4-minute walk from Bus Terminus Station.
48-minute walk from Northampton Train Station.
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Training in Northampton
Travel to and from Northampton
RoadNorthampton lies nearby M1 motorway 15, 15a, and 16, which connect the town to London and Leeds. Both connect Northampton to the other towns in Northamptonshire and are accessible by a partially finished ring road.
RailNorthampton railway station is on the West Coast Main Line’s Northampton Loop, and West Midlands Trains provides services southbound to London Euston and northbound to Birmingham and Crewe. In addition, Avanti West Coast operates two daily routes to London. Until 1966, the station was named as Northampton Castle because it was built on the grounds of the old castle of the same name. The anticipated return of the Northampton Castle name following the station’s refurbishment in 2015 did not take place.
Northampton Railway Station
AirThe nearest airfield is Sywell Aerodrome, which serves individual aviation, flight training, and business flights. International flights depart from East Midlands Airport, Luton Airport, and neighbouring Birmingham Airport. The airfield also houses aviation-related industries and enterprises. There is an observation place for aircraft spotters near the airfield monument. The huge Hangar One facility organises several events throughout the year, as does the Pilots’ Mess cafe.
BusStagecoach Midlands mostly operates buses in the town from the North Gate bus terminal, with some routes provided by Uno. Stagecoach services the town as well as outlying villages and towns in the county, with connections to Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Rushden, and Wellingborough. They also travel to Bedford, Leicester, Market Harborough, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, and Rugby, among other places. Uno serves the university, Kingsthorpe, Rectory Farm, Abington, and Sixfields. Northampton is also served by National Express, which provides service between major towns and cities around the United Kingdom.
Stagecoach Midlands of Northampton
Map showing Northampton stations
Things to do in Northampton
Theatre and performing artsThe Royal & Derngate theatre complex, located on Guildhall Road in Northampton’s Cultural Quarter, is one of the city’s primary arts and entertainment facilities. The Deco, located in the town centre’s Abington Square, is a 900-seat theatre and conference centre that shares its Art Deco structure with the Northampton Jesus Centre. The Deco used to be a cinema in the 1960s; the Beatles performed there twice in 1963, first as unknowns as part of the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour, and then as part of their own tour.The Royal Theatre was designed by Charles J. Phipps and opened in 1884. Derngate Theatre has a capacity of 1,200 people and is a multi-purpose venue with an auditorium that can be arranged for a variety of events such as theatre, opera, live music, dance, fashion, and sports.
Royal & Derngate Theatre
Other theatres and music venues in Northampton
The Playhouse Theatre115 Clare Street, Northampton NN1 3JA, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 627791
The Old SavoyAbington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 491005
Warts and All TheatreWarts and All Theatre, Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton NN4 8AW, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 757222
The Picturedrome222 Kettering Road, Northampton NN1 4BN, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 230777
The Black Prince15 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 631752
Map showing theatres and music venues in Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Libraries, museums, and galleriesNorthamptonshire Central Library is considered as a Grade II listed building in the town centre. Other public libraries can be found throughout Northampton.Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, located on Guildhall Road in the Cultural Quarter, features a 13,000-piece collection of historical footwear, Italian art, glass, and ceramics, as well as visiting exhibitions and local history. There is also a smaller Grade I listed historical museum at the former Abington Park mansion, which focuses on local domestic life and the Northamptonshire Regiment. 78 Derngate, England’s sole house built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, houses a museum, an art gallery, and a restaurant.
Other museums and galleries in Northampton
Museum of Leathercraft2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton NN1 2EW, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 745681
78 Derngate78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01604 603407
Looking Glass Arts & HeritageHazelrigg House, 33 Mare Fair, Northampton NN1 1SR, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 07711 540546
Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway TrustHunsbury Hill Road, Northampton NN4 9UW, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 07368 936316
Map showing museums and galleries in Northampton
Sports venuesNorthampton Saints, a Premiership rugby union side, play at Franklin’s Gardens. Northampton Town, an EFL League Two football club, play at Sixfields Stadium. Northamptonshire County Cricket Club play at the County Ground, near the Abington district.Sixfields Stadium is a 7,798-seater all-seater sports stadium located in the Sixfields neighbourhood of Northampton, England. After moving from the County Field in October 1994, it became the home ground of Northampton Town Football Club. Coventry City also rented it between July 2013 and August 2014. Sixfields is a sporting arena that also has conference facilities.