Northamptonshire is ambitious, forward-looking and keen to make things happen. We have serious appetite for growth, welcoming employment and housing development, and are perfectly situated at the heart of the country, offering the most affordable homes within a one-hour drive-time of London. We are also one hour from Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, in the heart of England.
Northamptonshire offers something for everyone who visits or lives here, numerous pretty villages with thatched cottages, country lanes and parish churches and 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.
Local sporting highlights include international venues at Silverstone, the revered Saints rugby team, football league teams and first-class county cricket. Enjoy spectacular golf courses, equestrian and country pursuits, and excellent water sports centres.
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