Northampton.  Not a town that is often mentioned when people discuss ideal tourist destinations or places to retire.  The Lift Tower and Hill Fort probably aren’t as recognisable as landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or The Louvre.  In fact, beyond The Saints, The Cobblers and The Steelbacks, people may not know much about the UK’s largest town.

So, what is so great about the town?  Why would anyone choose to relocate to Northampton at all?

Excellent University and Schools

The University of Northampton has long been an excellent institution of education.  For a long time, they held the crown in employability.  Not only can you get excellent education and an enjoyable experience with UoN, but their after care is first rate.

Recently the University built the state-of-the-art Waterside Campus, which provides an excellent blended learning experience for many students as well the traditional vocational and academic learning.

Moreover, if you are the parent of a younger child, Northampton has a great system of primary, secondary, college and academies.

Northampton University

Easy commute and accessibility to London

If you need access to London, then it is a short commute from Northampton.  In fact, it works out a lot cheaper to live in Northampton and commute than it does to live in the capital city.

Commuting to the city is regular and reliable.  And even if you drive, then Northampton is situated on the M1.

That means, Northampton is a relatively short journey to London and Birmingham, as well as Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge.  So, during the working week you are not spending a massive amount on your mortgage or rent, and are still able to make it to and from work in a reasonable time.

Northampton’s picturesque villages and greenbelt

Abington Park

Despite being the largest town in the UK, there is a lot of green in and around Northampton.  There are sublime places to relax, walk and play within the town, such as:

  • East Hunsbury Country Park
  • Billing Aquadrome
  • Abington Park
  • Delapre Abbey

However, if you wanted to go a little further afield, there are a lot of gorgeous villages peppering the idyllic Nene Valley.  These little places yield some great places to eat, drink and listen to live music.

Great for kids

If you are looking to move somewhere that your family will enjoy, the Northampton is certainly worth investigating.  There are some wild an unique activities that you can share as a family, as well as places that younger children can be entertained.

Check out these places:

  • Nene Whitewater Centre
  • Pinnacle Climbing Centre
  • Teamworks Karting
  • The Hub
  • Boost Trampolining Park

And great for the sports fan

There always seems to be something going on in Northamptonshire.  If you enjoy sport, then Northampton caters for a variety of tastes.  It is the home of Northampton Town Football Club (The Cobblers), The Northampton Saints, and Northamptonshire Cricket Club (Steelbacks).

And if that wasn’t enough, Northampton is a short ride from both Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit and Rockingham Speedway. 

Northampton great for kids

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