Northampton may not be the first choice for a mini-break, but did you know there are loads of things to do in this fascinating UK town? Whether you’re heading here for a break with a loved one, a weekend away with the girls, or simply want to spend extra time with the family, then Northampton has something for everyone! Don’t believe us? Then read on to discover things to do this autumn...
If you’re a fan of history and art then this is definitely for you. Located just 20 minutes from our budget hotel in Northampton is 78 Derngate. The now-famous house was a gift to Northampton model-engineer W.J Bassett-Lowke by his father as a wedding present. In 1916, Glasgow born Architect and Artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was commissioned to help re-design the house. It was a joint effort between himself and another designer, however, most of the interior design is Mackintosh’s contribution! Discover the history behind the house on your next trip to Northampton!
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Need a bit of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Then look no further than Delapre Abbey, just 20-minutes from our Northampton hotel. This hidden treasure is steeped in hundreds of years of history, which you’ll be able to discover as you take a tour! The Abbey has been designed to be interactive, so there’s no chance of your focus dwindling! You can also take a look around the gardens, all 500 acres of them! These gardens were once the pride and joy of the Tate and Bouverie families. There is also a walled garden where you can relax and enjoy all the colours that nature has to offer. Plus, the produce grown on the allotments is used in the Orangery cafe, so you know that your food is as fresh as can be!
(Photo Credit: Delapre Abbey, Facebook)
Hop in the car, and in less than an hour, you’ll arrive at the NEC in Birmingham, now home to the Bear Grylls Adventure! Choose from a number of activities including archery, high ropes and even skydiving! But the big question is, can you beat Bear? With every ticket, you get unlimited access to the assault course challenge, inspired by those that the Royal Marines have to undertake. Bear completed the course in just 1-minute 3-seconds, do you think you can do it quicker? Grab your team and see if you can do it quicker, you can do this course as many times as you like for the duration of your stay. Good luck!
(Photo Credit: Bear Grylls Adventure, Facebook)
Holiday Inn Northampton West is an affordable hotel just two minutes from Junction 16 of the M1. To check availability, click here or call 0871 942 9033 or email us
We stopped here on the way back from Silverstone to use the hotel's rapid charger and have a bite to eat.
Really impressed with the reception staff, hotel cleanliness in the lobby and the quality of food.
We enjoyed our brief 40 minute stay here so much we are considering staying here in the future for when we fly in and out of luton - which we do very often!
Can recommend the fish and chips and the lasagne.
Driver Friendly hotel too - serve becks blue behind the bar.
Im a lady on my own travelling from Spain to UK, hotel staff were exceptional I got back late last night so i had to use the carpark at the back and it was dark so the receptionist walked with me to my car shed only been working there a week so thank you so much ,the man on reception was really kind ,polite and helpful ,I would recommend to any ladies travelling alone it feels safe and clean loved it ,I'm also gluten and lactose intolerant and they even had gluten free food brilliant thank you and I will be defiantly be back.
Pleasant and efficient reception. It was a Sunday evening, and the hotel was very quiet with few fellow guests. Our twin room was on the ground floor. There were two comfortable chairs, a workbench, two very small bedside tables, and a wardrobe. The bathroom had a walk in shower. All quite compact.
The bar/restaurant was in the open lobby style. We had a good evening meal there.
Breakfast had a good choice, well maintained by a very cheerful chef. Fried or poached eggs were made to order, which helped keep things fresh.
Very good value for money.
Just an overnight stay for a wedding at nearby Dodmoor Barn. Hotel easy to find of M1, clean and tidy, staff friendly, large rooms well fitted with every thing you need. Breakfast excellent with options for all.
Stayed here for one night. Rooms comfortable and Clean. We were able to check in earlier to get ready without any fuss. Great Breakfast included. Hotel near M1 so very convenient but in a countryside location.
This is one of the nicest Holiday Inn's I've stayed at - can hardly fault it at all!
Special mention to the man who checked us in on Saturday evening, and the man serving in the restaurant that night. Both offered some of the nicest hotel service I've ever known. The receptionist took time to tell us a bit about things in the local area, and helped us make sure we get the best out of our stay. The waiter/bar man made the meal really special. There was a slight delay preparing some of the food, but the way he handled the situation was perfect. The food was all very tasty too - I had the Club Sandwich, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All tasted delicious.
The room and the whole hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. Felt very welcoming. The car park is big and free, and there was plenty of spaces available.
So happy I booked a couple of stays here, so am really looking forward to coming back in a few weeks' time. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a great weekend.
Lots of parking spaces neat to hotel and offered FCO. The welcome / meet and greet was good. Nice bar and bar meal offerings. Room clean and in good decorative order. Wifi good and intuitive to connect to. Lots of access to power points in room. Location of hotel good, very useful for an early train ride from Milton Keynes to London. Communal areas in good order, all in all, left refreshed and happy. Easy to find on Google maps. Will visit again.
Went here with a friend for a chill out. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Close to the M1 but lovely and quiet.
Rooms were lovely and clean. Ordered room service and this was brought up on time. Well worth a visit. Close to other towns and not far from Silverstone.