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The University of Northampton looks to make an impact

Located just a few miles out of the centre of Northampton, the city's university is one of the youngest in the UK and was only awarded formal status in 2005. Since it was granted the ability to offer degrees, the university has worked hard to mark itself out from its peers by working on its 'social impact' and ensuring its students can gain the skills they need to go far.

Learn more about the local area

A visit to the University of Northampton is a great opportunity to discover more about the city and what it has to offer. Abington Park Museum is an ideal place to begin to discover local history, while train enthusiasts will love travelling on the Northampton to Lamport heritage railway route, which was originally designed by George Stephenson.

Get out and about in Northampton's country parks

More active visitors to the area will love getting out to visit Brixworth Country Park and its various trails, cycling routes and watersports. Sywell Country Park is another stunning area to explore, with butterfly gardens and walking paths that the whole family will enjoy. Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of Northampton? Travelodge Northampton Round Spinney Hotel is just three miles away, while Travelodge Northampton Upton Way Hotel is another ideal local option.