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What can be seen in Northamptonshire from above?

There’s never a dull flight when taking a hot air balloon ride over Northamptonshire. This county in the East Midlands is home to many landmarks that are great to look at from above, including Silverstone motor racing circuit and Northampton Cathedral. However, what other fascinating landmarks can be seen from the skies of Northamptonshire?

Castle Ashby

In flying distance of Northamptonshire balloon flights is the village of Castle Ashby. This little community is always a great sight for balloonists, as it is home to Castle Ashby House. This glorious building is a manor that has stood for many centuries. Its current structure was built between 1574 and 1600, but the original building was licensed back in 1306. The estate also has many beautiful gardens, which draw visitors all year round and can be seen for miles from above.


Prestigious Althorp is a location of interest for many people who visit this region. It is a Grade I-listed stately home and estate, which was home to Princess Diana before her marriage to Prince Charles. The holdings cover about 13,000 acres of land, which is located six miles northwest of Northampton. If the wind is blowing in the right direction, you may be lucky enough to find yourself floating over this stunning building and its grounds.

Nene Valley

The picturesque Nene Valley is located in Northamptonshire and offers balloonists some breath-taking views. The River Nene runs through the valley, which is full of lakes, woodland areas and open fields, making for a perfect backdrop as you are casually drifting through the skies. The Nene Valley is often a highlight of many people’s trips and encourages them to visit the area again. Northamptonshire offers a lot of landmarks and points of interest that can be enjoyed from above, with a hot air balloon ride in this area being the perfect way to explore them.

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