This county has excellent transport links from all over the country. It is often described as the Rose of the Shires. Its rural areas are characterised by many pretty villages with thatched cottages, churches and country lanes. But this is also a very modern county, offering shops, restaurants, pubs as well as the Formula One Grand Prix in Silverstone.
This county has some award-winning country parks which each have their own individual character. They offer trails, easy parking, friendly staff and some great picnic spots. You can glide, swing and climb through the trees at Irchester Country Park on the Jungle Parc UK high ropes adventure course. In Sywell Country Park, you can explore the Edwardian reservoir features on the waterworks heritage trail. In Fermyn Woods Country Park are some majestic red kites. After watching them, you can enjoy some homemade cake in the Skylark Café.
There are a number of large attractions in Northamptonshire which can be enjoyed by all the family. Enjoy motor racing at the famous Silverstone track. At Rockingham Castle, you can enjoy the atmosphere and learn about the history of roundheads and cavaliers. Wickstead Park is a major county venue for visitors. It is set in 148 acres of parkland with forty rides and attractions.