Northampton attractions

Northampton attractions

Northampton GuildhallFrom Northampton you can explore the county of Northamptonshire, an area of rural countryside, hills and woodland, beautifully preserved villages, magnificent churches and its main towns of Northampton, Kettering and Corby. The rolling hills make ideal riding country; Rochingham Salcey and Whittlewood Forests are popular trails. Lying west of the town of Northampton is Althorp House, family home and burial place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The pretty villages of Rockingham, Badly, Fotheringhay, Oundle and Raunds deserve a visit whilst you are in the county.

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 Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP. Tel: 01604 838 111. Houses the famous shoe collection of more than 12,000 items, as well as covering Northampton's history. It also displays British and Oriental Ceramics and Glass. (Photo right). Location: In the centre of Northampton.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

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Attractions Abington Park Museum, Park Avenue South, Northampton, NN1 5LW. Tel: 01604 838 110. 'The Museum in the park' is a Grade 1 listed building, featuring The history of the Northamptonshire Regiment and the Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Northampton Life, and an Elegant 19th century fashion gallery. Location: In the centre of Northampton.

Abington Park Museum

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Attractions Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN. Tel: 01604 491112. Sywell Aerodrome, set in the heart of Northamptonshire, boasts one of the best airfields in the United Kingdom. About 5 miles north east of Northampton.

Sywell Aerodrome

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Attractions Sywell Aviation Museum, Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN. Tel: 07968 061708. The Museum aims to preserve the history of Sywell Aerodrome and Northamptonshire's rich aviation heritage from the early days of aviation to the Second World War and beyond. Presently housed in three Nissen huts. About 5 miles north east of Northampton.

Sywell Aviation Museum

Attractions Northampton & Lamport Railway Preservation Society, Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8BA. Tel: 01604 820 327. A steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside. Footplate Passes available. About 3 miles north of Northampton.

Northampton & Lamport Railway Preservation Society

Attractions Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ. Tel: 01604 770107. Experience 500 years of history at Althorp, home of the Spencer Family. Explore the wonderful house, Enjoy the magnificent park, Be touched by the award winning exhibition, Diana: A Celebration. About 6 miles west of Northampton.


Attractions Towcester Racecourse, London Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7HS. Tel: 01327 353414. Set in the beautiful parklands of the Easton Neston Estate, Towcester Racecourse is one of the most picturesque racing venues in the country. Towcester is a course with high aspirations for the future. There are a number of catering outlets to choose from. If you would like to reserve a table at one of our restaurants please contact our main office on 01327 353414. About 8 miles south of Northampton.

Towcester Racecourse

Attractions Grand Union Canal. The Grand Union Canal main line covers the 137 miles from London and Birmingham. Branches take it to places such as Slough, Leicester, Wendover, Aylesbury and Northampton. One end of the Canal is at Brentford on the River Thames, the other end at Bordesley Junction in the centre of Birmingham. At Bordesley it divides to join up with other canals. Branch passes through Northampton.

Grand Union Canal

Sport - Northampton Northampton Town Football Club, Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, NN5 5QA, Tel: 01604 757773. The nickname of the club is The Cobblers.

Northampton Town Football Club

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