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Five reasons to visit Fawsley Hall

Part of the Handpicked Hotels collection, Fawsley Hall is something of a hidden gem in Northamptonshire and close to the prestigious Blenheim Palace. So, if we haven’t sold it to you already, here are five reasons to visit…

The architecture:

This grand building with its high ceilings and original features make you feel like the Lady of the Manor the moment you walk in. It’s something Sleeping Beauty would be proud of - full fairytale mode at the ready.

The location:

What’s not to love about gardens that drift between neat lawns and rural parkland? It’s peaceful, beautiful, and really sets the mood for that total relaxation that we all crave.

Things to do:

Continuing the grand theme of big houses and smart surroundings, Blenheim Palace and Althrop House (family home of Princess Diana) are nearby - perfect for a day of nosing around how the other half live and doing your very best Duchess of Marlborough impression in the process.


Within the grounds or venturing out into the wider countryside, there is plenty of beautiful space to get out and explore on foot. So whether it’s wellies and waterproofs or shorts and flip-flops, it’s always worth exploring!

The history:

As you might have guessed from the architecture, Fawsley Hall has a pretty special history to go with it. Dating back to the 7th century it has hosted royals and aristocrats including Elizabeth I. It’s had rather a lot of renovation since then, but if it was good enough for her without the pool, just imagine what she would think now!?

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