One of the oldest inhabited places in Britain and home to a world-famous race track dedicated to the thrill of speed, Towcester is a vibrant mix of heritage and modernity. Relax and take a stroll down Towcester’s ancient streets and sample the regional delights this venerable old market town has to offer. Local Towcester hotels cater to all budgets and requirements whilst providing expert knowledge on how best to spend your stay.
Fast and furious
If you’re a Formula One fan, then you’ll love the legendary Silverstone racetrack - home of the British Grand Prix. For non-petrol heads, Silverstone is nevertheless a great day out to experience the ferocious elegance of some of the world’s fastest cars. Feel the full-throttle rush of life in the fast lane by racing in a single-seater car round the track.
If a more refined class of sports car is more to your liking, then you’ll enjoy the Porsche Experience Centre on the Silverstone circuit. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to burn some serious rubber in some of Porsche’s most iconic editions such as the 911 Carrera and the gorgeous Cayman GTS.
After all that turbo-charged excitement, a quieter pace of life can be appreciated on the Stoke Bruerne Canalside. A tranquil space, known for its serene atmosphere and pleasant walks, the canal is a lovely spot to lazily watch the narrow-boats glide past whilst you enjoy a drink in the sun.
Walk in the footsteps of history and follow the old Roman road that ran through the garrison fort of Lactodurum. The ancient highway of Watling Street that carried the goods, soldiers and wealth of Roman Britain to and from Rome is still in use today and goes by the name of the A5.
As a Roman military garrison, Towcester included a temple built by the soldiers on whose foundations the Church of St Lawrence (patron saint of the Roman Legions) now stands.
An exotic experience can be found among the blissful hills of the Northants countryside at the Catanger Llama farm. Take in the scenery on the highly recommended Llama trek. Taking you down the country lanes, bridleways and farm tracks, this is a unique way to see the sights. The farm has a great array of Llama wool products made on-site whilst kids will love playing with these gentle and inquisitive creatures.
Towcester boasts a range of independent and specialist shops with the Sponne Shopping Centre providing most of the retail opportunities. Nearby Northampton offers plenty of shopping venues with Milton Keynes’s The Centre also within reach.
Along with the Canal’s culinary treats, the Mills Brewery is a popular attraction which includes a working mill dating from 1794. Enjoy a great selection of beers made on-site with a tap room, tour and lovely garden space perfect for enjoying Towcester’s finest brews.
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