Our new packaged tour of Northampton features a guided tour of impressive Shuttleworth and its collection of vintage aircraft and veteran vehicles, a visit to the famous Didcot Railway Centre and a trip to the new Silverstone Experience, which tells the fascinating stories and engineering innovation of the motor racing world. There's also the beautiful gardens at Stowe and an afternoon in Oxford. Buckle up and join us on our exhilarating journey!
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Northampton Marriott Hotel, Northampton

The Northampton Marriott Hotel provides modern, spacious amenities and is just a short distance from the Silverstone Race Circuit.

• TV • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities • Wi-Fi access • Air conditioning • Iron and ironing board • Safe • Phone • Restaurant • Seating areas • Bar • Leisure facilities include an swimming pool, sauna, Whirlpool and gym •

There is no lift but the majority of bedrooms are on the ground floor. Rooms with walk-in showers must be confirmed at time of booking.

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • Entrance to the Shuttleworth Collection - Secret War & The Lysander tour

  • Entrance to The Silverstone Experience with Cream Tea

  • Entrance to Stowe Gardens

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for welcome drinks.

Day 2

Shuttleworth Collection
We spend today at Shuttleworth where we enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Shuttleworth Collection of aircraft and vehicles. The Collection opened to the public in 1963 and contains vintage aircraft, veteran vehicles, classic motorcycles, veteran bicycles and agricultural exhibits. Housed in six large hangars, Shuttleworth is home to a fascinating living, working collection of transport history. Adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the Collection is the Swiss Garden which recreates landscapes in a picturesque alpine style. Peaceful and tranquil, the garden is a delight to explore, featuring 13 listed structures, a woodland sculpture trail and a resident peacock.

Day 3

The Silverstone Experience & Stowe Gardens
This morning, we make our way to the famous Silverstone Race Circuit and its new attraction, The Silverstone Experience. Housed within the only remaining Second World War Wellington Bomber hangar at the entrance to Silverstone, the exhibition features state of the art interactive displays telling the fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation. We enjoy a cream tea at Silverstone before we make our way to the beautiful gardens at Stowe, the scale and beauty of which have attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape reflecting the changing seasons for you to explore before we head back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 4

Didcot Railway Centre & Oxford
We spend this morning at the famous Didcot Railway Centre, the living museum of the Great Western Railway. See the largest collection of locomotives from any one railway company, anywhere in the world, learn how signalling has developed since the earliest days of the railways in the new Signalling Centre, see the turntable, visit the 1932 Engine Shed and enjoy a ride on one of the locomotives (locomotive running roster is subject to change). We spend the afternoon in Oxford, with time at leisure to explore this famous city of dreaming spires and world-famous attractions.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

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