Things to see and do - Northampton
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A major town in the Middle Ages, nothing remains of its castle (c 1100) where Thomas Becket stood trial in 1164, as Northampton was destroyed by fire in 1675. Defoe described the town that rose from the ashes in the late 17C as "the handsomest and best town in this part of England". Castle remains were obliterated when the railway was built and a new town developed. Three buildings embody these three eras.
Tourist attractions Northampton : Things to see and do
Rebuilt after the fire in 1675 (the portico dates from 1701), All Saints Church is in Classical style with a dome and beautiful plastered ceiling.
St Giles Square
The Town Hall, Victorian Gothic at its most confident, was built by Edward Godwin c 1860, when he was only 28. The exterior is ennobled with sculptures of kings and queens; the interior is invaded with local dignitaries, almost lost amid the imitatio..
Northampton was a shoemaking centre for over 500 years and the rather cramped museum has an interesting collection of footwear of all kinds, ranging from the remnants of Romano-British sandals to 16C satin slippers and Queen Victoria's shoes.
Bedford Rd GB - Northampton NN4 7YF
Prix Prices from : 35 £
With a riverside setting, the friendly Holiday Inn Northampton is free for the under 12s. It has free parking, a brasserie, a bar and a mini-gym. The rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated and feature both a bath and a shower. Tea/coffee making ..
Bridge Street GB - Northampton NN1 1PF
Originally built as a coaching inn in the 1890’s, the Plough Hotel today offers modern comforts, including Freeview TV and sports channels plus free WiFi in its bar area. The hotel has free car parking for residents, and a complimentary full breakfa..
Silver Street GB - Northampton NN1 2TA
Prix Prices from : 52 £
This Park Inn by Radisson is situated in Northampton town centre, just 5 minutes’ walk from the rail and bus stations. It offers 146 rooms, an on-site leisure centre and a bar/grill. All of the modern rooms at the Northampton Park Inn by Radisson Ho..
Main St GB - NN6 8BU East Haddon
Thatched honey-stone inn at the heart of an attractive village, boasting pretty gardens and a pleasing mix of exposed wood, brick and slate. Drinkers are welcome but it's the food that's the focus here, with a seasonal menu offering an eclectic mix o..
16 High St GB - NN7 2NW Roade
Longstanding, personally run, former village pub and schoolhouse, with an open-fired lounge and a simple, linen-laid dining room. The set lunch and à la carte dinner menus offer classical French cooking with the occasional Mediterranean influence. Pl..