Sunday, 26 January 2020

Houghton House & Ampthill Great Park

Today we ventured out of Northamptonshire to visit Houghton House.  This is an English Heritage site and free to enter.  It is the shell of a 17th century mansion and has stunning views of the countryside.


There are no facilities and really its just a lovely spot to wander.  You could obviously take a picnic in warmer months although note there are no benches.  You can walk into town following a 1 mile track.  There is a small free car park enough room for approximately 4 cars. The address is Hazelwood Road, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2EZ


Houghton House

Houghton House

Houghton House

As Houghton House is a quick activity we combined it with a trip to Ampthill Great Park which was close by. A good large spaced out but enclosed children's play area, 3 signposted walks, cafĂ© (open 9.30am to 5pm), tennis courts (free use for 30 mins) and free parking.  A really lovely place to visit. The park is off Woburn Road near the Parkside Community Hall and has 2 car parks. The park also hosts cricket, football, fishing and has a 3 day festival each year.  I can see why Ampthill Great Park is so popular with locals and won a Green Flag award.


Ampthill Great Park

Ampthill Great Park

Ampthill Great Park

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