Driving is the way to see the most of the county. Turning a corner on a winding country lane and coming across a sleepy village is one of the joys of the region. All the major car-hire companies have branches in Northampton.
Buses do run to most places of interest from Northampton and other nearby towns, but services can be sporadic; some run only a few times daily, so it’s best to check times with the operator.
Traveline (0870 608 2608)