Considering buying a home in Northampton?
With something for everyone, Northampton is a great place to buy a new home
One of the largest towns in the UK with a population of around 210,000, Northampton boasts a long and varied history dating from the Bronze Age. Today, this impressive historical gem is a large university town with a vibrant and modern atmosphere. With leisure facilities, culture, shopping and popular attractions in abundance in the town, it’s no wonder that Northampton is a popular place to buy a new Persimmon home.
Situated on the River Nene, Northampton is famous for its history which is in evidence across the town. A ninth century castle, a twelfth century church and nunnery and a breathtaking cathedral are just some of the town’s fascinating range of architecture, with the iconic Northampton Lighthouse also towering over the town at an impressive 418ft. Other key landmarks include Northampton’s market square, one of the largest and oldest of its kind in Britain. Dating from 1235, the square hosts a rich assortment of markets, events and stalls to suit all tastes. Together with two shopping centres in the town centre and more further out, offering a range of both independent and high street shopping choices, Northampton really does have something for everybody.
Impressive shopping options
Host to Northampton University and with over 60 schools in the town, including award-winning state and independent schools, Northampton is perfect for those looking for high-quality education provision. You’ll also find a lively, diverse and family-friendly entertainment and leisure scene to suit every taste in Northampton, including theatres, sport and live music.
Trendy restaurants, bars and cafes are plentiful across the town, together with a range of museums, cinemas, art galleries and entertainment venues, particularly in Northampton’s Cultural Quarter, a true haven for art, music, and literature fans.
Stylish bars, restaurants and cafes
Northampton is also home to an impressive collection of sport and leisure facilities. Billing Aquadrome, Nene Whitewater Centre and the Benham Sports Arena, many golf clubs, a tennis centre and a skate park are just some of the active leisure options Northampton offers. The town also hosts the Premiership rugby team, the Northampton Saints, and the iconic British Grand Prix racetrack Silverstone is also just a few miles south of the town.
Excellent transport links
Northampton boasts excellent transport links nationwide. A range of options are available including trains, buses and impressive links to the road network, meaning that you are very well-connected when it comes to travelling to, from and around Northampton.
Northampton railway station enjoys a key position on the Northampton loop of the West Coast mainline, linking the town to the countrywide network.
Northampton’s North Gate bus station offers a variety of services to Wellingborough, Daventry, Towcester and beyond, and is a popular transport choice in the town.
Northampton is well-placed for road links. Served by a number of trunk roads, including the A45, A43 and A14, Northampton also enjoys a position near key junctions of the M1 (junctions 15, 15a and 16), meaning easy road connections to Coventry, Leicester, Peterborough and beyond.
- East Midlands Airport
- Airport code: EMA
- Distance from central Northampton: 52 miles
- Luton Airport
- Airport code: LTN
- Distance from central Northampton: 39 miles
- Birmingham Airport
- Airport code: BHX
- Distance from central Northampton: 47 miles