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Northamptonshire, or Northants, is a county in England.


Map of Northamptonshire

There are many towns within Northamptonshire but as of yet no cities. Northampton itself applied for city status at the turn of the Millennium, but lost out to Wolverhampton.

Other destinations


Traditionally Northampton has been a major centre of shoemaking and other leather related industries. Shoemaking has virtually ceased, though the back streets of the town still show the pattern of small shoe factories surrounded by terraced houses for the outworkers. The main industries now include distribution and finance.


Get in

  • Train from Euston, London to Northampton. Takes ~ 45mins

Get around


  • The famous Express Lifts Tower
  • Grand Union Canal, including Blisworth Tunnel and the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum.



  • Northampton Balloon Festival
  • Silverstone F1 British Grand Prix
  • Althorp Estate where Princess Diana is buried.




Stay safe

Get out

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