When choosing a marina to moor your narrow boat it is always nice to know that there are plenty of places of interest to visit in the locality,  Castle Ashby the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton, is certainly no exception and is definitely worth a visit or two. Set in the heart of a 10,000-acre working estate, which borders White Mills Marina, Castle Ashby's 25 acres of extensive gardens are a must if you are visiting White Mills Marina.  Not only do they feature an arboretum, lakes, and ponds but there are some truly wonderful views across parkland designed by Capability Brown. A visit to this famous castle would not be complete without visiting the menagerie, plant centre, tea rooms and gift shop, as well as the well established rural shopping yard with its range of independent shops including the very popular delicatessen.