One of the many attractions is Silverstone Circuit which is THE motor racing circuit in the UK. We get many searches asking where it is. It is between the M1 and M40, south of the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire extending into Buckinghamshire covering over 700 acres.
Hosting not only the 2015 F1 Grand Prix but also the motorcycling 2014 MotoGP and British Superbikes. There is much more to Silverstone though, other big events include The Silverstone Classic, track days, club events, driver training, testing and half marathons.
Silverstone Village is in the hidden gem of South Northamptonshire famous for its woodland - make sure you visit Hazelborough Woods near the village.
Silverstone village and the surrounding area is a magnet for motoring and racing enthusiasts and a great deal of the motorsport industry is based in the area including Formula One (F1) Teams Sahara Force India and Mercedes AMG Petronas formerly Brawn GP who won the World Championship and now have Lewis Hamilton driving in 2013. Strakka Racing are based locally competing in the FIA WEC in 2014. While you are here don't forget to visit Towcester and Brackley famous market towns with independent shops only a few miles away.
Although the scenic views and lovely backdrops are in abundance in the nearby Silverstone village, the F1 racing does take priority when it comes to this time of the year. In the final half of the F1 calendar, leading sports betting site Betway have backed Sebastian Vettel as favourite to regain the F1 Championship, for his fourth consecutive year. Although the fun at Silverstone came to an abrupt end, with tyre failures affecting Hamilton, Alonso, Massa, Vergne, Gutierrez and Perez, both the FIA and Pirelli have taken the appropriate actions to ensure this doesn’t take place in the 2014 Silverstone Grand Prix. We certainly hope the sun will be shining down on Silverstone for yet another year in the 2014 F1 calendar.
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This site was launched in March 2010 and has become the definitive where to stay and eating out guide for Silverstone, Towcester, Brackley and the villages of South Northamptonshire featuring camping, rooms to rent, houses to rent, bed and breakfast, self catering, holiday accommodation, eating out, pubs and restaurants and now including Holiday Accommodation. South Northamptonshire has become a tourist destination for sports with horse racing and in 2014 Towcester Greyhound track should also be completed, but also for many visitors flock to the villages including the canal village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal. Stowe School and gardens a National Trust property is high up on the tourist list. Although not in South Northamptonshire Fairport Convention's Cropredy Convention is another big local event 7-9 August 2014.