Northamptonshire, England, UK

Northamptonshire, England, UK

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What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northamptonshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Northamptonshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Northampton: 139 holiday homes
  • Milton Keynes: 58 holiday homes
  • Towcester: 117 holiday homes
  • Silverstone Circuit: 164 holiday homes
  • Corby: 34 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northamptonshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northamptonshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Northamptonshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Northampton: 139 holiday lettings
  • Milton Keynes: 58 holiday lettings
  • Towcester: 117 holiday lettings
  • Corby: 34 holiday lettings
  • Wellingborough: 61 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Northamptonshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Northamptonshire are:

  • Milton Keynes (KYN-Milton Keynes Train Station): 181 self catering accommodations
  • Northampton, England (ORM-Sywell Aerodrome): 112 self catering accommodations
  • Wellingborough (XWE-Wellingborough Train Station): 111 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Northamptonshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Northamptonshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Silverstone Circuit: 164 holiday rentals
  • Canons Ashby House: 208 holiday rentals
  • Franklin's Gardens: 112 holiday rentals
  • Rockingham Castle: 97 holiday rentals
  • Althorp House: 93 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northamptonshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Northamptonshire, England your home away from home

Northamptonshire is a county with a delightful cross section of fields and pastures, forests and urban areas. This historic area, once the Royal hunting grounds, has a wealth of historic attractions and country estates including Althorp, the family home of Lady Diana Spencer, Holdenby House and Kelmarsh Hall among others. Once known as the county of “spires and squires”, Northamptonshire has many churches to visit. The county town of Northampton is known for its shoe-making industry.

Things to Do in Northamptonshire Bird Watching

Rockingham Forest is an area of ancient woodland where many rare and unusual birds can be seen and heard. The Red Kite, an eagle-like bird of prey, was extinct in Britain but breeding pairs have been successfully reintroduced to the area. Bird-watchers may also enjoy a visit to the Red Kite Visitor Centre. Boating

The historic Grand Union Canal runs through Northamptonshire and its towpaths make an excellent traffic-free walking trail. It is also possible to hire boats for the day to explore these rural waterways, including the 3km long Blisworth Tunnel and the nearby Waterway Museum.

Walking and cycling

The quiet green lanes around Northamptonshire are ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. The rural   farmland and fresh air offer a great way to enjoy nature at its best.

Places to Visit in Northamptonshire Woburn Abbey

Set in 3,000 acres of deer forest, Woburn Abbey is a delightful historic home to visit. It has one of the most important private art collections in the world, including paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Canaletto as well as fine antique furniture, porcelain and gold. Stroll around the grounds and browse the Antiques Centre of this excellent attraction.

Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor is the home of George Washington’s relatives. It is a modest manor house with beautiful English country gardens and a gift shop. The former buttery is now a café.

All Saints Church

This historic church at Earl’s Barton is typical of many in the area. All Saints Church is known for its fine tower with battlements and observation posts, its Norman door and unique Saxon architecture. The interior of the church has a medieval rood screen, a Victorian font and some fine stained glass windows.

Weather in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire has warm but cloudy summers with some showers. Expect summer temperatures to average 73°F (23°C) during the day. The winters are generally mild with more rainfall and occasional snow.

Getting to Northamptonshire

There are several airports close to your Northamptonshire holiday rental. Coventry Airport is 26 miles from the centre of Northampton. London’s Luton Airport is 34 miles from Northampton and Birmingham International Airport is 39 miles away.

A car is essential to make the most of exploring this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or from London.