"Just a day visit." Top 5 Page for this destination Northampton by planxty
Northampton Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 196 photos
Being at a bit of a loose end last week, I though I would take a day trip to somewhere (as I often do) and just picked Northampton more or less at random.
What I found was a busy market town with plenty of shops, a very good market (see tip), a very pleasant Guildhall and good museum. I was later told about a good Templar round church in the town, but the weather had turned monsoonal so I didn't go. Well, it is the English summer so the weather was almost bound to turn bad! Other than the things mentioned, I don't really think there is a lot to do here, although I hope I'm not maligning the place by saying that.
Oh, I've just remembered, they have a reasonable rugby team and a football (soccer) team called the Cobblers, reflecting the fact that the town is the centre of the leather and shoemaking industry in the UK.
As always on my travels, I decided to pop in somewhere for a pint, and picked the Wig and Pen more or less at random.... more travel advice
OK, so it's an old joke, but the town of Northampton is synonomous with the trades of leatherworking and shoemaking, and... more travel advice
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