Northampton

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Northampton which includes heritage architecture and night scenes

Walk the streets of this charming town and soak up its history, architecture and culture before heading out into the nearby countryside.

Sitting amid Northamptonshire’s abounding natural beauty, Northampton is a vibrant, historic and picturesque town. Visit this cultural hub to discover ancient roads, impressive churches, modern museums and a thriving arts scene.

Northampton was completely destroyed by a great fire in 1675. When it was rebuilt it was done so in a much more open-plan style than was usually seen in England. The result is an attractive town which centers around the spacious Market Square at its heart. Begin your explorations here and then venture off to discover Northampton’s great appeal.

Go in search of the town’s impressive churches. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a unique architectural gem dating back to 1110 and mirroring the original in Jerusalem. It is one of only a handful of round churches in the country. Visit, too, the Grade I listed All Saints’ Church.

Look for buildings such as Hazelrigg House and Welsh House which survived the great fire. The latter was built in 1595 by Welsh cattle farmers. Discover the ancient craft of boot, shoe and leather manufacturing at the Central Museum and Art Gallery. The once major industry plays an important role in the town’s heritage. You can see items such as David Beckham’s football boots and Queen Victoria’s slippers here.

There are numerous high quality museums to visit, including 78 Derngate, an architectural masterpiece by the late Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Visit the rooms he designed and feel his creativity. Housed in a 15th-century manor house, Abington Park Museum offers beautiful grounds and a fascinating collection of military, natural history and cultural exhibits.

When it comes to culture, Northampton puts on a good show. The Royal Theatre, which dates to 1884, is one of the country’s most prominent companies and is today comprised of a theatre and film house.

Northampton is well served by public transportation and offers plenty of parking too. Fly into one of the nearby airports, which includes Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport. There are good links to London and its airports too.

Where to stay in Northampton

ibis Northampton Centre
ibis Northampton Centre
2 out of 5
Sol Central Marefair, Northampton, England, NN1 1SR
The price is Rs3,149 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (864 reviews)
"All the facilities and customer services were excellent. I have no criticism."

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2022

ibis Northampton Centre
ibis Rugby East
ibis Rugby East
2 out of 5
Drift East Side M1 Junction 18, Crick, Northampton, England, NN6 7EX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,714 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (440 reviews)
"Seconds from M1 junction 18 but very quiet. Great stop off when travelling big distances."

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2022

ibis Rugby East
Hilton Northampton
Hilton Northampton
4 out of 5
100 Watering Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, England, NN4 0XW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,266 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (733 reviews)
"Service"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Hilton Northampton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sage House
Sage House
3 out of 5
7 Sage Close, Northampton, England, NN3 8JY
The price is Rs6,459 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (17 reviews)
"Quiet, safe, clean. Superb. Thank you"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2021

Sage House
2-bed Caravan at Billing Aquadrome Northampton
2-bed Caravan at Billing Aquadrome Northampton
3 out of 5
Northampton, England
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions County Ground and Sywell Country Park are located nearby. ...
2-bed Caravan at Billing Aquadrome Northampton
2 Bed Beautiful and Tranquil Lakeside Lodge
2 Bed Beautiful and Tranquil Lakeside Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Northampton, England
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and a TV. Popular attractions County Ground and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery are ...
2 Bed Beautiful and Tranquil Lakeside Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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