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Brackley

A handsome market town at the southern most tip of the county, its centre now is the late 17th century market square.

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Brixworth

A large village rather than a town, Brixworth is however the most interesting and substantial settlement to the north of Northampton.

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Corby

Danish invaders settled here in the 8th century and gave it it’s name, Kom’s by. The town today is prosperous and busy.

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Daventry

Daventry blossomed in the 18th century, it’s economy benefitting from the increase in coaching traffic which was diverted here off the London to Dublin road.

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Kettering

One of the county’s smaller market towns with a charter granted in 1227. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul dates in this time but was largely rebuilt circa 1500.

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Northampton

The county town has been important site since early Saxon times - fought over by the Danes. In the late 18th and 19th century, Northampton grew in prosperity, the principle industry being shoe and boot manufacturing.

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Oundle

This is a town to walk around, to be surprised by and to enjoy. Plenty of shops and cafes and a bookshop to browse in.

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Rothwell

Rothwell is one of those towns that is preserved by it’s bypass, in this case the A14 which removes all passing traffic from the town.

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Rushden & Nene Valley

Along the Nene valley running north east through the county from Northampton a number of medieval villages and towns were spawned including Wellingborough, Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston etc.

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Towcester

The Roman town of Lactodorum, standing on Watling Street developed into a Saxon town and after the Conquest, continued to be of strategic importance leading to the building of the castle.

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Wellingborough

Wellingborough has a thriving museum and adjacent to it the new Castle Theatre.

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Northampton Brewery Trail

Northamptonshire has a long history of brewing. Ale was the staple drink from medieval times until the quality of the water supply improved. Beer was brewed at home and by brew pubs until these sources of production declined in the 1890s and were replaced by breweries.

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The Tresham Trail

The Treshams were one of the most important landowners in North Northamptonshire from the late 14th century - soldiers, politicians, lawyers and recusants - indeed their influence was in large part destroyed by the Reformation and their continual adherence to the catholic faith.

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Charles I and the Civil War Trail

Northamptonshire was much affected by the Civil War and was the site of one of the most important battles at Naseby. Below is set out a chronology with references to the principal Northamptonshire sites where significant events took place.

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