4.5 based on 474 reviews
This is the National Trust at its very best. A house preserved as it was last lived in, plus an ancient priory church. No trashy 'attractions' - just a real experience of how life was lived by the Dryden family over many centuries. Delightful volunteers, cheery little café, successful secondhand bookshop with a vast selection of reasonably-priced volumes which last year raised £15,000 for a buggy. Lovely garden too. A tranquil and often overlooked corner of the country. Try and visit and quiet times to appreciate fully.
5 based on 82 reviews
Was suggested by the Hosts where I was staying took a bit of finding as it is in the middle of a large Capability Brown Parkland and the village it served as disappeared so is now on its own in a field - The interior is striking and some wonderful Knightly family monuments and rare mediaval glass still intact a lot was vandalised by the Puritans and others The Knight and his lady are particularly stunning as is the large monument to the family
4 based on 164 reviews
Just called in here last week when visiting relatives in Leicestershire.
It somehow, always reminds me of 'The Hobbits' with the title 'Heart of The Shires!' Nice countryside around here on the A5 with the motorway running adjacent.
Quite a range of interesting shops, and a good place to visit around Christmas time. We encountered a group of Carol Singers outside and stopped to listen to them.
Plenty of space to park your cars!
4.5 based on 9 reviews
A unique and independent book shop located within the historic Napoleonic buildings formerly known as the Royal Ordnance Depot. We have thousands of books, covering a wide range of topics and genres. Relax in our coffee lounge and take advantage of our free wifi.
This is in part of the old armaments building on the first floor and is a new venture so a lot of the book shelves are empty or part filled - but due to its huge size there are still a large amount of books available to choose from.
The owner is friendly and very helpful and deserves success!
Only used books are sold - and this is part of its charm.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
A bit off the main drag but well known to locals.
As the woodland is old it has fabulous displays of bluebells and there are also wood anemones and stitchworts.
If you are lucky you may find a rare wild daffodil.
The woods are on quiet country roads and also there are fields with rights of way adjacent so you can construct a really good walk.
4.5 based on 587 reviews
TOFT is a luxury British craft brand specialising in beginner knitting and crochet kits. Now internationally renowned for easy-to-follow design-led patterns, TOFT Studio in Warwickshire is where the story all started. Alongside a shop offering the full range of TOFT products with on-hand experts to help you choose your next project, we host a busy programme of crochet and knitting workshops throughout the year, suitable for all skill levels including absolute beginners. All workshops include award-winning cakes and barista-made drinks which are also available to Studio visitors 7 days a week 10am-4pm. Please phone or book online.
A wonderful workshop with lots of lovely helpers catering for all levels of experience. The design of the workbench enabled the helper and group to interact. Relaxing atmosphere, a wide choice of animals to crochet, beautiful wool, tea and cake. What more could I ask? I will be going again.
4.5 based on 10 reviews
This is a delightful little pocket park. There are a couple of ponds here, a bog garden, a bird hide, and plenty of other mini attractions. It`s nice to walk along the stream here, or just to sit and relax in the picnic area. There`s plenty of open space too, and my young son likes to come here and burn off some energy!
4 based on 14 reviews
Visited following a recommendation but found the farm to be very tatty and run down and thought it rather cruel to keep lambs separated from their mothers with no water nearby! Felt like a money making scheme with not a lot of care or thought for the poor lambs, wouldn't recommend.
4.5 based on 205 reviews
Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry with circular, way marked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands, meadows and close to the Reservoir with wheelchair accessible bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. With its large Reservoir where you can feed the ducks, adventure playground, numerous picnic spots, nature trail and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.
park in pub/Tesco opposite parking than free.parking at the country park expensive yes it goes back to park.be aware of water can get algie in bad for dogs.allso watch the farm animals not all secure to let dogs run free.being applied with house building
4 based on 7 reviews
Well worth a visit - old WW1 ordnance depot.
Nearly all the original buildings are still standing and these are occupied by a variety of businesses including a great antiques complex.
Snacks and drinks are available at the book shop area.
The disused arm of the canal is now a haven for wildlife and is very attractive.
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