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The county consists of beautiful rolling fields, winding waterways, ancient woodland, historic country towns, castles ancient battle fields and picturesque villages provide the ultimate rural retreat.
Historic towns such as Ashby de la Zouch, with its old ruined castle and attractive main street. Market Bosworth near to where the famous battle of Bosworth took place 22 August 1485 during The War of the Roses
Charming villages with character thatched roofs, stone cottages and welcoming inns to take a welcome refreshment. Wander around the many stately homes and discover the many art treasures and glorious gardens. Explore the many popular historic market towns in search of fine footwear, antiques and curiosities.
The serenity of our waterways will delight you and our winding country lanes and footpaths will guide you around this rural oasis, So far away from the daily pressures of modern living, this is where you can walk knee deep in a carpet of bluebells in the spring. Northamptonshire is an undiscovered county and well worth a visit
Places to visit in Oxford
Blenheim Palace – this historic house and its surrounding grounds are interesting for adults and children alike, from the palace itself to the beautiful expansive gardens and picturesque lakes. You can view the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born, or even go punting on the lakes, fish for pike, get lost in the Marlborough Maze or simply stroll amongst the many magnificent features in the formal gardens
Whether it’s historical buildings, spectacular parks or vibrant nightlife you are after, Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires has it. Visit the Bodleian Library, or the Sheldonian Theatre and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Evening is another delightful experience where you can choose from a huge variety and range of restaurants reflecting the multi-cultural nature of the city, take in a show or pop in and have a drink in one of the many diverse pubs or bars.
More than 900 years old, Oxford University is the oldest English-speaking University in the world. Internationally renowned, it attracts students from all over the world. The university buildings and college grounds are spread around the city and many of them are open to the public. The university puts on music concerts, exhibitions and many other activities for all the family.
The Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road, stretches from Avebury, Wiltshire to Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire. Located in the west, it is a broad ancient track which runs along the top of rolling downland and in the east through the wooded countryside of the Chiltern Hills
Oxfordshire’s Museum - Situated at the heart of the historic town of Woodstock and set in most attractive gardens, Fletcher’s House provides a home for the Oxfordshire Museum. The museum celebrates Oxfordshire in all its diversity and features collections of local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife
Warwickshire offers a mixture of attractions and activities for the tourist
- from visiting the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the south of
Warwickshire to exploring the fantastic historic homes and castles, such
as Warwick Castle of Kenilworth castle, or maybe you may wish to visit
the many sporting attractions at Nuneaton and Bedworth in the north. The
brand new Warwick International Festival offers you ten days of Mediterranean
sunshine for the historic town of Warwick. Featuring many separate events
throughout the town, the festival includes Opera, Comic Theatre, Coffee
Concerts, Jazz, Salsa and Tapas and more.
Rutland Water has an international reputation for sailing, trout fishing and bird watching and all these activities are open to day visitors. The site includes the Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre with its fascinating exhibition and internationally famous nature reserve with 20 bird hides. It is the site of the first breeding ospreys in England for 150 years and is also the home of the British Bird Watching Fair each August.