Northampton and Sedgebrook Hall has a great location in the Midlands. In terms of attractions, Northamptonshire is characterised by great sporting venues and grand stately homes. However, the hotel’s location close to the M1 means that a whole host of inviting towns and cities are within driving distance. Coventry, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Nottingham and Birmingham make enjoyable day trips.
Staying around Northampton, there are a number of historic stately homes, ideal for those with an interest in traditional manors and English heritage. The most famous is probably Althorp, ancestral home of the Spencer family. Althorp (Tel: 01604 770107) is open to the public during the summer, when visitors can enjoy the grounds, explore the rooms of the house and the antiques within, or view the exhibition dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Close to Althorp lies Holdenby House (Tel: 01604 770074), former palace of James I and location of Charles I’s imprisonment. The manor as it stands is Victorian, having been rebuilt after the original palace was largely demolished. The house itself is rarely open to the public, but the historic gardens are worth a visit, and there is also a falconry centre on site.
For those with more of an interest in racing sports, there are several sporting destinations in and around Northamptonshire. At its heart is Silverstone (Ticketline: 08704 588260), which until 2009 was the traditional home of the British Grand Prix, and from 2010 location of the British MotoGP. Rockingham Speedway, one of the newest additions to motorsport racing, has an annual calendar of car and bike events. On a more traditional slant, Towcester Races offers horseracing fixtures throughout the year.
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