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Famous historic hostelry specialising in quality British food, real ales & fine wines. Set on the edge of the Althorp Estate in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside near Diana’s final resting place.
A listed stone and thatch coaching inn dating back to the 16th century. Situated on the Althorp Estate, this is probably the most famous coaching inn in the country. Not only famed for its prestigious charm and the quality of its eating and drinking, but also for the number of visitors from all around the world. Filmed by most of the world’s TV from Japan, Central Europe, USA and South America to Australia and Iceland; this famous inn has been the star of many a newsreel.
The coaching inn itself boasts low ceilings and oak beams throughout with flagstone floors and large open fireplaces with roaring log fires. There is an outside courtyard surrounded by stabling, a super cellar restaurant, beautifully enclosed flowered garden and ample parking.
In the surrounding countryside the rolling hills are dotted with small villages with cottages built mainly of Northamptonshire ironstone and thatch, most of which are listed and in conservation areas, reminiscent of the Cotswolds.
Built in the 17th century from local Northamptonshire stone our bar boasts original beams and wooden floors – a traditional village inn with character and charm (yes that is a working red telephone box in the corner). We are a privately owned and run free house with a selection of well kept real ales and lagers plus an extensive wine list.
The log burner offers a cosy feel to the bar in winter or you can sit outside in summer (if the opportunity presents itself) in the beer garden to take advantage of the views across the open fields. A great place to spend a lunchtime, evening or the whole weekend.
Althorp House (1 Mile)
Althorp is delighted to welcome visitors to explore the house, stroll through the park and relax in the beautiful gardens from 1st July - 30th August inclusive.
Start with a relaxing walk down a tree lined avenue to the house, enjoy the remodelled gardens and perhaps take the opportunity to reflect in the peaceful surroundings of the poignant Round Oval.
Explore nineteen rooms in the House, including some of the Spencer Family’s private apartments. Discover magnificent interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, paintings and photographs and ceramics - the result of one family’s uninterrupted occupation for over 500 years.
Be touched by the award winning exhibition, Diana: A Celebration. Reflect on the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Picnic in glorious surroundings in the grounds or enjoy excellent food and drink at reasonable prices in Althorp’s Café. Finally, browse through the carefully chosen mementoes in the Althorp Visitor Shop.
Holdenby House and Gardens (3 Miles)
Just across the Northamptonshire fields from Althorp lies Holdenby House, a stately home whose royal connections go back over 400 years.
Built by Sir Christopher Hatton to entertain Elizabeth I, it became the Palace of James I and the prison of his son, Charles I. Now a family home, the house is the splendid backdrop to a beautiful garden and Falconry Centre, where visitors can watch birds of prey soar over the scene of so much history.
Six miles from Northampton, Holdenby is a magnificent venue for corporate events and conferences, film and TV shoots and weddings. We also run an award-winning schools programme with projects on the Tudors, the Victorians and World War II.
Coton Manor Garden (5 Miles)
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Landscaped on different levels, it comprises a series of distinctive smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season, and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds. Beyond the confines of the garden, there is a magical five acre bluebell wood and a colourful wildflower meadow at its best in June & July.
As well as enjoying the garden, many visitors will want to explore the extensive nursery, take light lunches or teas from the Stableyard Café, or visit the garden shop. Garden courses complete the range of activities available at Coton.
Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (5 Miles)
A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.
The museum is open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 2pm - 5pm. Closed each Monday and all Bank Holidays.
Welcome to Campion School’s website. I hope you will find it useful and informative. The site hopes to give you a sense of what Campion is like as a school, Language College and a community. Campion is a Language College for students aged 11 – 18 and we offer a range of Languages to help our students become effective Global Citizens in today’s World.
The staff and Governors are very proud of its reputation for being a very popular and successful school in the local community. Campion is also a very happy school and our parents know that when their children come here they will be members of a strong, safe, caring community where everyone can be sure of support and encouragement at all times.
My desire is for Campion to be a school where individuals are highly valued, where care and concern for others is central to the work that we do. We expect our students to achieve their full potential and acquire skills which will help them become equipped for adult life. Anything is possible in Campion as we achieve “success through respect, skills, learning AND achievement.”
My aim as a Headteacher is quite simple – I want Campion to be the best school in the country! This will result in all our students receiving a better education here than they would anywhere else. This will be achieved by constantly ensuring we focus upon our central purpose of ‘improving the quality of the education we provide’ and ensure we all work together to that end.
Bob Clayton - Headteacher