Things to do in Northampton
Lying on the River Nene in the East Midlands is Northampton, one of the UK’s largest towns and an area full of history, intrigue and entertainment. Having survived massive upheaval over the centuries, from being nearly burned down in 1675 to having its local industries undermined throughout the 20th Century, the town itself is now undergoing substantial renewal.
Great times are to be had here with historic sites like the All Saints Church and the Delapre Abbey to relaxing walks in Abington Park taking centre stage. The town itself has a vast array of shopping centres from the Grosvenor and the Weston Favell to one of the oldest market squares in the UK where many amenities and goods from jewellery and artisan foods can be bought and cherished. Succulent food and appetising beverages can be found in many restaurants and cafes, serving traditional British foods and recipes from all over the world - just make sure you visit as many as you can to wet your palette.
Exemplary transport links connect the town to other parts of the UK by rail, bus and car. The rail network gets passengers to the likes of London, Birmingham and Crewe, while the M1 links drivers to London and Leeds. Regular bus services take locals and visitors to the surrounding areas where other spectacular sites can be appreciated.