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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.

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Tourist attractions Northampton : Things to see and do

  • Althorp Interesting

    The Stables GB - Great Brington NN7 4HQ

    This 16C house, which was modified in the 18C, has already attracted a many people wishing to see the family home of Diana, Princess of Wales. Count Spencer has turned his property into a museum devoted to the memory of his sister.

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  • All Saints Church

    The Drapery GB - Northampton NN1 1DF

    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.

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  • Northampton Guildhall

    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 imitatio..

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Hotels Northampton

  • Park Inn by Radisson Northampton

    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..

  • Plough Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Bridge Street GB - Northampton NN1 1PF

    Prix Prices from : 42 £

    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..

  • Northampton Marriott Hotel

    Eagle Drive GB - Northampton NN4 7HW

    Ideally located in the East Midlands, this modern, non-smoking hotel in Northampton is just off junction 15 of the M1, and close to the A45. It offers a range of modern facilities in its guest rooms, conference rooms, and the restaurant, bar and lobb..

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Restaurants Northampton

  • Red Lion Traditional pubs serving food 

    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..

  • Roade House Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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