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NorthamptonUnited Kingdom

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.

Top Hotels in Northampton

ibis Rugby East
ibis Rugby East
2 out of 5
Drift East Side M1 Junction 18, Crick, Northampton, England
The price is CA $58 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Daventry Country Park, Coton Manor Gardens, and Althorp House. Silverstone Circuit and ...

4/5Very Good! (408 reviews)

"Stayed on a Saturday night. Covid restrictions were reassuringly adhered to. Despite the location and exterior, it was extremely clean and modern. Special mention to the man on reception/bar who was exceptional- made us feel welcome and made time for a chat even when it was busy. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

ibis Rugby East
Hilton Northampton
Hilton Northampton
4 out of 5
100 Watering Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, England
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in the heart of Northampton, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Collingtree Park Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Northampton and All ...

4.1/5Very Good! (659 reviews)

"Had a great nights stay,rooms clean,facilities good and friendly helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Hilton Northampton
ibis Northampton Centre
ibis Northampton Centre
2 out of 5
Sol Central Marefair, Northampton, England
The price is CA $61 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21

Located in the heart of Northampton, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from All Saints Church and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from University of Northampton. Market Square and ...

3.7/5Good! (756 reviews)

"The weather was horrible"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

ibis Northampton Centre
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.

Vacation Rentals in Northampton

Nest Easy - Alpha House
Nest Easy - Alpha House
3.5 out of 5
Alpha House, Northampton, England
The price is CA $124 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7

Situated in Northampton, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Market Square and University of Northampton. All Saints Church and Northampton Guildhall ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"Spacious, well designed apartment. Very comfortable. Very much enjoyed staying there. Will definately be staying there again."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2020

Nest Easy - Alpha House
Sage House
Sage House
3 out of 5
7 Sage Close, Northampton, England
The price is CA $165 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in Northampton, this residence is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from County Ground and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from University of Northampton. Moulton College is 3.1 mi (5 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (15 reviews)
Overnight stop

"Once again a very pleasant stay Very well kept"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 27, 2020

Sage House
Boutique Penthouse Apartment
Boutique Penthouse Apartment
4 out of 5
Artizan Rd, Northampton, England

Situated in Northampton, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of County Ground and University of Northampton. Northampton Guildhall and Northampton ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Five stars excellent stay

"Lovely apartment. Excellent communication with host. Really comfy nights sleep."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020

Boutique Penthouse Apartment
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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