Explore Northamptonshire

What to do at the weekend? Life in Northamptonshire keeps everyone from the youngsters to the grandparents happy.

Enjoy exclusive insights into world-renowned heritage. With the largest concentration of historic houses in England, Northamptonshire plays host to important historic landmarks such as Althorp, the Spencer family home. From houses to gardens, art collections to ancient monuments, this is truly a county with many tales to tell.

If motorsport is more your thing take a trip to Silverstone, Rockingham Circuit or Santa Pod; Northamptonshire is the UK’s home of motorsport.

The county town of Northampton, whilst known for its exceptional Rugby team Northampton Saints, is also one of the greenest in England; with 161 parks covering 1,600 acres. So, pack your walking shoes for after the game and pick your patch to explore. Stanwick Lakes or Salcey Forest’s Tree Top Walk provide two excellent starting points.

Discover more than just the county’s paths; take to the water with watersport specialists in the Nene Valley, or book a session at Europe’s leading indoor urban sports centre, Adrenaline Alley in Corby.

Culture vultures are at home in Northamptonshire too; with one of the most innovative, imaginative and accessible arts scenes to be found anywhere in the country.