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9. Oundle

Top 10 ten places to visit in the Midlands - Northamptonshire


Arguably Northamptonshire's prettiest town, pocket sized Oundle slopes up gently from the River Nene, its congregation of old limestone houses zeroing in on the congenial Market Place. Preserving much of its medieval layout, Oundle boasts some of the finest 17th and 18th century streetscapes in the Midlands, and is a suitably exclusive setting for one of England's better know private schools.

Above all it's the general appearance of the place that appeals rather than anything in particular, the exception being the parish church of St Peter, whose magnificent 200 ft Decorated spire soars hihgh above the centre. 

The best place to stay is the 17th century Talbot Hotel on New Street, with 35 plush bedrooms. The hotel's oak staircase was brought here from Fotheringhay Castle, and is thought to be the one that Mary, Queen of Scots, walked down on her way to her execution. 

Oundle Tourist Information Centre Address:
The Tourist Information Centre Oundle
14 West Street
England, UK

Oundle Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Sunday 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Easter to August Bank Holiday).

Oundle Tourist Information Centre Admission:

T  +44 (0)1832 274333

F  01832 273326


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