Sulgrave, Nr.Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 2SD
Telephone: +44(0)1295 760205
WWW:www.stratford.co.uk/sulgrave - LOCATION MAP
The home of George Washington's ancestors, Sulgrave Manor is a superb example of a modest manor house and garden of the time of Shakespeare. Visitors on non-event days can see the manor on an informative and entertaining guided tour; enjoy the gardens; browse the gift shop and enjoy light refeshments in the buttery. Special educational facilities are available.
|Apr-Oct.: Weekdays, except Wednesdays, 2.00-5.30pm Bank Hols & Aug.:10.30-1.00 and 2.00-5.30pm Weekends Mar-Dec.:10.30-1.00pm and 2.00-5.30pm(4.30 March, Nov,Dec)|
check our what's on listings for special events
|Varies depending on the event - tickets usually around £16|
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Northamptonshire - LOCATION MAP
Set high on a hill in the centre of Earls Barton, All Saints Church is notable for it's fine Saxon tower - almost unequalled architecturally throughout the UK. The church is noted in many text books on Saxon architecture. There is much fine stained glass within the church.
|Access to the church can usually be obtained at Jeyes Chemists in Earls Barton|
|Access is free, but donations are always welcome|
BLISWORTH TUNNEL BOATS
Mill Wharf Gayton Road Blisworth Northants NN17 3BN
Narrow boat hire on the Grand Union Canal. Self-drive day boats and holiday boats. Convenient for the 3Km long Blisworth Tunnel and the Waterway Museum.
|9am-5pm Boats available to hire all year.|
COTON MANOR GARDEN
Coton Manor, Nr.Guilsborough, Northampton NN6 8RQ
English country garden laid out on different levels surrounding 17c Manor stone house (not open). Many herbaceous borders with extensive range of plants, old yew and holly hedges, water garden and pine lawns set in 10acres. Also wildflower meadow and bluebell wood.
|1st Apr-end Sept: Tuesday-Saturday and bank holiday weekends.Also open Sundays April-May.|
|Adults £4 Concessions £3.50 Children £2.00|
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD
Duxford, Cambridge CB2 4QR
WWW:www.iwm.org.uk - LOCATION MAP
A world-renowned heritage complex. Historic aircraft, dramatic land warefare displays featuring some 100 tanks and military vehicles in authentic battlefield scenes and the award winning American Aviation Museum housing an unbeatable collection of historic American combat aircraft including the B-17 and B-24 liberator. For details of air displays check our what's on pages
|Daily except 24,25,26 Dec.|
March 15 - Oct 25 10am - 6pm: Other times - 4pm.
|Adult £8.50 Senior £6.50 Children 15 & under FREE|
HADDONSTONE SHOW GARDENS
The Forge House, Church Lane, East Haddon, Northampton NN6 8DB
Telephone: 01604 770711
See Haddonstone's classic garden ornaments in the beautiful setting of the walled manor gardens - including urns, troughs, fountains, statuary, bird baths, sundials and balustrading. The gardens are on different levels with shrub roses, conifers, clematis and climbers.
|9am-5.30pm Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays and Christmas|
Woburn Bedfordshire MK17 9WA
Telephone: 01525 290666
Set in 3,000 acre Deer Park, Woburn Abbey is the home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Tavistock and their family. It houses one of the most important private art collections in the world, including paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds,and Canaletto as well as 18th century French and English furniture, silver, gold and porcelain. Visitors can also enjoy the renowned Antiques Centre, Coffee Shop, Gift Shops, Pottery and beautiful grounds.
|WEEKENDS:1st Jan-22nd March & 4-26th Oct. DAILY: 23rd March - 28th September. 11am-4pm|
|Adults £8.50;Seniors £7.50; Disabled £5.00; children £4.00||
SANTA POD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough NN29 7XA
Telephone: 08700 782828
WWW: www.santapod.com - LOCATION MAP
The home of drag racing, Santa Pod is known the world over as a major venue for high speed cars and bikes. Holding a selection of events ranging from European Drag Racing Championships to 'bring your own' public race days, the track is always full of the sights, sounds and thrills associated with speed. A great place for an exciting day out!
See our whats on listing for details of events
|Varies depending on the event - tickets usually around £16|
Crow Lane Great Billing Northampton NN3 9DA
235 acres of parkland and fishing lakes. Large static holiday homes for rent and sale-new and used. On-site fish and chips, funfair, cafes, jet ski-ing, go-karts touring caravans. Tents for sale.
|March - October inclusive.|
|£6 per car per day|
Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1BJ
Telephone: 01536 515731
Northampton home of the Duke of Buccleuch. Outstanding collection of fine arts including works by EL Greco, Murillo, caracci, over 40 Van Dyck paintings,16th c carlets,17th,18th Century French and English furniture, tapestries,porcelain,incomparable armory and ceremonial coach. Historic parkland. Plant centre, tearooms which, together with the Adventure Woodland Playare (open subject to weather conditions. Parents should supervise children at all times) and gift shop are open weekends and daily throughout August
Open daily Aug. 1st - Sept.1st. 2pm-4.30pm
May 1st-Sept 1st Daily (except Fridays) 1pm-5pm
PLANT CENTRE,TEAROOM,PLAY AREA
May-Sept.Sat,Sun,BH Mon. August - daily
|House & park: adult £6.00 child £5.00 |
Park Only: adult £1.50 child £1
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An impressive structure of 82 arches stretching for 3/4 mile across the western side of the village. It was constructed between 1874 and 1879 in blue and red brick to carry the London & Midland Railway. Each arch is 40ft in width.
|Access is limited, but fine views can be obtained from several locations around the village.|
kelmarsh Northamptonshire NN6 9LT
Telephone: 01604 686543
Built in 1732 in the Palladian Style, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate., grazed parkland and beautiful gardens. Once the home on Nancy Lancaster who decorated the rooms in the manner that has become the English country house look and whos influence is evident in the ongoing renovation of the gardens..
|HOUSE & GARDENS|
2.30pm-5.00pm. Sun & BH Mon 20.4.03-30.9.03 and Thursdays in August.
20.4.03-30.9.03 Mon-Thurs. inc.2.30pm-5pm
|House & Grounds: adult £4.00 child £2.00 |
Grounds Only: adult £3.00 child under 16 free
RED KITES AT ROCKINGHAM FOREST
Fineshade,Rockingham Forest, Nr.Corby, Northants
Telephone: 01780 444098 - - LOCATION MAP
The eagle-like Red Kite was extinct in Britain by the end of the 19th century. Now, thanks to work by the RSPB and English Nature, it is being slowly re-introduced. In Rockingham Forest there are now around 70 birds and 40 breeding pairs. The Red Kite Visitor Centre, has live video feeds from nests in the forest. Guided walks are also arranged.
|March 24-Sept.5 10am - 6pm|
Lutterworth Leicestershire LE17 6DH
Telephone: 01788 860250
Stanford Hall is a beautiful William & Mary (1690's) house standing on the banks of Shakespeare's River Avon. The house contains antique furniture, fine pictures (including the Stuart Collection) and an unusual collection of family costumes. In the grounds there is a Nature Trail, Walled Rose Garden and a Pottery and Craft Centre (most Sundays). The stables Block houses a Motorcycle Museum, Tearooms and full size replica of Percy Pilcher's 1898 flying machine.
|1.30pm-5.30pm. Fridays and Sundays 18 April-28 Sept. Daily 22-31 August. Bank Holiday weekends Friday-Monday. Motorcycle Museum Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays Only|
|House & Grounds: adult £4.80 child £2.00 Grounds Only: adult £2.50 child £1.00|