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A dose of culture at Derngate Theatre

If you're looking to catch a show while in Northampton, the Derngate Theatre is your go-to. Located in the Cultural Quarter of the town, it's an impressive complex that combines theatre, film, music and comedy under one roof. The theatre is home to Made in Northampton, a collection of works produced in the Derngate by local writers and actors. Check the theatre's website for the latest listings from this talented bunch.

Explore Northampton's Cultural Quarter

Alongside the theatre, you'll find the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, which showcases the latest releases in a cosy 88-seat auditorium. Why not treat yourself to a glass of wine and a snack from the cinema bar? Elsewhere in the Cultural Quarter, the Northampton Museum and the Georgian 78 Derngate offer a quirky take on local history, while the NN Contemporary Art Gallery showcases the best artistic talent.

Escape to the country at Stanwick Lakes

Looking for an escape from city life? Stanwick Lakes is a sprawling 750-acre nature reserve in the heart of the Nene Valley, less than half an hour from the centre of Northampton. Walk the Sculpture Trail around Visitor Centre Lake, test your skills on the assault course, and try to spot the rare otters and deer hiding in the park. Looking for accommodation in Northampton? Book a stay at Travelodge Northampton Central Hotel, conveniently located half a mile from the town centre. If you're looking for something a bit further out, Travelodge Northampton Upton Way Hotel is also a great choice.