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Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

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Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire
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Fotheringhay is one of the most fascinating villages in Northamptonshire, and one with a rich historical past. The church and nearby castle ruins have associations with the royal Plantagenet family, and was the place where Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed. The wonderful Perpendicular church stands on high ground above the River Nene, where narrowboats slowly meander along the waterway.

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