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 ₹3,609 per night from 6 Jan to 7 Jan
₹3,609
per night
6 Jan - 7 Jan
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! (936 reviews)
Great nights sleep great location and lovely staff
"Slept well the bed was comfy, nice and clean. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. It’s in a great location, we’d definitely stay there again. Parking was also good."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

ibis Northampton Centre
Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Loake Close Grange Park, Northampton, England, NN4 5EZ
The price is ₹4,615 per night from 6 Jan to 7 Jan
₹4,615
per night
6 Jan - 7 Jan
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Northampton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (889 reviews)
"Excellent have stayed a few times, staff very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2022

Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South, an IHG Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Town Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Town Centre
4 out of 5
Silver Street, Northampton, England, NN1 2TA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹5,546 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
₹5,546
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Northampton. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (925 reviews)
"Friendly staff and excellent food with 5* service."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2022

Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Town Centre
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