Silverstone is a medium sized village in Northamptonshire, England. Other towns within Northamptonshire include Brackley, Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Oundle, Rushden, Daventry, Towcester and Wellingborough.
- Brackley is an ancient market town based on wool and lace trade, close to the Northamptonshire border with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
- The sweeping High Street, 18th century town hall and piazza are the focal point for Brackley’s many annual festivals, weekly market and monthly farmers’ market.
- South of the town is the St. James lake.
- Corby is a town in Northamptonshire, England.
- Mesolithic and Neolithic artefacts and human remains dating to the Bronze Age have been found in the area surrounding Corby.
- Corby is the only town in England apart from London with two Church of Scotland churches.
- A large town in north Northamptonshire, Kettering owes much of its heritage and growth to the arrival of the railway during the mid 1800s.
- Main attractions and landmarks in Kettering include:
- Wicksteed Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, offers gardens, an aviary, lake, shops and rides (including train, rollercoaster & swinging ship).
- Manor House Museum details much of the town’s history including its rapid growth during the Victorian period.
- Present-day Northampton is the latest in a series of settlements that began in the Bronze Age.
- Main attractions and landmarks in Northampton include:
- Guildhall: A classic neo-gothic styled building built in 1861.
- Northampton Museum and Art Gallery: A collection of artifacts from Northampton’s past with particular homage to the shoe industry that caused the town to first boom.
- The Express Lifts Tower in St James: The National Lift Tower is a lift testing tower built by the Express Lift Company. It is the only such tower in the UK, and one of only two in Europe.
- Abington Park Museum: It features artifacts relevant to both the town’s history and its place at the center of the leather industry.
- 78 Derngate: The only house outside of Scotland to be designed by world-famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The House has been beautifully restored and is now a museum.
- Northampton Market: Northampton's market square is one of Britain's largest and most historic and dates back to 1235.
- The Holy Sepulchre: Northampton's oldest standing building is one of the largest and best-preserved round churches in England.
- Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire, with its ancient buildings, intriguing alleyways, ancient inns and one of the finest churches in the Midlands.
- The beautiful church of St. Peters is a combination of early English, decorated, and perpendicular styles.
- Another landmark and amongst the oldest buildings in this area is the Talbot Hotel, constructed of timber and rebuilt with stone from the ruins of nearby Fotheringhay Castle.
- Rushden is a town and civil parish located in a small valley, with a stream or brook known as Sidney Brook flowing through the centre of the town.
- The former Rushden railway station is now owned by the Rushden Historical Transport Society, which operates a museum and real ale bar.
- The town of Daventry is known for its historic market centre and on the edge of this town centre is the popular Daventry Country Park and Reservoir.
- There are 74 buildings or groups of buildings in the centre of Daventry that are on the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, among them is the Holy Cross Church.
- Borough Hill, situated to the east of Daventry, is capped with a layer of Jurassic sandstone and owes its shape to the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age.
- One of the largest ancient hill forts in the country, there is also evidence of Roman and Saxon activity, of which some of these discoveries can be seen in the British Museum in London.
- Once a thriving coaching route along the ancient Roman road of Watling Street, today Towcester is a flourishing and vibrant market town.
- Situated within Towcester’s conservation area and covering 30 acres, Moat Lane includes a number of listed buildings, a scheduled ancient monument and parkland. At its heart is the restoration of Bury Mount, the site of a 12th century motte and bailey castle.
- The Towcester Museum traces 5,000 years of Towcester’s history.
- Wellingborough is a market town and borough situated on the north side of the River Nene.
- All Hallows Church is the oldest existing building in Wellingborough and dates from c. 1160.
- The Wellingborough Museum is housed within the historic Dulley's Baths building and has 40,000 catalogued items, spanning over two million years of history, all relating to Wellingborough and the surrounding villages.