Attractions and Places to Visit in Northampton

Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire, and is one of the largest settlements in the UK not to be a city. It is located approximately halfway between the cities of Birmingham and London. A smaller marina is along the River Nene in Becket’s Park, overlooked by 78 Derngate, a Grade II-listed house redesigned by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Other notable buildings are the Guildhall and colonnaded All Saints Church. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre dates to 1100 and is one of England’s largest round churches. The large medieval market square has an array of stalls 5 days a week, and nearby are the Market Walk and Grosvenor shopping centres.

Northampton has a number of attractions. Guildhall is a classic neo-gothic styled building built in 1861 by Edward William Godwin. It now houses the Northampton Borough Council offices. Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is a collection of artifacts from Northamptons past with particular homage to the shoe industry that caused the town to first boom. The Express Lifts Tower (National Lift Tower) not normally open to the public, used for occasional event.

Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens

Wander through its gardens, open 365 days of the year, and you are taking a walk through history. Set in the heart of a 10,000-acre estate, the 35 acres of extensive gardens are a combination of several styles including the romantic Italian Gardens, the unique Orangery and impressive Arboretum.

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Northampton Castle

Northampton Castle

At Northampton there was once a massive and important Castle, with substantial defences and so important that parliament was held there during the mediaeval period.
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Deene Park

Deene Park

Home of the Brudenell family since 1514, this Tudor and Regency mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a large park and lake. Deene Park is the ancestral home of the Earls of Cardigan the most notable of whom is the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade.
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78 Derngate

78 Derngate

78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled...
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National Lift Tower

National Lift Tower

The National Lift Tower is a 127m (418ft) research and development facility located in Northampton, England. Originally built to test lifts, the scope of work undertaken at the tower has increased...
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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway

The Ironstone Heritage Centre is the home of the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust. It is based within the Grounds of The Hunsbury Hill Country Park which is located at Hunsbury Hill...
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