Short Break in Towcester

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One Night British Inn Stay with Breakfast For 2

  • One night stay - Sunday - Friday
  • Two night stays - 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • British hotel or Inn
  • Comfortable double or twin room


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About Towcester

Towcester, a market town with deep historical roots nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside, offers visitors a blend of ancient heritage and modern leisure. This town, which traces its origins back to Roman times, is a picturesque destination for those seeking a tranquil weekend break amidst the beauty of the English countryside, coupled with the intrigue of exploring England's rich past.

As you enter Towcester, the weight of history is palpable. The town’s Roman heritage is most vividly captured at the Towcester Museum, where visitors can delve into the town's ancient past, exploring artifacts and learning about its significance as a Roman settlement. The museum, though modest in size, provides a comprehensive overview of Towcester's evolution from Roman times through the medieval period to the present day, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those who once walked its streets.

Not far from the historical narratives of the museum, Towcester's natural beauty unfolds along the banks of the River Tove. The Towcester Watermeadows offer a scenic escape into nature, with paths meandering through lush landscapes, providing a peaceful setting for walking, bird watching, and simply soaking in the tranquillity of the countryside. This area, rich in wildlife and natural beauty, underscores the town's commitment to preserving its environment and offering spaces where visitors and locals alike can connect with nature.

Another hallmark of Towcester’s leisure offerings is the Towcester Racecourse, known for its horse racing events. The racecourse, set in the stunning Northamptonshire countryside, offers an exhilarating day out for enthusiasts and novices alike. Beyond racing, the venue hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including music concerts and family fun days, making it a central hub of entertainment in the town.

For those interested in architecture and history, a visit to St Lawrence Church is a must. This historic church, with parts dating back to the 12th century, stands as a testament to Towcester's architectural heritage. Its beautiful interior and peaceful churchyard offer moments of reflection and a chance to admire the craftsmanship of bygone eras. The church is not just a relic of the past; it remains at the heart of the community, hosting concerts, exhibitions, and services that bring together residents and visitors.

Towcester's high street reflects the charm of a traditional English market town, with independent shops, cafes, and pubs lining its path. Shopping in Towcester is a delightful experience, offering a variety of goods from local produce and handmade crafts to antiques and boutique fashion. The town's eateries and pubs provide warm, welcoming spaces to enjoy local cuisine, traditional ales, and the chance to mingle with friendly locals.

For those looking to explore beyond the town itself, Towcester serves as an excellent base for visiting nearby attractions. The stunning landscapes of the Northamptonshire countryside, with its rolling hills and quaint villages, invite exploration. Notable sites within easy reach include Silverstone Circuit, famous for its British Grand Prix motor racing, and the historic estates of Althorp House and Stowe, offering insights into England's aristocratic past and breath taking gardens.

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