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Things to do in Braunston, Daventry and Rugby.

It’s the countryside retreats, the prestigious stately homes and gardens, historic market towns and pretty villages that give Northamptonshire its shine, and we’d be delighted to welcome you here.

Braunston – The quintessential English village

The nearby village of Braunston is a charming canal-side village that boasts the country’s busiest canal junction at Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal and has the beautiful All Saints’ Church, affectionately known as the ‘Cathedral of the Canals’. From Bragborough Hall you’re within walking distance of Braunston Marina where the narrow boats meet.

Top tip: Pair a pint at the Admiral Nelson Pub

Waterside pubs are a great link to the past and the Admiral Nelson Pub is one of the best. A short stroll from Bragborough Hall takes you to the Grand Union Canal towpath where you’ll find the pub near the Braunston tunnel. Inside, families and the occasional dog relax and warm up in front of the welcoming log fire. There’s an excellent selection of local beers and traditional pub food if you’re hungry. Pair a pint with an afternoon watching the colourful visiting canal boats.

Visit Daventry and a Green Flag Park

The market town of Daventry still boasts a twice weekly market with plenty of local, fresh produce and products and where you can grab a bargain too. Daventry is also home to several popular artisan cafes and delis including The Foundry, Bread and Circus, Evergreen Art Café, and the Sheaf Street Health Store and Café.
For one of Northamptonshire’s best parks, head to Daventry Country Park for its reservoir, wildlife and vast green space. Only a 5 minute drive from us and with plenty of opportunity for activities like running (including the weekly Park Run held every Saturday morning), cycling, fishing and with a playpark for children, there is lots to see and do for everyone.

Rugby

Just over the county border in Warwickshire is the market town of Rugby. Art lovers can visit the Rugby Art Gallery, and fans of the sport, which started at the town’s historic Rugby School, can visit the adjunct World Rugby Hall of Fame – a new state-of-the-art museum exhibiting the game’s history and greatest moments.
Rugby Theatre hosts ten productions a year, including classical drama, modern plays and mainstream musicals. Shows there are fun and intimate, with local volunteers the stars of the shows.

There are lots of cosy pubs in the town centre; a few of them have live music and open-mic nights, too, if you fancy a livelier evening. If you’re feeling peckish, then Rugby isn’t short of high street restaurants and independent eateries serving new and exciting breakfasts, brunch, lunch and dinners as well as traditional favourites.

Good to know

Silverstone Circuit: The world-famous F1 Grand Prix circuit and 2019 could be the last one. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay near Silverstone, make a pit stop with us because we’re only a 25-minute drive away on the A5 and A45.

Historic Places & Gardens

Canons Ashby

AlthorpHouse

Althorp House

Warwick Castle

Lamport Hall

Upton House

Castle Ashby

Stratford-upon-Avon

Packwood House

Gardens

Coton Manor

Stowe Gardens

Activities & Days Out

Silverstone

Outdoor karting

Indoor Skiing

Braunston Marina

Fly Fishing - Draycote

Birding - Northants

Birding - Rutland Water

Birding - Draycote

Birding - Brandon Marsh

Family Days Out

Stanwick Lakes

Riverside Hub

Mini Meadows Farm

Shopping

Heart Of The Shires

Brackley Antiques Centre