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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
The price is HK$332 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

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! (399 reviews)

"Really good check in. Good parking, easy access off the motorway"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

ibis Rugby East
Hilton Northampton
Hilton Northampton
4 out of 5
The price is HK$555 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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

4.1/5Very Good! (652 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Hilton Northampton
Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South
Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$360 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Situated in the historical 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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (712 reviews)

"Staff friendly efficient. Room comfortable. Very clean. COVID measures good. Just off the motorway Would definitely go again"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South
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.

Holiday Rentals in Northampton

Sage House
Sage House
3 out of 5
7 Sage Close, Northampton, England
The price is HK$692 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

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 mi (4.8 ...

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

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

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2020

Sage House
Nest Easy - Alpha House
Nest Easy - Alpha House
3.5 out of 5
Alpha House, Northampton, England
The price is HK$825 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

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 ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

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

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020

Nest Easy - Alpha House
Nest Easy - Derngate Basement
Nest Easy - Derngate Basement
3.5 out of 5
Basement Flat 1, 32-34 Derngate, Northampton, England

Situated in Northampton, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Northampton Guildhall and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from University of Northampton. Northampton ...

Nest Easy - Derngate Basement
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.

Popular places to visit in Northampton

78 Derngate
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78 Derngate

The style and décor of this modernist building is the work of one of Scotland’s most renowned architects. Venture inside the building to learn more through museum exhibitions. 

Top things to do in Northampton

Warwick Castle Tickets
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Warwick Castle Tickets

HK$138
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Discover Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds and Warwick Castle
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Discover Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds and Warwick Castle

HK$641
Per adult
Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon & Oxford
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Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon & Oxford

HK$977
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 1-Day Pass
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Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 1-Day Pass

HK$385
Per adult
Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 2-Day Pass
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Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 2-Day Pass

HK$493
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Signature Thai traditional healing treatment
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Signature Thai traditional healing treatment

HK$617
Per adult

Reviews of Northampton

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
42
5 - Excellent 22.580645161290324%
4 - Good
74
4 - Good 39.784946236559136%
3 - Okay
58
3 - Okay 31.182795698924732%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 5.913978494623656%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.5376344086021505%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Feb 2020

It was bigger than we thought The bus staff was a bit unfriendly

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Jan 2020

The town was nice & friendly

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

The hotel is near Northampton but we never visited there so we can't comment.

4/5 - Good

Nik

1 Jan 2020

Good lively town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Jan 2020

Charging a £50pounds fee no good and the hotel needs work on it an some renewvation \ renovation don’t know seethe point for charge to use bar an restaurant that’s the story. I was sold but as I say hotel wasn’t all that to be surcharging

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Dec 2019

I come here often from London as my family and a lot of my friends live here.

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