest UK collection of George Washington memorabilia demonstrating the British contribution to the origins of the USA with a separate exhibition on George's life and career in the US

Rockingham Castle
Visitors to the Castle will immediately understand why William the Conqueror ordered a Castle to be built here. With its magnificent views across the Welland Valley this stronghold was crucial in helping William subdue his new kingdom. As well as a fortress the Castle was an important seat of government, the Great Council of Rockingham being held here in 1095.

Canons Ashby
The house is atmospheric and welcoming, while the delightful garden is being returned to its colourful Victorian style. A stroll in the wider parkland offers a glimpse of the earlier medieval history, while the church explores the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.

Lamport Hall
The Hall contains a wealth of outstanding furniture, books and paintings collected by the Isham family. Most were bought during the third Baronet’s Grand Tour of Europe, in the 1670s. They include portraits by Van Dyck, Kneller, Lely and others

Biscester Shopping Village
Home to over 130 boutiques offering collections at up to 60% off all year round!

Royal and Derngate Theatre
“I can think of few arts complexes that induce such a rush of excitement on arrival.”
The Daily Telegraph

Royal & Derngate is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northampton. Recently the subject of a £15 million redevelopment project, the theatre offers two auditoria and Underground, a creativity centre that’s home to the Youth Theatre and a wide range of workshops and projects for the local community.

78 Derngate
Winner of the 2009 Enjoy England Excellence Award for Best Small Visitor Attraction in England, 78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries is recognised as the place to visit in Northampton. The house at 78 Derngate was remodelled by the world-famous designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh in his iconic Modernist style.