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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

Sunley Hotel
Sunley Hotel
4 out of 5
University Northampton Waterside Campus, New South Bridge Road, Northampton, England
The price is £38 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Situated in Northampton, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Northampton Guildhall and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from University of Northampton. Northampton Museum and Art ...

4.2/5Very Good! (72 reviews)

"Clean, bright, very pleasant stay. Staff were exceptional"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Sunley Hotel
ibis Rugby East
ibis Rugby East
2 out of 5
Drift East Side M1 Junction 18, Crick, Northampton, England
The price is £32 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

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! (405 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 19 Oct 2020

ibis Rugby East
Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, Jct 16
Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, Jct 16
4 out of 5
High Street, Flore, Northampton, England
The price is £38 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Berrywood Hospital, Althorp House and Sixfields Stadium. University of Northampton and ...

3.9/5Good! (138 reviews)
Great 2 night break

"Very good all round considering Covid restrictions helpful staff good breakfasts Very helpful chef no downfalls felt quite safe"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, Jct 16
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Northampton

Sage House
Sage House
3 out of 5
7 Sage Close, Northampton, England
The price is £73 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

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 27 Apr 2020

Sage 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 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from University of Northampton. Northampton ...

Nest Easy - Derngate Basement
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 31 Jul 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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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
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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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