Northamptonshire is home to some beautiful places, perfect if you’re looking to get away for a romantic break. Below are some things to do in Northamptonshire and ideas to inspire you:
Escape to Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens
The remarkable 18th century landscaping of Cottesbrooke is certainly one not to miss. The formal and ‘wild’ gardens surround the magnificent Queen Anne house, offering a spectacular setting for a little peace and quiet. If you’re interested in history, you can even take a tour inside the main house.
More information: www.cottesbrooke.co.uk
Discover a Living Canal Village
Set along the Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne, this is a wonderful place for a day out. Whether you want to take a romantic stroll along the canal tow path, soak up the history or even take a boat trip, there’s plenty to see, and you can relax with lunch afterwards at one of the village pubs.
More information: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/the-canal-museum/stoke-bruerne
Explore the Brampton Valley Way by foot or cycle
Enjoy the scenery and historical heritage along the Brampton Valley Way – the former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway. The 14 mile long route is perfect for walking, cycling and in parts, horse riding. Pack a blanket and lunch as there are many great picnic spots on the way.
Tour the Warner Edwards Gin Distillery
Warner Edwards offer Curiosity and Cocktail Tours at their farm in the picturesque village of Harrington, Northamptonshire. Why not experience how the award winning, hand-made artisan gins are made first hand? The perfect day out for gin lovers!
More information: www.warneredwards.com
Take a Llama for a Walk in the Countryside
- Where: Towcester
Go trekking with Catanger llamas along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes, whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery. An exciting and unique experience for both of you.
More information: www.llamatrekking.co.uk
Marvel at the beauty of Castle Ashby
Wander through the gorgeous gardens at Castle Ashby to see a variety of stunning garden styles, including Italian, a Rainbow Border, an arboretum and butterfly garden. Be sure to head to the menagerie to meet the meerkats, chipmunks and marmosets before enjoying a bite to eat in the Tea Room.
More information: www.castleashbygardens.co.uk
Soak up the history of 78 Derngate
- Where: Northampton
78 Derngate was famously re-modelled by the prestigious Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916. Visit the museum to learn about the interesting history of this small terraced house and its radical transformation by Mackintosh.
More information: www.78derngate.org.uk