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0 Best Northampton Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Northampton has long been the subject of devastation – it was rebuilt in 1675 after a fire, only to be annihilated again during the second World War. Still, it is a town rich with history, from its participation in the War of the Roses to the more recent days of modern warfare. Even with such a violent history, Northampton is a peaceful place and retains much of its charm with beautiful churches and independent art galleries. It also has a very natural appeal with stunning parks acting as a backdrop to the town.

 

0 Most Popular Attractions in Northampton

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Top Attractions

One of the oldest houses in the city is Hazelrigg House, an attraction that escapes Northampton’s great fire in 1675. It is claimed that Cromwell once slept there. Another famous house is 78 Derngate, the only house in the United Kingdom that was designed by the architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Princess Diana’s childhood home, Althorp House is nearby, and has 19 rooms open to the public, as well as gardens and outbuildings.

Kids & Family

The Catanger Llama Trekking is proving to be a very popular attraction for all the family, when you all take a Llama for a quiet countryside trek. Bugtopia is an interactive zoo, with a focus on bugs, but with bigger animals and lizards as well. Just what kids love! The kids will enjoy a day at Radlands Skatepark Plaza, a special place just for skateboards.

Shopping & Nightlife

Two great shopping centres in Northampton are Weston Favell, and Grosvenor Centre. For something a bit unusual try a visit to the Phipps NBC Albion Brewery. Apart from the good selection of Pubs and nightclubs Northampton offers, you could spend your night at the casino or at the Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Day Tours

Spend the day on the Grand Union Canal, at Stoke Bruerne, where there is a canal-boat village. All the houses are about 200 years old, much as they were when they served the boats in bygone days. The Blisworth Tunnel and old locks and other machinery are still there. Or go for a ride on the Northampton & Lamport Railway, through to Market Harborough. Northampton is close enough to London, you could take a day out in the Capital, and explore all the sights there.

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