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Fotheringhay Castle Site
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County - Northamptonshire | Map
Tel code: 01536 | code search
Postcode: PE8 | code search
Population: 150
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The village of Fotheringay lies about four miles to the north of the market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire. It was once home to Fotheringay Castle, which is now in ruins. Originally built as a Norman Motte castle by Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Northampton around 1100, it is famous for being the scene of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587. Little remains of the castle at Fotheringay but the earthworks and a pile of masonry. The Talbot Hotel at nearby Oundle was built using some of the materials from Fotheringay Castle. Notably, the Elizabethan hotel has an oak staircase taken from Fotheringay Castle that Mary walked down on her way to her execution. If you look closely at the staircase there are markings said to have been made by the rings on Mary's fingers as she gripped tightly on the rail on her way down for the last time. The castle also inspired the naming of the band Fotheringay, formed by Sandy Denny after her departure from Fairport Convention. Fotheringay was also the name of a Fairport Convention track released prior to Sandy's departure from the band. This track was inspired by Fotheringay Castle.

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Fairlands B&B (1.70 miles)

Fairlands B&B
Ann and John welcome you to their beautiful family home Fairlands - a Grade 2 listed, traditional Northamptonshire farmhouse with a wealth of character - oak beams, inglenook fireplace, delightful mature gardens and safe off ... More | visit website
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The Queens Head Inn & Restaurant (1.94 miles)

The Queens Head Inn & Restaurant

A warm welcome and traditional hospitality greets visitors to the Queens Head Inn and Restaurant situated on the banks of the River Nene in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Nassington, near to Peterborough Stamford and ... More | visit website

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Sibson Inn Hotel (3.38 miles)

Sibson Inn Hotel

Dear Guest, Why stay at a Hotel or Inn that is twice the price or half the value when you could stay at a real country Inn run by the owners.Why not support local businesses ... More | visit website

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Talbot Hotel (3.50 miles)

Talbot Hotel

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The ghost of Mary Queen of Scots is said to haunt the Elizabethan Talbot Hotel. The oak staircase, and other parts of the building, were brought from the ruins of ... More | visit website

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Haycock Hotel (3.61 miles)

Haycock Hotel

One of Englands finest coaching inns, dates back to 1620. Its impressive fašade dominates the idyllic stone village of Wansford near Peterborough, set in unspoilt countryside on the banks of the River Nene. Our luxuriously ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Peterborough Alwalton (4.69 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Marriott Peterborough Hotel (5.01 miles)

Marriott Peterborough Hotel
Set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking an ornamental lake, The Peterborough Marriott Hotel is the ideal location for business or pleasure. Each luxury en-suite bedroom features, satellite TV with pay movies, hairdryer, trouser ... More | visit website
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Southgate (5.48 miles)

Southgate

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Modern Tudor styled house adjacent East of England Showground , with 3 doubles and one single room. Non Smoking throughout. [ Smoking allowed in rear garden, patio area] WIFI throughout ... More

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The Benefield Wheatsheaf (5.63 miles)

The Benefield Wheatsheaf

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The Benefield Wheatsheaf Country Inn and Restaurant is located in the picturesque heart of the Rose of the Shires, favoured with unspoilt views of the Northamptonshire countryside. The Benefield Wheatsheaf ... More

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Premier Inn Peterborough (Ferry Meadows) (6.10 miles)

Premier Inn Peterborough (Ferry Meadows)
A great location just 2 minutes walk from Meadows Country Park and adjacent to an 18 hole Golf course with Pitch and Putt. For shops and local amenities Peterborough city centre is only 4 miles ... More | visit website

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