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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

  • All Saints Church

    Row George 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.

  • 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..

  • Central Museum and Art Gallery

    rd. Guildhall GB - Northampton NN1 1DP

    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.

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Hotels Northampton

  • Holiday Inn Northampton

    Bedford Rd GB - Northampton NN4 7YF

    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 ..

  • Plough Hotel

    Bridge Street GB - Northampton NN1 1PF

    Plough Hotel offers free parking and spacious rooms a few minutes' walk from Northampton town centre and 0.5 miles from Northampton Train Station. The Plough has a cafe bar with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs showing sports, and it serves food and drinks..

  • The Grafton Rooms

    2 Grafton Street GB - Northampton NN1 2NW

    Prix Prices from : 45 £

    Just 11 minutes' stroll from Northampton Train Station, The Grafton Rooms offer free WiFi access and free parking for all guests. From the property, The University of Northampton is 3 minutes' drive away and Northants County Ground is 6 minutes' driv..

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Restaurants Northampton

  • Roade House Comfortable restaurant 

    16 High St GB - Roade NN7 2NW

    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 are crafted from local produce and offer classical cooking with modern touches. Pleasant bed..

  • Red Lion Traditional pubs serving food 

    Main St GB - East Haddon NN6 8BU

    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: menus offer upgraded pub classics like mutton c..

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