Best Western have 2 hotels in Northamptonshire
Book a hotel in Northamptonshire to explore the county right in the heart of country. Its beauty and traditional flavour have lent it the name, ‘the Rose of the Shires.' Best Western has three hotels in Northamptonshire, spread throughout the area, but our central hotel is situated very close to the county town of Northampton.
Town and city breaks in Northamptonshire
Northampton, the third-largest town (without city status) in the UK after Reading and Dudley, is a charming and picturesque historic settlement. There has been human settlement in the rich and fertile area since the Bronze Age, but the town really began to excel from the medieval period onwards through trade and manufacture. The town's prize building is the glorious Victorian Guildhall, designed by E.W. Godwin. Other landmarks worth visiting from your Northamptonshire hotel include the Carlsberg UK brewery, Northampton Castle (the remains of), the All Saints' Church, Northampton Cathedral and Delapré Abbey. Northamptonshire is also home to many smaller market towns such as the Roman town of Towcaster, Brackley, Kettering and finally, Silverstone for any Grand Prix fans.
Holidays in the Northamptonshire countryside
This central county is home to some of the most staggeringly beautiful countryside in England. There are miles of walks, canals and cycle paths as well as huge areas of ancient woodland and country parks to explore and enjoy; all are easily accessible from your Best Western Northamptonshire hotel. Cast a line for tench and bream at one of leisure park Billing Aquadrome's nine fishing lakes. Have a wander around William the Conqueror's old hunting ground at Rockingham Forest. Also in this area is Rockingham Castle, a mile north of Corby, which perches majestically on its hilltop with views stretching all the way to Rutland Water. It was first used as a defensive site as far back as the Iron Age and was strengthened over the following millennia, always valued due to its views of the Welland Valley, a truly historical structure.
Attractions in Northamptonshire
When you're staying in the county known for its long-term specialisation in shoe making, perhaps pop into the Northampton Central Museum and check out the city's footwear collection for yourself - the largest in the world. Admittedly footwear isn't for everyone, so nearby are the popular Derngate and Royal Theatres on Guildhall Road and opposite is Northampton Art Gallery. No matter where your hotel in Northamptonshire is located, a visit to Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough is certainly advisable, but remember to bring your earmuffs! Book a Best Western hotel in Northamptonshire for a perfect UK short break.
Hotels in Northamptonshire
Attractions in Northamptonshire:
Sat & Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)
11am-4.30pm Feb - Oct 2013 (annual)
Daily 10.30am-5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm); park daily 9am-4.45pm; 2 Nov-16 Dec Wed-Sun only Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays but closed next day Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)
What's on in Northamptonshire:
09/04/2014 to 12/04/2014
12/03/2014 to 15/04/2014
01/04/2014 to 07/04/2014
18/02/2014 to 29/03/2014
18/02/2015 to 29/03/2015
06/04/2014 to 06/04/2014
24/03/2014 to 01/04/2014