Northampton

Travel Guide
Northampton featuring night scenes and heritage architecture

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.

Hotel Campanile Northampton
Hotel Campanile Northampton
3 out of 5
The price is HK$322 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Collingtree Park Golf Club and within 6 miles (10 km) of University of Northampton and ...
4/5 Very Good! (796 reviews)
"Nice place"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2021

Hotel Campanile Northampton
ibis Northampton Centre
ibis Northampton Centre
2 out of 5
Sol Central Marefair, Northampton, England
Fully refundable
The price is HK$385 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in the heart of Northampton, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from All Saints Church and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from University of Northampton. Market ...
3.7/5 Good! (802 reviews)
"I wish they had gluten free and dairy free products for breakfast. So that was the only thing. Other wise it was really good to stay there"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2021

ibis Northampton Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Town Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Town Centre
4 out of 5
Silver Street, Northampton, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$579 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in the heart of Northampton, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Market Square and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from University of Northampton. All Saints ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (827 reviews)
"Friendly check in staff. Great room, with modern bathroom. Quiet!"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Town Centre
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Sage House
Sage House
3 out of 5
The price is HK$734 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated in Northampton, this residence is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from County Ground and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Moulton College. University of Northampton and Sywell ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (16 reviews)
"Quiet, safe, clean. Superb. Thank you"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2021

Sage House
Arcrom Luxury Suite
Arcrom Luxury Suite
3.5 out of 5
11 Hervey Street, Northampton, England
Situated in Northampton, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Market Square and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from University of Northampton. Northampton Guildhall ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Large comfortable clean"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Arcrom Luxury Suite
Impeccable 3-bed Cottage Billing Aquadrome
Impeccable 3-bed Cottage Billing Aquadrome
3 out of 5
Situated in Northampton, this cottage is 3 mi (4.8 km) from County Ground and within 6 miles (10 km) of University of Northampton and Sywell Country Park. Northampton ...
Impeccable 3-bed Cottage Billing Aquadrome
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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