Higham Ferrers is a fascinating medieval market town with its 12th century church, Chantry Chapel and Bede House; the ruins of Chichele College date back to 1422 and the Square is a collection of historic buildings, none of which is younger than 250 years. It has the feeling of being a special place.
Higham Ferrers boasts a Farmer’s Market on the last Saturday of the month – over 25 producers from within 30 miles come to present their quality foods, flowers and drinks. In December, the market is held on the last Saturday before Christmas.
Appreciate Art at Chichele College in Higham Ferrers, and enjoy quality bars, restaurants and shops in this beautiful part of the county.
Discover the countryside of East Northamptonshire by visiting one of our local country parks:
Chichele College with medieval Cloister Garden, Stanwick Lakes, Irchester Country Park, Rockingham Forest, Barnwell Country Park, Titchmarsh Nature Reserve, Castle Ashby, or visit the National Trust’s Lyveden New Bield, the Triangular Lodge at Rushton, or Apethorpe Hall, both of which are part of the English Heritage portfolio.
There are also six Pocket Parks within five miles of Higham Ferrers.
Visit the site of Fotheringhay Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held prior to her execution.
Northamptonshire is the county of Spires and Squires, and there are many churches and classic old houses to visit within a 20 mile radius of The Old House.
Higham Ferrers has many medieval and ancient buildings and we will be pleased to provide you with local information as you set out to explore.
Town Museums are to be found in Rushden, Oundle and Wellingborough, and at certain times, the Rushden Historical Transport Museum is open for a peek at transport through the ages.
There are many world famous gardens in the county of Northamptonshire, including Coton Manor and Kelmarsh Hall.
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