Northamptonshire. Where knowledge, innovation and productivity meet. A thriving business region with a strong and prosperous economy bolstered by a highly skilled and rapidly growing workforce. Its central location is served by the best infrastructure and communications links in the country. We're at the beating heart of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (O2C), recognised internationally as Europe's premier high-tech region, and an area dedicated to knowledge-based business development through both generation and commercialisation Northamptonshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Miles of cycle path follow the landscape of the Brampton Valley Way. Rockingham Castle perches on its hilltop with views stretching to Rutland Water. Stately homes and ancestral seats, including that of the Spencer family at Althorp, are all part of the local heritage. A popular destination for both leisure and business visitors, Northamptonshire has excellent leisure facilities with great shops, restaurants, theatres and cinemas, health clubs and spas, and a thriving nightlife for anyone with the energy. The network of canals that interweave the county are perfect for exploring, with cruisers able to stop to sample the hospitality of the old navigational inns along the way. Local sporting highlights include international venues at Silverstone and Rockingham motor racing circuits, the revered Saints rugby team, football league teams and first class county cricket. Enjoy spectacular golf courses, equestrian and country pursuits, and excellent watersports centres. Open countryside, beautiful parks, superb leisure facilities, motorsport, a lively nightlife culture. Northamptonshire is a place for everyone.