Northampton is an 800 year-old market town with many street names echoing its medieval trades in gold, silver and sheep.
Top 10 Events In Northampton
78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House
The house designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowe.
- Stately Home
Castle Ashby Gardens
The ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton is encircled by 35 acres of extensive gardens to which the public have access. Attractions include a small menagerie.
Tours Of Abingdon Park Museum
Go behind the scenes in the company of a volunteer guide to explore more about the building and the people who have lived there. Tours involve stairs and uneven floors.
- Guided Tour
The newly restored Grade II listed heritage site reopens with a series of interactive zones that detail the 900-year history of the country house. Attractions include a learning hub, a conservatory restaurant and acres of parkland.
- Heritage Centre
NN Contemporary Art
A contemporary art space which presents an international programme of art and multi-disciplinary events.
Pitsford Water Park
A seven-mile waterside track provides a picturesque backdrop for walking, cycling, fishing, sailing and birdwatching. The circular, well-marked hard surfaced trails are suitable for people of all abilities.
Lauren Pattison: Peachy
Brutally honest home truths from the Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2017.
Jonathan O'Boyle directs Dan Gordon's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, which starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Classic Screen To Stage Theatre Company's inaugural production casts Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers as the mismatched brothers, who embark on a road trip across America.
National Leather Collection
The world's largest and most diverse resource on the subject is based in the historical heart of the UK's leather and footwear industry. Items range from diarist Samuel Pepys's wallet to an Ancient Egyptian shoe.