On the Right Track in Northampton

Our new packaged tour of Northampton features fantastic planes, trains and automobiles. We feature a guided tour of impressive Shuttleworth and its collection of vintage aircraft and veteran vehicles, a visit to the famous Didcot Railway Centre and a trip to the new Silverstone Experience, which tells the fascinating stories and engineering innovation of the motor racing world. We also feature the beautiful gardens at Stowe and an afternoon in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires. Buckle up and join us on our exhilarating journey!

Click Here for the The Silverstone Experience Trailer
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Shuttleworth
We spend today at Shuttleworth where we enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Shuttleworth Collection of aircraft and vehicles. The Collection opened to the public in 1963 and contains vintage aircraft, veteran vehicles, classic motorcycles, veteran bicycles and agricultural exhibits. Housed in six large hangars, Shuttleworth is home to a fascinating living, working collection of transport history. Adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the Collection is the Swiss Garden which recreates landscapes in a picturesque alpine style. Peaceful and tranquil, the garden is a delight to explore, featuring 13 listed structures, a woodland sculpture trail and a resident peacock.

Day 3 The Silverstone Experience & Stowe (NT)
This morning, we make our way to the famous Silverstone Race Circuit and its new attraction, The Silverstone Experience. Housed within the only remaining Second World War Wellington Bomber hangar at the entrance to Silverstone, the exhibition features state of the art interactive displays telling the fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation. Our visit will end with the thrill of speeding around Silverstone alongside racing heroes in an immersive show “The Ultimate Lap of Silverstone” with commentary by Murray Walker. Subject to availability, we also visit the Heritage Track Trail to explore a retired section of the Grand Prix circuit and see what’s racing around the track that day. In the afternoon, we enjoy a relaxing visit to the beautiful gardens at Stowe, the scale and beauty of which have attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape reflecting the changing seasons.

Day 4 Didcot Railway Centre & Oxford
We spend this morning at the famous Didcot Railway Centre, the living museum of the Great Western Railway. See the largest collection of locomotives from any one railway company, anywhere in the world, learn how signalling has developed since the earliest days of the railways in the new Signalling Centre, see the turntable, visit the 1932 Engine Shed and enjoy a ride on one of the locomotives (locomotive running roster is subject to change). We spend the afternoon in Oxford, with time at leisure to explore this famous city of dreaming spires and world-famous attractions.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Northampton Marriott Hotel

AAA+ Excellent Touring Location
The Northampton Marriott Hotel provides modern, spacious amenities and is just a short distance from the Silverstone Race Circuit, close to motorway connections. All 120 modern bedrooms are well decorated and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but the majority of bedrooms are on the ground floor. The restaurant is spacious and light whilst the bar offers comfortable seating and views over the garden and outdoor terrace. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath and gym.

Northampton Marriott Hotel

4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £265pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £72
Based on Thursday Arrivals 

Dates available

• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Shuttleworth
• Entrance to The Silverstone Experience
• Entrance to Stowe
• Entrance to Didcot Railway Centre
Call to tailor this tour 01732 879191
Click to get a quote Request a call back

Prices starting from...

£265 for 5 days

» view pricing & inclusions