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Delapré Abbey [Historic House]

www.delapreabbey.org, London Road, Northampton

Delapré Abbey, www.delapreabbey.org, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Surrounded by vast parkland and gardens, Delapré Abbey is an unusual historic building situated only 1 mile from the town of Northampton, and this is why it has been termed 'an urban country house and park'. It is a grade II* listed complex of... more

Rockingham Castle [Historic House]

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire


Discover the fascinating Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror and was regularly used by the early Kings of England until it was granted to Edward Watson in the 16th century, whose ancestors still... more

Cottesbrooke Hall [Historic House]

Cottesbrooke, Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall, Cottesbrooke, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A classic country house cocooned by acres of lush grounds and woodland, Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire is a Queen Ann mansion built back in 1702 which many believe to be the inspiration for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Inside, portraits,... more

Silverstone [Attraction / Activity]

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester

Silverstone, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

For more than 60 years Silverstone has carved its mark as one of the leading motorsport venues, creating a powerful heritage around the world. Internationally renowned as the host of world class events, Silverstone is also famed for its exhilarating... more

Lamport Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Lamport, Northampton

Lamport Hall & Gardens, Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Lamport Hall & Gardens are a hidden gem set in beautiful countryside. The Hall contains a delightful collection of art and furniture accumulated over four centuries by the Isham family, including some beautiful pieces collected on the Grand Tour. ... more

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens [Garden]

Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Cottesbrooke Hall´s award winning gardens are set in delightful rural Northamptonshire. Reputed to be the pattern for Jane Austen´s `Mansfield Park´. Huge 300-year-old cedars set off magnificent pools, lily-ponds and double herbaceous borders... more

Northamptonshire County Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton

Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A traditional and inland course with a mix of heathland and parkland, Northamptonshire now has has 21 holes. The original 18 holes were designed by Harry Colt and later James Braid altered the pattern and arrangement of many bunkers and the 18th... more

Santa Pod Raceway [Attraction / Activity]

Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Grab your earplugs and head to Santa Pod where all manner of car racing will delight petrolheads everywhere. Tucked away in the village of Podington on the Northants and Bedfordshire border, this attraction offers everything from monster trucks to... more

Kelmarsh Hall [Garden]

Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic mid-20th century garden now largely restored. The grass terrace below the garden front of the Hall, with its rows of pleached limes on either side, together with the tapis vert, a wild flower meadow beyond, flanked by... more

Rockingham Castle & Gardens [Garden]

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle & Gardens, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire


Explore the beautiful grounds of Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle and gardens stand on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over five counties and the Welland Valley below. Surrounding the castle are some 12 acres of... more

Boughton Park [Garden]

Kettering

Boughton Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire

The Park at Boughton House includes a great spread of lawns, lakes, waterways, woods and avenues of trees. This Grade 1 listed Designed Landscape is currently being restored, inspired by the original plans of 1746. In July 2009, a new 21st century... more

Althorp [Historic House]

The Stables, Althorp, Northampton

Althorp, The Stables, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Even if Diana Princess of Wales had no connection with Althorp (pronounced Allthorp, don’t you know), it would still be a simply lovely country house to visit in the languid Northamptonshire countryside. The house dates back to the early 1500s and... more

Canons Ashby [Garden]

Daventry

Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire


Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Canons Ashby House, has a formal garden that was created between 1708 and 1717 by Edward Dryden. Derelict and overgrown when the house was rescued by the National Trust, the restoration work of... more

Fawsley Hall Spa [Spa]

Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Daventry

Fawsley Hall Spa, Fawsley Hall, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Spa buffs will rejoice at the news that Surrey-based spa stalwart Grayshott is now delivering superb standard treatments at Fawsley Hall in Northamptonshire. The prestigious and historic Tudor estate now boasts an enhanced level of luxury thanks to... more

Wellingborough Golf Club [Golf Course]

Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden, Wellingborough

Wellingborough Golf Club, Harrowden Hall, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

An investment of £500,000 in 1999 saw all 18 greens at Wellingborough renewed plus work on bunkers, drainage and an irrigation system. That's seen the emergence of a very fine par 72 course of over 6,700 yards set in quiet parkland. Three holes stand... more

Boughton House [Historic House]

Kettering

Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

The home of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Boughton House in Kettering, Northants, sits surrounded by idyllic English landscape and chocolate box country villages. The house, once a modest manor, was purchased by the Montagu family in 1528... more

Lyveden New Bield [Garden]

Near Oundle, Peterborough

Lyveden New Bield, Near Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire


Explore the Fascinating Lyveden New Bield The National Trust has taken the Lyveden New Bield, a building started but never finished by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholicism in the 1500s and early 1600s, and turned it into a... more

The Day Spa & Leisure Club [Spa]

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, Towcester

The Day Spa & Leisure Club, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Not many spas in Britain can lay claim to a wellbeing experience as sophisticated and well rounded as the Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall. Set in rural Northamptonshire, this Georgian stately house is home to an expansive spa that promises to hit all the... more

Canons Ashby [Historic House]

Daventry

Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire


Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire will discover the elegant residence of the Dryden family, who built it in the mid-16th century. Unlike many grand old homes, this one has... more

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Kelmarsh, Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parkland and beautiful gardens. The Hall´s elegant 18th century plasterwork is complemented by Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler´s 20th century decoration... more

The Day Spa & Leisure Club [Spa]

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, Towcester

The Day Spa & Leisure Club, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Not many spas in Britain can lay claim to a wellbeing experience as sophisticated and well rounded as the Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall. Set in rural Northamptonshire, this Georgian stately house is home to an expansive spa that promises to hit all the... more

Tadmarton Heath Golf Club [Golf Course]

Wigginton, Banbury

Tadmarton Heath Golf Club, Wigginton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Tadmarton may be considered short at under 6,000 yards but while the first nine holes are fairly open, the second nine are not with narrow fairways and plenty of gorse. That's not to say you can spray it around on the front, accurate second shots are... more

Welcombe Golf Club [Golf Course]

Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon

Welcombe Golf Club, Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

An 18-hole, par 70 championship course dotted with beautiful lakes and in rolling countryside is what's on offer at the Menzies Welcombe Hotel and Golf Club. The course is a gem as it is set 157 acres in the shadows of the Welcombe Hills. The course... more

Lamport Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Lamport, Northampton

Lamport Hall & Gardens, Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Lamport Hall & Gardens are a hidden gem set in beautiful countryside. The Hall contains a delightful collection of art and furniture accumulated over four centuries by the Isham family, including some beautiful pieces collected on the Grand Tour. ... more

The Spa [Spa]

Wroxall Abbey Estate, Birmingham Road, Wroxall, Warwick

The Spa, Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwick, Warwickshire

Forming its own intimate space among the historic lakes and grounds of Wroxall Abbey Estate hotel, The Spa provides salvation for worn out souls in need of a little me-time. When you’ve dipped your toes in the large heated pool and sat back and... more

Kelmarsh Hall [Garden]

Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic mid-20th century garden now largely restored. The grass terrace below the garden front of the Hall, with its rows of pleached limes on either side, together with the tapis vert, a wild flower meadow beyond, flanked by... more

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens [Historic House]

Kelmarsh, Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parkland and beautiful gardens. The Hall´s elegant 18th century plasterwork is complemented by Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler´s 20th century decoration... more

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm [Attraction / Activity]

Swans Nest Lane, Tramway Walk, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm really is a very lovely place to while away the time, watching those huge splashes of colour swirl and dance around you as you pick your way through the tropical blossom surrounded by the splish splosh of little... more

Stowe [Garden]

Buckingham

Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire


Explore the beautiful landscape gardens of Stowe Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monument temples in... more

Baddesley Clinton [Historic House]

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire


Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton Manor House Dating back to the 15th century and home to the wealthy Ferrers family for 500 years, Baddesley Clinton manor house in Lapworth, just south of Birmingham, is a moated... more

Baddesley Clinton [Garden]

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire


Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton House and Garden The home of the Ferrers family for some 500 years, the house and interiors of Baddesley Clinton reflect its Elizabethan heyday when it was a haven for persecuted... more

Wildmoor Spa & Health Club [Spa]

Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon

Wildmoor Spa & Health Club, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

It’s quite a treat (and rarity) when a spa fully delivers on the word's original definition of promoting wellness through water. At Wildmoor Spa & Health Club it’s got it all: crystal steam room, herbal sauna, caldarium, hydrotherapy spa, 20m pool,... more

Packwood House [Garden]

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire


Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House and gardens are noted for the intact layout dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, with courtyards, brick gazebos, terraces and the unique yew garden.... more

Packwood House [Historic House]

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire


Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House is a 16th century house, with most of the interior designed in the 1920s by Graham Baron Ash. On display is a fine collection of 17th and 18th century... more

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel [Spa]

Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Coventry

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Maxstoke Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire

Separated from the main hotel, Cedarwood Spa at the Marriott Forest of Arden occupies a quiet idyll of its own. Benefitting from a private entrance and reception, feel the welcome hush of this Warwickshire retreat as you step across the threshold.... more

Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club [Golf Course]

Maxstoke Lane, Coventry

Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club, Maxstoke Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire

The Arden course has become a regular European Tour venue, a 7,213 yard challenge created by Donald Steel in 1970 and now maturing into a classic parkland course with many feature holes - but it can play long. Perhaps the 18th is the most dramatic, a... more

Hidcote [Garden]

Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden

Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire


Explore a beautiful Arts and Crafts Garden at Hidcote Twisting lanes of the Cotswold countryside lead to Hidcote Manor Garden, one of the most inventive and influential gardens of the 20th century. Its structure of outdoor `rooms´,... more

Kiftsgate Court [Garden]

Chipping Campden

Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Kiftsgate Court Gardens is a series of interconnecting gardens each with its distinct character and secrets. The gardens are a plantsman´s delight with species from all over the world. A glorious garden of roses, perennials and much more, around a... more

Heythrop Park Resort Health & Leisure, Enstone, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heythrop Park was built in the early 18th Century and oozes historic charm. Designed by Thomas Archer you will observe many Roman inspired features and this building is brilliantly appointed, taking full advantage of the stunning panoramic views. The... more

Heythrop Park Resort Golf [Golf Course]

Enstone, Oxford

Heythrop Park Resort Golf, Enstone, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heythrop Park Resort Golf is destined to become one of the finest new courses in the UK. The club is limiting the membership of the club to just 400 exclusive members. The stunning course meanders through ancient woodland, lakes and streams and is... more

Wellingborough Golf Club [Golf Course]

Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden, Wellingborough

Wellingborough Golf Club, Harrowden Hall, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

An investment of £500,000 in 1999 saw all 18 greens at Wellingborough renewed plus work on bunkers, drainage and an irrigation system. That's seen the emergence of a very fine par 72 course of over 6,700 yards set in quiet parkland. Three holes stand... more

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, NUNEATON, Market Bosworth

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park, Ambion Lane, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire


Step back in time at Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park With the remains of Richard III being discovered under a Leicester car park, the Bosworth Battlefield where he lived his last moments has never seemed more... more

The Forest of Wellbeing [Spa]

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Chesterton, Bicester

The Forest of Wellbeing, Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Bicester, Oxfordshire

The Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa sits in 134 acres of stunning countryside with tranquil gardens and an 18 hole golf course. This honey coloured Cotswold stone building is one of the finest residential hospitality venues in Oxfordshire and the... more

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa [Golf Course]

Chesterton, Bicester

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire

The golf course at the Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa was built in 1973, formerly named the Chesterton Golf Club. Complemented by 11 lakes strategically placed around the course, providing a challenge to every kind of player in the golf world. There... more

Chastleton House [Historic House]

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh

Chastleton House, Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire


Step back in time at Chastleton House Chastleton House is one of England´s finest and most complete Jacobean houses filled with a mixture of rare and everyday objects - furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612,... more

Cotswold House Spa [Spa]

Cotswold House Hotel, The Square, High Street, Chipping Campden

Cotswold House Spa, Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

While at some spas, you find yourself elbowed out from your peaceful swim by a noisy aqua aerobics class or jolted out of some quiet contemplation by children in armbands, at Decleor Spa, set in a converted coach house, they believe small and... more

Coughton Court [Historic House]

Alcester

Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire


Discover the delightful family history of Coughton Court A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The... more

Throckmorton Family Gardens at Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire

Coughton Court is a lovely garden complementing the mid-16th century house, laid over the last seventeen years by Mrs Throckmorton and her daughter Christina. There are a variety of `rooms´ within the garden, both formal and informal, including an... more

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