Staycations in the UK are great - until it rains! But fear not, our Northampton hotel has you covered (pun intended) with our top rainy day ideas!
From July to September, this grand estate is open to the public for tours. Being as exclusive as it is - this is one of the many reasons this is first on our list! If the clouds lighten up, you’re able to wander to the oval lake to pay respects to the late Princess Diana, as her final resting place is right here in the scenic, well-kept grounds Althorp House is set in.
Have you heard the name Charles Rennie Mackintosh? The artist solely responsible for the entire Art Nouveau movement? Well, he designed a house right here in Northampton, and as a bonus - it’s the only English house he ever designed! Now open to the public, 78 Derngate offers a beautiful array of culinary delights to suit every taste. Fabulous, darling!
Yes. A teeny tiny village dedicated to shopping! You’re home now! Duck and dive into the shops in the village to give yourself some well-earned retail therapy after all that time in lockdown! You can find some real treasures here.
Now it’s not a rainy day without a drink (or five)! So head on over to the Albion Brewery; the most unusual bar in town! Open from 12 pm every day, you’re able to sample the ciders, fine ales, lager and even the gin brewed in the actual brewery out back! At The Albion, every hour spells gin o’clock!
A great one for the kids! Teach them pieces of valuable history at the Abington Park Museum, but it doesn’t stop there! They’re also home to the Northamptonshire Regiment and Yeomanry gallery and have an expansive event calendar. Check it out when you book with us, there may be a perfect event for your staycation in Northampton!
We hope you enjoyed our top rainy day ideas in Northampton, it is England after all! When you come to visit us, why not take extra measures to make the most out of your staycation?
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We stopped here on the way back from Silverstone to use the hotel's rapid charger and have a bite to eat.
Really impressed with the reception staff, hotel cleanliness in the lobby and the quality of food.
We enjoyed our brief 40 minute stay here so much we are considering staying here in the future for when we fly in and out of luton - which we do very often!
Can recommend the fish and chips and the lasagne.
Driver Friendly hotel too - serve becks blue behind the bar.
Im a lady on my own travelling from Spain to UK, hotel staff were exceptional I got back late last night so i had to use the carpark at the back and it was dark so the receptionist walked with me to my car shed only been working there a week so thank you so much ,the man on reception was really kind ,polite and helpful ,I would recommend to any ladies travelling alone it feels safe and clean loved it ,I'm also gluten and lactose intolerant and they even had gluten free food brilliant thank you and I will be defiantly be back.
Pleasant and efficient reception. It was a Sunday evening, and the hotel was very quiet with few fellow guests. Our twin room was on the ground floor. There were two comfortable chairs, a workbench, two very small bedside tables, and a wardrobe. The bathroom had a walk in shower. All quite compact.
The bar/restaurant was in the open lobby style. We had a good evening meal there.
Breakfast had a good choice, well maintained by a very cheerful chef. Fried or poached eggs were made to order, which helped keep things fresh.
Very good value for money.
Just an overnight stay for a wedding at nearby Dodmoor Barn. Hotel easy to find of M1, clean and tidy, staff friendly, large rooms well fitted with every thing you need. Breakfast excellent with options for all.
Stayed here for one night. Rooms comfortable and Clean. We were able to check in earlier to get ready without any fuss. Great Breakfast included. Hotel near M1 so very convenient but in a countryside location.
This is one of the nicest Holiday Inn's I've stayed at - can hardly fault it at all!
Special mention to the man who checked us in on Saturday evening, and the man serving in the restaurant that night. Both offered some of the nicest hotel service I've ever known. The receptionist took time to tell us a bit about things in the local area, and helped us make sure we get the best out of our stay. The waiter/bar man made the meal really special. There was a slight delay preparing some of the food, but the way he handled the situation was perfect. The food was all very tasty too - I had the Club Sandwich, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All tasted delicious.
The room and the whole hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. Felt very welcoming. The car park is big and free, and there was plenty of spaces available.
So happy I booked a couple of stays here, so am really looking forward to coming back in a few weeks' time. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a great weekend.
Lots of parking spaces neat to hotel and offered FCO. The welcome / meet and greet was good. Nice bar and bar meal offerings. Room clean and in good decorative order. Wifi good and intuitive to connect to. Lots of access to power points in room. Location of hotel good, very useful for an early train ride from Milton Keynes to London. Communal areas in good order, all in all, left refreshed and happy. Easy to find on Google maps. Will visit again.
Went here with a friend for a chill out. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Close to the M1 but lovely and quiet.
Rooms were lovely and clean. Ordered room service and this was brought up on time. Well worth a visit. Close to other towns and not far from Silverstone.