Northampton is the historic county town of Northamptonshire, with an industrial past and a modern present bridged by historic buildings, manor homes and some very old Churches. From Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 78 Derngate to the ancient 1100 AD Norman Church of the Holy Sepulchre, there are unique attractions here in Northampton that cannot be found anywhere else. You will need to get a car for hire in Northampton if you want to visit and see all these attractions up close.
Start with a visit to the tourist information center at Sessions House County Hall on George Row. Assuming you have already got your own vehicle or a car for rent in Northampton, you can now begin your city tour. Visit the Fishmarket Gallery and the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, and then 78 Derngate which is actually located at 82 Derngate. You can also visit other historic homes like Canons Ashby, Lamport Hall, Guildhall, Cottesbrooke Hall and Althorp Hall, which has an exhibition on the late Princess Diana. Do not miss the Abington Park Museum.
Apart from the attractions in Northampton, you can find a whole new set of fascinating museums in the towns and villages nearby. You can visit the Wellingborough Museum for a history tour of the region or the Irchester Narrow-gauge Railway Museum. You can visit the Canal Museum on A508 after Roade, the Cowper and Newtown Museum in Olney and the Glenn Miller Museum in Clapham.
Northampton is centrally located, no matter where or which way you want to go. You can go to Cambridge in about 1 hour and 25 minutes on the A45 and A14. You can just as easily go to Peterborough, Leicester, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Buckingham, Bedford, Oxford or London in less than an hour and a half.
There are at least 10 agencies offering a car rental in Northampton for visitors. You can find them dotted around mostly on Bridge Street and Cattle Market Road. Use an online service to find the best deal among the lot, and book your vehicle right now to ensure it will be there waiting for you when you come to visit Northampton.
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