No motor racing fan's visit to Northamptonshire would be complete without visiting the track. Although tickets for the Grand Prix events are highly sought after, there are many other racing events during the year. Soak up the atmosphere, hear the tyres squeal and follow in the footsteps of Lewis Hamilton.
If your time at the circuit is limited, book the two hour guided tour of the circuit. See behind the scenes of a racing track in areas usually closed to the public such as the television gallery and the mechanics' workshops. There's also the chance to stand on top of the famous winners' podium you have seen so many times on television.
Getting behind the wheel and driving the track yourself is a hugely popular option at Silverstone. Book online for a wide variety of driver experiences which usually include you driving several laps in a high powered road car, then a lap as a passenger in a F1 style car. It's an experience you will never forget.
In addition to the Grand Prix, SIlverstone hosts Moto GP motorbike racing, endurance events and motor racing featuring various grades of car and driver. Book your tickets online for the stands, or consider upgrading to a premium hospitality package including a meal.
Silverstone is centrally located and within easy reach of London and Oxford. The area around Silverstone has lots to offer in terms of family fun, history and wide open spaces to provide a contrast to the noise of a motor racing circuit.
Located close to Silverstone is the Rookery Open Farm, where kids of all ages can meet the farm animals, play in the farm-themed playgrounds or see the donkeys and alpacas. The large indoor area makes Rookery Farm a popular choice when the weather outside isn't as kind as it could be.
One of England's largest and grandest gardens is located at Stowe, a private school near Buckingham. The gardens are open to the public year round and feature temples, lakes, parkland and formal gardens.
This Tudor house is famous as the ancestral home of George Washington and welcomes 21st century visitors with a range of exhibitions and costumed guides.