Scenic, historic, and accessible, Northern Fauquier County encompasses the rolling Piedmont countryside from Upperville and Middleburg, through Delaplane, The Plains, Marshall, Hume, and Orleans down to the county seat of Warrenton. Middleburg has long been known as the “foxhunting capital” of US. This historic town has plenty of charm and a wide mix of intriguing shops that cater to the equestrian crowd and those that appreciate fine tailoring and antiques. The surrounding countryside is a horseman or horsewoman’s paradise of large farm and equestrian estates. Nearby Upperville is equally tony, while in recent years, the villages of Marshall, and The Plains have seen an influx of shops and restaurants that draw locals and daytrippers alike.
Northern Fauquier County boasts three of the most prestigious foxhunts in the country (Orange County Hunt, Piedmont Fox Hounds, and Old Dominion Hounds), and this scenic horse country includes some of the most protected landscapes in the country as well.