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Guilsborough sits at the centre of a collection of rural village between the towns of Northampton, Rugby, Market Harborough and Daventry. The village is easily accessible from the M6 and M1, via the A14. Guilsborough is known for the tale of the 'Guilsborough Witches'. Although there is some uncertainty as to the actual events of this tale, due to small discrepancies in different versions, records show that it is based on actual events. The story tells of Mother Roades, an elderly witch living in nearby Ravensthorpe. She was to be arrested and tried, but died before she could be brought to trial. Just before her death she told of her friends riding out to see her and that they would meet again before the month was out. Her friends were then apparently arrested riding from Guilsborough to Ravensthorpe on the back of a sow. Records are not complete, but they do show that at least some of them were hanged for crimes of witchcraft and sorcery. There is a commemorative plaque in the village from the millennium year that depicts the witches flying over the Grammar School on the back of a sow. A tapestry in the village hall also features three witches riding on a sow. Refreshment can be found at The Ward Arms, whilst accommodation can be found at Guilsborough Lodge, which was built at the end of the 19th century.


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Coton Lodge (0.58 miles)

Coton Lodge

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Coton Lodge has been described as one of Northamptonshires best kept gardening secrets.With breathtaking views, the gardens surrounding the 19th century mellow brick farmhouse are ... More

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Highgate House (2.25 miles)

Highgate House

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Highgate House is a striking country mansion in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Creaton. Originally a coaching inn, it has evolved over the years into a superb venue for all ... More

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Shepherds Row (2.89 miles)

Shepherds Row
Shepherds Row is situated in the attractive Northamptonshire village of West Haddon on the A428. Approximately 4 miles from Junction 18 of the M1, we are also close to the A14/M6 interchange and the A5. ... More | visit website
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Broomhill Hotel (3.13 miles)

Broomhill Hotel

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Uniquely set in its own grounds of 16 acres of parkland, Broomhill overlooks some of Northamptonshires most beautiful countryside, offering fantastic A La Carte dining together with Table d'Hote and ... More

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Murcott Mill Farmhouse (4.75 miles)

Murcott Mill Farmhouse
Murcott Mill is a wonderful Georgian Mill house, close to a tributary of the Nene River. The house has been in the family of the owners since it was originally built to mill grain in ... More | visit website
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The Stags Head (5.18 miles)

The Stags Head

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A public house has occupied this site since 1766 (it was formerly named 'The Goat') and is now under new management.Recently refurbished to a high standard, The Stags Head Public ... More

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Days Inn Watford Gap (5.68 miles)

Days Inn Watford Gap
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Holiday Inn Rugby Northampton M1 (5.70 miles)

Holiday Inn Rugby Northampton M1

The Holiday Inn Rugby / Northampton hotel can be found a 15 minute drive to the east of Rugby in the pleasant village of Crick. Due to its ideal location, the Rugby hotel boasts great views ... More | visit website

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Sedgebrook Hall (5.86 miles)

Sedgebrook Hall
In 13 acres of beautiful, peaceful grounds, Sedgebrook Hall is situated in the pretty village of Chapel Brampton. It has an indoor pool, a gym and modern en suite rooms. Sedgebrook Hall is a country house ... More | visit website
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Ibis Rugby East (6.44 miles)

Ibis Rugby East

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The Ibis Rugby East hotel is located in the centre of England, easily accessible from the M1 motorway and close to the Convention Centre, the Exhibition Centre, Althorp House and ... More

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