Travel Guide Intro
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Northampton is a small but growing town in the English East Midlands. Its medieval landmarks and scenic surrounding countryside give the place an appealing quaintness, but the modern centre is also a busy hub of commerce and culture. Students from the University of Northampton campus add a youthful energy, and the town really comes alive on game days, when beloved rugby club Northampton Saints play at home in Franklin’s Gardens.
Northampton: city layout
Northampton is located midway between Birmingham and London, ringed by fields, farms and thatched cottages. At the centre of town, its 13th-century Market Square still draws traders and shoppers.
Despite the bombing raids of World War II, many historic buildings have been restored and preserved amid the modern shops, bars and hotels on Bridge Street and College Street.
The south side of town opens onto parks and meadows along the River Nene and Grand Union Canal. Those waterways flow out into the Northamptonshire countryside, which is dotted with charming villages like Coton and historic market towns like Towcester.
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