Northamptonshire

Properties and events in Northamptonshire

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Ancient Hillfort, Viking Living History village and Chainsaw Artist.

Hunsbury Hill Road, West Hunsbury, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 9UW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hunsbury Hill Country Park houses a 2,500 year-old Iron-age Hillfort. On 7th/8th September a Viking re-enactment group will be in the park showing typical Living History, with battles & ambushes. A Chainsaw Artist will be there on 7th September.

Barton Seagrave - Medieval Manor

Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for a lecture by Dale Munn MA. MSc. on the history and function the moated medieval manor house that was once located on what we call ‘Castle Field’.

Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3SD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church and green outdoor spaces. On Saturday enjoy live clarinet music, or on Sunday have a close look at our nature table.

Crusader Community Boating - Grand Union Canal

1 Blisworth Mill, Gayton Road, Blisworth, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 3RZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the Grand Union Canal in Blisworth, Northamptonshire on a two hour very informative boat trip.

Crusader Community Boating - River Nene

Becketts Park, The Promenade, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5NL
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the River Nene in Northampton on a two hour boat trip.

Daventry Heritage Bus Services

Market Square, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Classic buses are on display with some providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Daventry.

Garden Visit and Exhibition at Kelmarsh

Kelmarsh Hall, Main Road, Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 9LY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join Kelmarsh for a free visit to the historic gardens, along with some short tours of the gardens, exhibition in the Orangery and a look at Nancy Lancaster's old garden office.

Grave Concerns - Tours of Northampton’s Billing Road Cemetery, disused but much loved!

Billing Road Cemetery (rear entrance), 36 South Terrace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5JY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore a historic cemetery & some of its inhabitants with members of its new Friends Group. Designed by renowned gardener Robert Marnock, it opened in 1847 to huge success, but fashion & fortunes change & burial ceased by the turn of the millennium.

Guided tours of 78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1UH
In person
Pre-booking required

A chance to go round the heritage house: the only architectural project of Mackintosh’s open to the public outside Scotland – and are given half hour guided tours. An ordinary Georgian terraced house made extraordinary, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Heritage Bus Services

3 George Row, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Classic buses providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Northampton linking venues participating in Heritage Open Days and running short tours.

Northampton Heritage Quiz Trail

Northampton Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2BA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A heritage trail around Northampton town centre with a quiz and a prize for the lucky winner!

Northamptonshire Natural History Society

The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1LD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Interested in Natural History in Northamptonshire? Want to look through a microscope? Want to handle local rocks and fossils? Interested in Astronomy? A keen photographer interested in more skills? Then visit us in our purpose built rooms.

Performing Room at 9 Guildhall Road formerly Franklin's Hotel & Restaurant 1872

9 Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the deep hidden history of our building. Step back in time to hear our story and discover how our heritage helped to create Northampton's beautiful Culture Quarter through public exhibitions and immersive multimedia utilising VR technology.

St Andrews Spratton History Talk & Tour

Church Road, Spratton, Northamptonshire, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8HR
In person
Pre-booking preferred

!0.30am on Tuesday 10th September and 10.30am Thursday 12th September: short talks History of Grade 1 listed St Andrews and US 1st President George Washington connections, . Real coffee and refreshments in Cafe Doris

St Peters Church Marefair

St Peter's Church, Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1SR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and see the church at the centre of Northampton's historic quarter. Next to The Churches Conservation Trust's Old Black Lion pub. Including Ride and Stride, Guided Local heritage walks and a bellringing demonstration!

Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore 10,000 years of history at our Stanwick Lakes Heritage Open Day! From Neolithic to Medieval, and heritage crafts, there is something for everyone to discover. Get hands on with history and discover all about this incredible historical site!

The Old Savoy - The home of The Deco Theatre

The Old Savoy, Abington Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4AE
In person
Pre-booking required

The Deco Theatre, Northampton's hidden gem, is host to a wide variety of shows, the Christmas pantomime, and many training events. Over recent years the theatre has thoroughly re-established itself and continues to grow from strength to strength.

The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton

115 Clare Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 3JA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A quaint, small fully equipped amateur theatre in Northampton.

The Victorian Travelling Players at Lamport Hall

Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the history of the Victorian travelling player at this outdoor immersive event.

Thornby Hall Open Day

Thornby Hall, Naseby Road, Thornby, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8SW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit a Buddhist Meditation Centre in an English Country Mansion with beautiful grounds. Soak up the history and learn about inner peace.