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Visit Daventry

History, Heritage and Days Out

History, Heritage and Days Out

From Borough Hill's Roman roots to Daventry's medieval market, Naseby's decisive Civil War battlefield to Braunston's position at the heart of our industrial heritage, discover a District steeped in history.

Daventry Museum

Run by volunteers and housed within the offices of Daventry Town Council, Daventry Museum is free to visit and features a range of fascinating displays and exhibitions covering Daventry’s history and heritage.

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Northampton & Lamport Railway

This heritage railway runs for about 1 ½ miles along the Brampton Valley Way, offering train rides on Sundays and most Bank Holidays from March through to October, plus a café and a gift shop.

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Naseby Battlefield

Viewing platforms near Clipston and Naseby offer excellent views of this decisive English Civil War battlefield and feature interpretation boards allowing you to find out how the battle unfolded on 14 June 1645.

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Weedon Depot Visitor Centre

The Weedon Depot was built during the Napoleonic era to store equipment, ammunition and weapons for the British Army and remained in use until the 1960s. The site is now under private ownership and its Visitor Centre tells the story of the site’s heritage.

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Wondeful waterways

A 32-mile stretch of the Grand Union and Oxford Canal running through Daventry District is designated as a conservation area, offering fantastic walks with wildlife to spot, historic bridges and buildings to look out for, and brightly coloured boats to watch.

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Borough Hill

An imposing feature in the eastern side of Daventry, Borough Hill is steeped in history, from its Iron Age hill forts to its Roman villa and its more recent role as home to the BBC’s World Service broadcasts. Today the hill is maintained as a country park.

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