historic sites

 

  • Built during the reign of King Henry III by Berenger Le Moyne this elegant, large rectangular castle was encased by a high curtain wall flanked by huge two storey towers, its walls being...
  • In July 1469, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, better known as the 'Kingmaker', one time mentor of Edward IV rebelled against his protege. An army led by the mysterious 'Robin of Redesdale...
  • The Battle of Naseby fought in June 1645 was one of the seminal moments in English history. It was an overwhelming victory for Parliament and the King’s principal army was eliminated....
  • On 3 April 1264. King Henry III, his son Prince Edward (later King Edward I) assembled an army and left Oxford marching towards Northampton. At their head, Henry’s dragon banner with...
  • The battle was the first major engagement in what is now known as the Wars of the Roses. The battle is of national importance because it was the only time during the wars that a fortified...
  • In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby in Nottinghamshire. The grief-stricken king ordered the building of 12 elegant crosses...
  • The Grand Union Canal is the UK’s longest canal. From London, this canal travels through Northamptonshire and Warwickshire into the suburbs of Birmingham. Heavily locked with 17 single...
  • The Hardingstone Eleanor Cross sits beside a busy road in an attractive suburb of Northampton, and is part of an old love story. The Hardingstone Eleanor Cross is one of 12 elegant crosses...
  • Once a very important castle, Northampton Castle had a substantial defence as it was surrounded by a huge wall and on its side was an extension of the river Nene. The castle was first...
  • You may be surprised to learn that Northampton was once the home to only the third university in the country – but it was shut down by King Henry III because of fears it would cause...
  • Harringworth Viaduct, also known as Welland Viaduct crosses the valley of the River Welland between Harringworth in Northamptonshire and Seaton in Rutland. Over one kilometre long, completed...

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