View towards Daventry Country Park across the
Reservoir - Photo:
close to the Warwickshire border, this small town
with its own moot hall has a long and impressive
history. On the 635ft Borough Hill are impressive
earthworks which once formed the boundaries of one
of Britain’s biggest Iron Age hill forts. Even
Roman artefacts have been found on this site.
During the English Civil War the Royalist army
camped in the area of the fort prior to their
ill-starred attempt to defeat the Roundheads at
the Battle of Naseby in 1645. Daventry was the
headquarters of Charles I and legend has it that
the king slept at the Wheatsheaf Inn.