Fotheringhay Church in Northamptonshire
Explore Northamptonshire, a division of Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited is responsible for promoting tourism in the county. Established in 2004, Explore Northamptonshire’s main objectives are to coordinate and drive marketing activity, promoting Northamptonshire as a great destination for leisure and short breaks and the ideal venue for major events and business conferences.
Tourism is already a major economic force in Northamptonshire attracting 19 million visitors each year, injecting £762 million into the local economy and supporting over 20,000 jobs.
For more information on the value and economic impact of tourism in Northamptonshire visit intelligence and insight.
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Thatch and stone cottages, village greens and traditional pubs, stately homes and meandering canals. It’s all on tap in Northamptonshire – right in the very heart of England.
・ For a once in a lifetime opportunity, visitors can choose their wheels and screech off around the circuit at Silverstone.
・ Visit the ancestral home of the Spencer family and final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales at Althorp.
・ Enjoy Northamptonshire’s elegant and luxurious accommodation at the magnificent Fawsley Hall or succumb to some pampering at the spa resort at Whittlebury Hall.
Key visitor attractions:
・ Althorp - resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales
・ Silverstone – home to British Formula 1
・ Rockingham Castle – a castle built by William the Conqueror overlooking the Welland Valley
For further information on Northamptonshire visit www.explorenorthamptonshire.co.uk
East Midlands Tourism, emda's tourism arm, has produced a Handbook for Tourism Development, which looks at the key lessons learnt over the past seven years, since the introduction of the region's tourism strategy, Destination East Midlands.
East Midlands’ tourism businesses
celebrate national awards success
4th May 2011
East Midlands Tourism Strategy (PDF)
East Midlands Strategic Plan 08-11 (PDF)
Let's talk growth and survival (PDF)
Key Documents →
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Find out who the winners of the 2010 East Midlands Toursim Enjoy England Excellence Awards are
New Olympic Inspired Images
Three new images have been added to EMT's portfolio of Olympic inspired images. The images feature local athletes performing their chosen sport at a number of the regions tourist attractions.
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