Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
Cottesbrooke is a wonderful Queen Anne house dating from 1702, set in delightful award winning gardens in rural Northamptonshire. The Hall is a near-perfect example of Queen Anne architecture located in a large parkland setting with wide views across the local countryside. It is home to the Woolavington Collection, one of the most extensive collections of sporting paintings in the world.
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Attractions Near Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
Brampton Valley Way
3.39km from Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile rail-trail built on the way of the former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway in Northamptonshire. There are 14 miles of the park to explore, with woodland spinneys, traditional hedgerows, and ancient meadows throughout. One of the beautiful trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time in the middle of nature.
Coton Manor Garden
4.34km from Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
This beautiful garden at Coton Manor occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. The 10 acre garden has luxuriant borders that will delight the plant enthusiast while everyone will enjoy the garden’s charm and special atmosphere, with colour and interest throughout the seasons. Beyond the garden is a magical five acre bluebell wood and a wildflower meadow.
All Saints' Church, Brixworth
4.64km from Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
All Saints Church in Brixworth is the largest Saxon church in England, indeed it is probably the largest Anglo-Saxon building of any kind. It was founded around AD 680 by monks from Peterborough, and unlike some early churches, has retained much of its Saxon architecture. It is the largest English church that remains substantially as it was in the Anglo-Saxon era. It was designated as a Grade I listed building in 1954.
4.81km from Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
A beautiful eighteenth century house with a park and nineteenth-century garden, on the site of a seventeenth-century house and garden. There is an 'Italian garden', made by Sir Charles Isham, with a large rockery. The Hall contains an outstanding collection of books paintings and furniture. The building includes The High Room with a magnificent ceiling by William Smith.
Brixworth Country Park
6.22km from Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
Brixworth Country Park is a national showpiece for an accessible countryside. This small yet perfectly-formed park offers great possibilities if you want to picnic, walk, push or cycle in woodland, meadow and stunning reservoir surroundings. There is also a small privately run cycle shop which hires out bikes for people who would like to cycle around Pitsford Reservoir. The park is run by Northamptonshire County Council.
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Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".