Northampton in the East Midlands is a market town and civil parish known for its historic buildings, nature reserves, parks, museums and family entertainment. At 78 Dermgate, visitors can walk through a museum in a home remodelled by famed architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the early 20th century. To check out local history exhibits and fashion throughout history, check out the Abington Park Museum. Bird watchers enjoy traversing the wetlands at Barnes Meadow Nature Reserve, while at Sywell Country Park, the entire family can explore a natural butterfly garden or enjoy the onsite playground.

    Visitors can pay homage to Princess Diana at Althorp Estate, walking her family grounds and visiting her grave. Billing Aquadrome offers a theme-park-like experience with thrill rides, escape rooms and a swimming pool. Families also enjoy riding on a functioning heritage diesel train at the Northampton & Lamport Railway. At Icarus Falconry, you’ll get the chance to witness actual falconry exhibitions and get close to a wide variety of raptors.

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      Northampton offers a unique blend of historic attractions, lovely natural scenery, and ultramodern entertainment, gaming, dining and fun for the family. In this vibrant city, you can visit a working farm where you can get up close to goats, sheep and cows. You can visit the resting place of Princess Diana and see her ancestral family seat. You can go...

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