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.
Train from Euston, London to Northampton. Takes ~ 45mins
The famous Express Lifts Tower
Grand Union Canal, including Blisworth Tunnel and the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum.
Best Western Rockingham Forest Corby, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 1AE, ☎ 01536 401348 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 01536 266383), . checkin: 2pm (early check-in by arrangement); checkout: 11am (late check-out by arrangement). Best Western hotel with rooms, meeting rooms and a restaurant. Each bedroom includes bath and/or shower, work desk, flat screen freeview TV and complimentary WiFi. Some rooms have been adapted to allow for easier access. The hotel also has a 5 o’clock club offering food and drink at reduced rates.£86.50 Mon-Thur, £67.00 Fri & Sun, Sat £75.00. Breakfast is available from £10.95..