Glass-fronted Northampton Train Station
Northampton Train Station has undergone a major investment and the new glass-fronted station opened in 2015. Services to London or Birmingham take around an hour and there are places to stop and grab a newspaper and get a cup of coffee, plus a cash point and car parking.
For something a little unusual, Northampton is home to England's only house designed by the famous Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 78 Derngate, and it's well worth a visit to admire the beautifully stylish interiors. While in town catch a show at the Royal and Derngate Theatre which has a varied programme including kids' shows and big-name comedians, or head to the stores at Grosvenor Shopping Centre. Racing fans will love the fact that Silverstone Circuit is an easy drive away or for a breath of fresh air visit the pretty Stanwick Lakes.
Breaking the code at Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park, where Britain's code-breakers solved the Enigma code during the Second World War, is now a major heritage attraction and well worth the 40 minute drive. Visit the huts where the codebreakers spent many hours, and find out how Bletchley was the birthplace of computers by heading to The National Museum of Computing on the same site. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Northampton Train Station? Travelodge Northampton Central Hotel, Travelodge Northampton Wootton Hotel, Travelodge Northampton Upton Way Hotel or Travelodge Northampton Round Spinney Hotel are all great Nearby choices.