Great Doddington

We are one mile from the village shop, Pub and Church.

Summer Leys Nature Reserve

Summer Leys is an example of how to create the right conditions for a variety of wildlife. This important wetland within the Upper Nene Valley Special Protection Area is made up of flooded gravel pits, flood meadows, species-rich neutral grassland and mature hedges. Wading birds use the scrape and the shallow lake margins.


It has many imposing architectural features such as the Guildhall. You can also visit the boot and shoe museum in Guildhall Road, Northampton is famous the world over for it’s prolific shoe industry. It has 2 Theatres, the Royal and the Derngate and a multiscreen Cinema and entertainment complex at Sixfields.

Althorp House

The Spencer family seat. Also the resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales and home to the award winning exhibition Diana, A celebration.


International Motor Racing Circuit.

Stoke Bruerne

Grand Union Canal, Canal Museum, boat trips and locks.

Sulgrave Manor

Purchased from King Henry VIII by Lawrence Washington, a relative of the first American President, George Washington.

Rockingham Castle

An ancient Norman castle built by William the Conqueror. Castle and gardens open throughout the year.

Santa Pod Raceway

The UK’s premier Drag Racing track, Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on earth!

Pitsford Reservoir

Fishing, cycling, cycle hire walking, sailing and bird watching.

Lyveden New Bield

Built by Sir Thomas Tresham, the mathematical design has some amazing religious meanings. His other work, Rushton Triangular Lodge, is also worth a visit.