Living in Northamptonshire

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Travis Perkins plc's Head Office is located in Northampton and has been our home from the very beginning since 1797. Northampton has an impressive heritage, famous for its shoe manufacturing and iconic landmarks such as The Lift Tower. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, featuring an array of stately homes all within a short drive.

One of the largest towns in the UK, Northampton has much to offer from fantastic food and festivals, to year round music and sports events with Silverstone just on your doorstep. A unique range of stylish independent shops and restaurants make Northampton a town full of surprises. 


Location

Northamptonshire is centrally located with great access to major road and rail networks. Three junctions of the M1 cover Northampton alongside other major networks such as the A43, A45 and A14 making the rest of the UK easily accessible.

Major cities including London and Birmingham are all within an hour by train, as well as popular tourist destinations such as Cambridge and Oxford which are equally close by.


Living

Over three quarters of Northamptonshire's landscape is designated as farmland, providing a rural escape just outside of the bustling town centre.

The area boasts an impressive array of outdoor beauty sites. Salcey Forest, Pitsford Reservoir and Stanwick Lakes are just a short drive away from the heart of Northampton’s centre. Not to mention numerous stately homes which are open to the public such as Althorp House, the final resting place of Princess Diana.


The town has a fantastic heritage. Its impressive theatrical presence at The Royal and Derngate is complemented by several iconic museums like 78 Derngate and The Northampton Shoe Museum.


Northampton is one of the only towns which can boast professional, prize winning rugby, football and cricket teams. From The Saints at Franklin’s Gardens to the Grand Prix at Silverstone, there’s a fantastic sporting experience with a lively atmosphere waiting for everyone.

On top of that the town has some great schools and very reasonable house prices, which are around 24% below the UK average. To explore Northampton further visit Love Northampton. You can also find a list of local schools on the Northamptonshire County Council website.