Northampton is an interesting town with places to visit including museums, theatres, historical buildings, leisure facilities, as well as lots of parks and open space. For entertainment, The Royal and Derngate and also the Deco are hosts to a variety of performances including music, drama, musicals, opera, children’s shows, dance and comedy, as well as other events, and cinemas include Cineworld and Vue. There are plenty of restaurants for a meal out, with a range of cuisines to suit different tastes and budgets, and you’ll find lots of pubs and clubs for a lively evening out.
If you’re shopping in Northampton, there are large shopping centres, such as Weston Favell Shopping Centre and Grosvenor Shopping Centre, as well as many other stores. For business, there are a number of conferences centres in the town, which include Kings Park Conference Centre and Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, and Luton Airport 38 miles away is the nearest airport for international air travel.
Northampton Car Hire
Wherever you are in Northampton, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Northampton car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are a few suggestions for places you might like to visit while in Northampton:
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
At this interesting museum you can see a huge collection of shoes from many countries, which date from ancient Egypt to current times, and include a pair of Queen Victoria’s shoes. You can learn about the shoe making history of the area and see a factory that has been reconstructed. Also at the museum and gallery are collections of ceramics as well as Italian art from the 1400’s to 1700’s, along with artefacts displaying Northampton’s history.
You can book a tour around this fine Victorian building to see its many features which include Gothic style architecture with its ornate details, heraldic shields, statues, paintings and stained glass windows.
This park you can enjoy the lovely lakes, gardens, trees and open space and relax in the peaceful surroundings. There are also features such as fitness equipment, bandstand with regular summer concerts, playground area for children and tennis courts.
Abingdon Park Museum
At this house built in the 1400’s you can enjoy the fine features such the Oak Room with its impressive oak panelling, as well as collections which include clothing from the 1800’s, international leathercraft and military artefacts.
Northampton and Lamport Abbey
You can visit this railway to have train rides on the former line, and see the diesel and steam trains working, and makes a charming day out. Open on Sundays, with trains running from March to October, the Railway also runs events over the season.
Danes Hill Leisure Centre
There are a variety of leisure facilities at this centre which include a leisure pool, gym, sauna, hall for various sports, wall for climbing and roller skating, and you can come here and fun have and get fit at the same time.
A short 16 mile drive from Northampton you’ll find this fun theme park with many rides and attractions to enjoy, which include carousel, dodgems, roller coasters, waterchute, zip wires, railway, slides, boating lake, crazy golf and many more, for an enjoyable day for all the family.
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