A visit to Northamptonshire's many churches will also take you through some of our loveliest small towns and villages.
In keeping with the fashion of the time, many churches were built throughout the 14th and 15th centuries, helped by the excellent availability of local building stone throughout the county.
All our churches have their own special features, history and unique stories, and the following accolades have been bestowed among some places of worship.
- Built in 680, All Saint's Church in Brixworth is one of the finest and largest built Anglo Saxon churches in England.
- St Peter's Church in Oundle has the tallest spire in the county, standing a magnificent 210 feet high.
- Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Northampton is known to be the largest and best preserved round church in the country.
- Holy Trinity in Rothwell, one of largest medieval churches in the country and regarded as one of the finest, there is one of only two bone crypts in England located here.
- St Mary's of Great Brington, a beautiful church with fine pew ends, with a tomb of one of George Washington's ancestors and the Spencer chapel where generations of the Spencer family are buried.
Whether you choose to visit our churches to appreciate the architecture, history or genealogy, or just to discover a place of quiet meditation, you will be sure to leave blessed with a spirit of peace and calm.