Northamptonshire is a picturesque county in the East Midlands of England and is equidistant to the capital city of London in the south and the vibrant destination of Birmingham to the north-west. The region is typified by traditional villages, stately country homes and beautiful gardens, a perfect example of rural England. The tiny hamlet of Silverstone is situated to the south of Northampton and is well known as the home of British motorsport, with the famous Silverstone Circuit just 0.5 kilometres from the village. Northamptonshire offers plenty of things to do for all ages. Visit Wicksteed Park which has over 40 rides and attractions, wander through the grounds of Rockingham Castle or experience railways from a bygone era at the Northampton & Lamport Railway.