78 Derngate

82 Derngate
Northampton NN1 1UH


The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, is an important and award-winning historic house set in the heart of Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public.


Northampton NN7 4HQ


Family home of Diana Princess of Wales. House, gardens and exhibition open to the public for two months annually.

Boughton House

Boughton Park, Geddington
Kettering NN14 1BJ


Boughton House, known as 'the English Versailles', is the Northamptonshire home of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Its transformation from a 15th century monastic building into one of the great houses of Europe 250 years later is a colourful story, best illustrated by the rich variety of the architecture and the superb quality of the contents. Collections: Superb art treasures - paintings, furniture, tapestries, needlework, carpets, porcelain, arms and silver - and an incomparable armoury.

Canons Ashby - National Trust

Canons Ashby
Daventry NN11 3SD


A tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful gardens: * There are some beautiful Tudor/Jacobean wall paintings, Jacobean plasterwork and several tapestries with some excellent C17 needlepoint chairs * The kitchen and dairy offer an intimate view of life 'below stairs' * Colourful formal gardens, old orchard and sweeping parkland * St Mary's Church, the relic of an Augustinian priory * The park encompasses the deserted medieval village.

Chichele College

Higham Ferrers NN10 8BH

Chichele College is an evocative mediaeval building situated in the centre of Higham Ferrers. The college was founded in the 15th century by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1414 to 1443.

Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Irchester Country Park
Wellingborough NN29 7DL


Situated in Irchester Country Park, Northamptonshire, the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is home to a collection of working steam and diesel locomotives.

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh Hall, Kelmarsh
Northampton NN6 9LT


Kelmarsh is a 3,363 acre (1361ha) agricultural estate at the heart of which (physically and symbolically) stands the 18th century Kelmarsh Hall, surrounded by its pleasure gardens and parkland. Today the estate, hall and gardens are owned and managed by The Kelmarsh Trust whose principle aim is to preserve the Hall for the benefit of the nation together with its contents and surroundings, making them available for study and appreciation by the general public.

Kirby Hall - English Heritage

Corby NN17 3EN


Kirby Hall is one of England's greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses, earlier owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always in the forefront of new ideas about architecture and design.

Lamport Hall

Northampton NN6 9EZ


Lamport Hall is one of the finest Grade I listed buildings. It contains a wealth of outstanding furniture, books, china and paintings, many of which were brought back by the third Baronet's Grand Tour of Europe in the 1670s.

Lyveden New Bield - National Trust

Lyveden New Bield
near Oundle PE8 5AT


Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605. Discover the mysterious garden lodge and explore the Elizabethan garden with its spiral mounts, terracing and canals. Wander through the new orchard, containing many old varieties of apples and pears, or explore the Lyveden Way.

Manor House Museum

Sheep Street
Kettering NN16 0AN


Temporary exhibitions and regular activities make the Manor House Museum a lively and vibrant place to visit. Come along to explore Kettering's history and find out what makes the town unique. Collections: The museum collects only those items, which were made or used within the geographical area of Kettering Borough for its permanent collections. The current size of the collections is thought to total circa 20,000 artefacts.

Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill
Northampton NN4 9UW


Sited on the old ironstone quarry closed in the 1930s, this museum houses a collection of relics from the ironstone quarrying era of Northampton. Also on site is a 1.5 mile demonstration railway line in standard gauge.

Peterborough Cathedral

Cathedral Office, Minster Precincts
Peterborough PE1 1XS


Peterborough Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Peterborough which covers most of Peterborough City, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Piddington Roman Villa Museum

Chapel End
Piddington, Northampton NN7 2DD


Housed in a former Wesleyan chapel, the museum displays some of the many finds made during the long running excavation of the Piddington Roman Villa over 25 years, and still on-going. Apart from the displays, the building houses stores for the many found objects. Collections: Apart from significant archaeological material it houses displays interpreting 500 years of life at the settlement, including: a detailed model of the villa, as in the later 2nd century; a full-sized mannequin of a possible owner of the villa called Tiberius Claudius Severus, with an audio presentation; a full-scale reconstruction of sections of a typical roof and hypocaust, the Roman heating system.

Prebendal Manor & Tithe Barn Museum, The

Church Street, Nassington
Peterborough PE8 6QG


A 13th century manor dating from 1200 AD, overlaying and Anglo-Saxon hall. Included in the visit is the Tithe Barn Museum, a large recreated medieval garden, fish ponds and a 15th century dovecote.

Rushton Triangular Lodge - English Heritage

Rushton Road
Rushton NN14 1RP


This delightful triangular building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham (father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters) and constructed between 1593 and 1597. It is a testament to Tresham's Roman Catholicism: the number three, symbolising the Holy Trinity, is apparent everywhere.

Sulgrave Manor

Manor Road, Sulgrave
nr Banbury OX17 2SD


Sulgrave Manor was set up in the 1920s as a symbol of the rich network of links that bind the United Kingdom and the United States together. It was built by George Washington's direct ancestor in the middle of the 16th century and is now restored to show how the gentry of the period lived. Collections: Carefully and sympahetically restored 16th Great Hall and bedchamber and 18th century rooms bedrooms, parlour and kitchen. Furniture, artefacts and textiles of the period displayed as well as the largest collection of George Washington memorabilia.