Northamptonshire, ‘the Rose of the Shires', is a wonderful land-locked county in the heart of England. With Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire all neighbouring us, we are never far from new places to explore; if it's possible to run out of things in Northamptonshire itself!
Whether you favour rural or urban life, Northamptonshire has something for everyone. The bustling towns of Northampton, Oundle, Towcester and Daventry, with their ever growing shopping, arts and leisure facilities; the beautiful undulating countryside with historical country houses, such as Rockingham Castle and Althrop; ancient woodlands; miles of waterways; and glorious nature parks, all await discovery.
If you ever tire from the abundance of historic towns and pretty thatched villages, Northamptonshire is a great place to enjoy sporting pursuits such as Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Rockingham Speedway, horse racing, rugby and county cricket.
There is so much to see and do in and around Northamptonshire. Let's make the most of it and help other parents to do the same!
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