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Stanwick Lakes – Acres of escapism just outside Northampton

Set in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley, Stanwick Lakes is an oasis of calm just outside the relative hustle of Northampton.


Blog – The most viewed posts of 2014

In a week’s time we will be a third of the way through 2014. Time, as a modern version of the old saying might go, travels faster than Usain Bolt.


Blog – Embracing my inner pensioner in Northants

One of the mantras of this blog is that you don’t necessarily have to travel to the other side of the world to find an amazing travel experience.


Blog – Where in the World? The answer

This week’s Where in the World? photograph was taken at Northamptonshire Athorp House. Or to be more exact at the Round Oval, the final resting place of Princess Diana.


Northants – Althorp House: Princess Diana’s ancestral home

Althorp House is probably best known as the final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The ‘People’s Princess’ was interred at The Round Oval on the estate of her ancestral family, the Spencers. But the history of the house, and the artefacts within it, go back far beyond DianaRead More …


Northants – Castle Ashby’s green and pleasant gardens

A walled garden tea room. A butterfly garden. The home of a 7th Marquess. You couldn’t get much more typically English than Castle Ashby Gardens.


Northants – Brighter skies at AeroExpoUK

The sky was suddenly a different hue, the clouds closer and more in focus, everything brighter and clearer. Still, I shouldn’t have been shocked that a visit to Sywell Aerodrome helped me see more of the sky than ever before.


Whittlebury Hall – Heat and Ice: A relaxing shock to the system

I was determined to do it this time. It couldn’t have been more than a 30 second shower, but the first time I had leapt out of the freezing water after less than five of those seconds.


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