Northamptonshire
Northampton
Northampton The Essential
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Northampton
Église de Great Brington
Église de Great Brington
The church (limited parking) west of
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
One of the four Norman round churches in
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Northampton Guildhall
Northampton Guildhall
The Town Hall, Victorian Gothic at its
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All Saints
All Saints
The largest, almost complete Saxon
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Museum and Art Gallery
Museum and Art Gallery
Northampton was a shoemaking centre for
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All Saints Church
All Saints Church
Rebuilt after the fire in 1675 (the
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