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Northampton is a town within the local government district of East Midlands, Northamptonshire Ceremonial County, England, United Kingdom. It lies northwest of London along the banks of River Nene and experiences a maritime climate with mild winters and breezy summers. Its history dates back the 6th century. The town today serves as the county town of Northamptonshire and is popular for its wealthy economy, cultural heritage and leisure facilities.

The county that is often described as the Rose of the Shires. Here you can step into the traditional rural lifestyle typified by Northamptonshire's numerous pretty villages with their thatched cottages, country lanes and parish churches, or at the other end of the spectrum, Northamptonshire offers many modern attractions and facilities, and holds the accolade of hosting one of the most thrilling Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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Driving tips in Northampton 

Aylesbury, Banbury, Bedford, Corby, Earls Barton, Dunstable, London, Loughborough, Luton, Milton Keynes, Stratford upon Avon, Wellingborough and Worcester are all near Northampton. Visitors with private vehicles may take the prime roads A43, A45 and M1 to reach the area. To get information about the available parking spaces in town click here.

Top Attractions within Northampton

Althorp, home of the Spencer family is situated in Althorp, Northampton, England, United Kingdom. The estate served as the Spencer family's home for over five centuries and counting. The mansion, its grounds and exhibit of Diana, Princess of Wales are open for visitors.

Northampton International Raceway stands along Brafield Road, Horton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. It is an impressive venue owned and managed by Incarace. It is popular for hosting Banger Racing and Stock Car Racing. The raceway is also open for private use or rent. It is indeed a perfect place for all motor racing enthusiasts.

Northampton Balloon Festival happens every August and is celebrated for three days. It is extremely popular with children and families. Hot air balloon demonstrations, balloon flights and an American car show are amongst the wonderful features of the festival.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is located at Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. The venue boasts the world's largest footwear collection, artifacts as well as a number of local and international artworks. It is the best place for all shoe/fashion and history enthusiasts.

Piddington Roman Villa Museum can be found at Chapel End, Piddington, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. The venue homes a large number of archaeological findings of ancient settlements primarily during the Roman times within the area. Through its collection every visitors can now learn more about England's past.