Both the town of Northampton itself and the county of Northamptonshire have a range of activities and tourist attractions for visitors.
Take the time to visit the world’s biggest collection of shoes – Northampton is the men’s shoe-making capital of the world and has its own Shoe Museum; made-to-measure for James Bond & Prince Charles footwear remains a thriving local industry.
Northampton is home to the only surviving house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Those interested in Grand Prix will be familiar with the name of the world-renowned Silverstone track, whilst rugby fans will know that Northampton Saints play their rugby at Franklins Gardens.
And, amongst a variety of transport-themed museums in the county is the Sywell Aviation Museum. Sywell village boats one of the best General Aviation Airfields in the UK and its museum is packed full of artefacts, photographs, aero engines, models, uniforms, and weapons.
The more active amongst you might be interested in visiting the UK’s oldest theme park or, perhaps, Europe’s biggest urban sports venue – Adrenaline Alley – and Europe’s longest zip wires!
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