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Wellingborough Introduction

With a storied history, carved by both the English Civil War and the Industrial Revolution, Wellingborough sits proudly to the north of the River Nene. Despite these influences, it's remained a market town since being granted its charter at the turn of the 13th century, upholding this tradition with weekly markets that draw a crowd come rain or shine. Wellingborough also hits the spot for outdoorsy types, with Irchester Country Park serving up oodles of family fun south of the river.

Hotels in Wellingborough

Discount hotels in Wellingborough serve up the perfect home base for budget travellers. These cut-price pads are often on the basic side but come complete with cosy rooms, free WiFi and either a free breakfast or a guest-use kitchen. Family-run B&Bs are another option and guests at these properties enjoy comfortable rooms, friendly service and a delicious morning meal. Then come the more upmarket options, one such example being a Grade II listed former rectory, where sumptuous suites are kitted out with spa baths, rain dance showers and pocket-sprung king beds dressed in the finest Egyptian cotton.

Where to stay

Wellingborough town centre is a hub of activity, thanks to the town's 4x weekly open-air markets and the plush Swansgate Shopping Centre. Travellers choosing a hotel here are also on the doorstep of a medley of dining options, as well as cultural attractions like Croyland Abbey and Gardens. A little way south, accommodation is also available along London Road. These picks are close to both the Wellingborough Whitworth Football Ground and a kid-friendly splash park, near the River Nene. Hotels in neighbouring communities might also be considered, as those within Wilby and Rushden are conveniently located off the A roads that circle the town.

Things to see

Irchester Country Park is easily one of the most popular places to visit in Wellingborough. It's a top spot for anyone who's yearning for a little outdoor time, though this former ironstone quarry proves especially popular with families looking to entertain the kids. Attractions inside the park include the usual hiking and cycling trails, along with the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum and Jungle Parc UK, the latter home to a high ropes adventure course with rope bridges and zip lines. Yet more thrills are served up at the nearby Santa Pod Raceway, where events include drag racing and monster truck shows. Wellingborough also offers a great base from which to explore the wider area, attractions within driving distance ranging from Northampton's majestic Guildhall and fascinating Ironstone Heritage Centre to the Althorp Estate and 16th-century Rushton Triangular Lodge.

How to get to Wellingborough

Excellent road links provided by the M1 and several major A roads make the trip to Wellingborough both simple and scenic, with drivers looking at a journey time of a little over an hour from Birmingham and around 2 hours from Central London. Travellers relying on public transport can hop aboard the East Midlands line, as it whizzes between Leeds in the north and London St Pancras in the south. Fly-in visitors might use the facilities of nearby Sywell Aerodrome, or indeed any of the 4 international airports within a 60-mile radius of the town.