Head to Althorp House to discover the elegance on offer in Northamptonshire. Admire the House’s beautiful interior, which holds one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics. Take in the House’s wealth of history with the new Spencer exhibition, which examines how the Spencer family has shaped Althorp and its treasures. Explore the magnificent surrounding parks as you stroll through remodelled gardens. Enjoy a picnic by the peaceful Round Oval Lake.
Discover Nassington Village, a charming village situated in the East of Northamptonshire. Explore Prebendal Manor, a hidden gem which dates from the early 13th century, making it the oldest property in Northamptonshire. Explore its recreated medieval garden, fishponds, and dovecotes before heading to the Tithe Barn Museum, where you can find artefacts from archaeological excavations in Nassington dating back to the Saxon period. Take in the view across the River Nene which sweeps through the county or stop for lunch at one of the local pubs.
Head to Stanwick Lakes, a unique 750 acre nature reserve located in Nene Valley, for a peaceful afternoon spent in the midst of Northamptonshire’s wildlife. Take a walk along a network of surfaced paths that draw you away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to place where you can get up close and personal with the local flora and fauna. Watch birds nestling in their hides or fluttering around the feeding station or see what other animals you can spot as you enjoy a picnic by the lakeside. Discover the history of the site as you follow the heritage trail and spot archaeological finds, including a section of a Roman floor mosaic which is on display in the visitor centre mezzanine.