Northampton Tourism, United Kingdom

Visit Northampton - Best of Northampton

Northampton is a quaint, country-town located in the East Midlands of England. Situated at a distance of 67 miles north-west of the city of London, Northampton lies on the banks of River Nene. One of the largest and oldest town in the United Kingdom, Northampton has archaeological evidence of human settlements that dates back this town to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. After the establishment of the Northampton Castle, an occasional royal residence and regularly hosted the Parliament of England, this city rose to national significance. By the end of the English Civil War, the royal connection to Northampton Castle became less significant, thus limiting its growth. Since the turn of the Millennium, Northampton has continued to grow in the fields of architecture, education, science, and health care.

Home to some of the best markets, theatre complex, commercial cinemas, pubs, bars and clubs, libraries, museums and galleries, sport complexes, preserved round churches, media houses, and wonderful buildings like The Holy Sepulchre, Northampton Castle, All Saints' Church, Northampton Cathedral, Northampton Guildhall and the Express Lift Tower, tourism in Northampton sees its peak during the summer season. The city is well-connected and has a good range of accommodation options for anyone visiting Northampton.

Northampton Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Northampton tips for your visit

  • Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (UTC0) and Summer (Daylight saving time) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
  • Electricity: The electrical supply in Northampton is 230v 50hz
  • Languages: English
  • Internet: 3G and 4G services are widely available. Most public places and
  • Security: All traveller travelling to Northampton are advised to keep their valuables in the hotel safe. Club brawls are observed over the weekends, and hence the travellers are advised not to venture into unknown areas during late hours.
  • Closest Airports: London Luton Airport, Birmingham Airport & East Midlands Airport
  • Tipping: It is customary to leave 10-12% of the bill when eating outside.
  • What to wear: While the city of Northampton receives rainfall/snowfall on most days of the month, it is always advisable to carry an umbrella. Usually a cold city, kindly check the weather before visiting Northampton and carry clothes accordingly.

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Facts and Stats for Northampton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Northampton

    Know the pollution level of Northampton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Northampton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Northampton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Northampton.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.27 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.64 (Low)
    • Drug offense 77.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.36 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.55 (Moderate)
  • Living in Northampton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Northampton is 166.03 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.96 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.06 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.02 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.1 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 96.27 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Northampton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Northampton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.62 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Northampton Tours for you

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