Unmissable tourist sites
Northampton Travel guide
Northampton : Michelin's recommendations
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
The Drapery GB - Northampton NN1 1SF
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 GB - Northampton NN1 1DE
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 imitat..
Guildhall Road GB - Northampton NN1 1DE
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.
8 Langham Place, Barrack Road (A508) GB - Northampton NN2 6AA
The BEST WESTERN Lime Trees Hotel, nestled in Northampton is close to Northampton town centre, making it an excellent base for touring a wealth of attractions around this delightful part of England. The BEST WESTERN Lime Trees Hotel is as welcoming a..
Silver Street GB - Northampton NN1 2TA
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..
Sol Central GB - NORTHAMPTON NN1 1SR
"Ibis Hotel Northampton is a budget hotel in the centre of Northampton, part of the Sol Central leisure and entertainment complex. Book one of the hotels 151 modern rooms, each featuring high-speed internet access and satellite TV. The cafe bar ..
205 Wellingborough Rd GB - Northampton NN1 4ED
Immaculately furnished and passionately run contemporary Vietnamese restaurant. Food is fresh, tasty, good value and mostly homemade. Noodle bowls are a speciality.