QUICK GUIDE TO NORTHAMPTON
Northampton has a fantastic heritage, theatres to rival the West End, great shops and plenty of restaurants and bars and is well worth a visit if you are staying at our Holiday Inn Express hotel in Grange Park.
The town itself has a long and prosperous history dating back some 850 years and Northampton was known as having been the centre of the UK's boot and shoe industry.
As well as an interesting heritage, Northampton also has acres of parks, green spaces, a waterside and marina - something for the whole family to enjoy.
There are also plenty of events going on locally such as the annual Northampton Balloon Festival - for more information check out our events listings.
Local attractions include Billing Aquadrome, the canal museum at Stoke Bruerne and Northampton's famous shoe factories as well as Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, Santa Pod Raceway and Towcester Racecourse where you can experience the atmosphere of jump racing.
There are many important country houses nearby including Althorp, the family home of Diana Princess of Wales, Castle Ashby with its delightful gardens and Cannons Ashby House.
NEARBY NORTHAMPTON ATTRACTIONS:
Northampton town centre - 7.40KM/4.6 miles
Derngate & Royal Theatre - 7.40KM/4.6 miles
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery - 7.56KM/4.7 miles
Abington Park - 9.01KM/5.6 miles
Billing Aquadrome - 12.87KM/8 miles
Althorp House - 16.57KM/10.3 miles
Towcester Racecourse - 16.73KM/10.4 miles
Castle Ashby - 17.21KM/10.7 miles
Silverstone - 19.31KM/12 miles
Santa Pod Raceway - 28.80KM/17.9 miles