Visitors to Northampton can't afford to miss a day trip to Canons Ashby House. This Elizabethan Manor House retains much of its 18th Century charm; built using the remains of a medieval priory, it has been a family home for 400 years. Stay in an independent hotel or chain hotel in Northampton town centre and the house is just a 30-minute drive away, or alternatively the pretty town of Daventry is just a 20-minute drive away.
Fun for All the Family at Canons Ashby House
There are plenty of things to see and do on a day out at Canons Ashby House, and families can pick up a '50 things to do before you're 11¾' scrapbook packed with activities, at the Coach House. Woodland trails, Easter egg hunts and even live music performances in the priory church all take place throughout the year, or why not enjoy afternoon tea or a spot of lunch at the Stables Tearoom after a browse in the Coach House shop? Free parking is available on-site, so it's easy to get back to your hotel in time for dinner.
Budget Hotels Close to Northampton's Attractions
Northampton has plenty of other attractions ideal for family days out, including Althorp House and several museums in the town centre. Most independent hotels offer family rooms, great if you're on a budget, with many providing buffet breakfast, free parking and WiFi. Choosing a hotel close to the Market Square means you can pick up ingredients for a picnic lunch at the town market – one of the oldest in the country.
Modern Amenities at Affordable Prices in Northampton
Hotels in Northampton provide all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay, whether you're keen to find out more about the area's shoe-making history or want to explore its stately homes and parkland. For those travelling on business, facilities such as on-site parking and laundry/dry cleaning come in handy. Most hotels have their own bar and restaurant, although the town centre has a wide range of eateries to choose from; everything from traditional pubs to modern bistros serving cuisine from around the world.