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Located on the eastern side of the Midlands, Northampton is a market town known for the festivals held there in the summer and is best explored by hire car in Northampton. These include a Balloon Festival and Country Fair. One of the many attractions in the county, all accessible with cheap car hire in Northampton, is Silverstone, home to the British F1 Grand Prix held annually.
Northampton and the surrounding area have a great range of accommodation available to suit all tastes. In and around the town can be found good quality, reasonably priced hotels and with budget car rental a short drive can lead you to some beautiful country house hotels.
Northamptons town centre pedestrianised making it easy to enjoy a walk around the many shops. In addition to the usual range of high street stores you can find many speciality shops situated just off Market Square. As night falls the town centre comes alive with a mix of modern and traditional bars and restaurants providing a variety of entertainment.
The history of Northampton and its shoe industry is displayed in the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. A great fire in 1675 almost destroyed All Saints Church resulting in it being rebuilt. Outside are the original medieval tower and a wonderful portico and inside the paintings and plasterwork ceiling are astounding. The original vaulted crypt is the only other surviving remnant of the original church.
The countryside surrounding the town holds many treasures to be discovered by visitors using cheap car hire in Northampton. Nature lovers are spoilt for choice by the country parks in the county that include: Sywell Country Park with its Edwardian reservoir and arboretum; Brixworth Country Park with awe-inspiring views over Pitsford Water (a Site of Special Scientific Interest -SSSI); and Coton Manor Garden, that is positioned around the 17th century manor house.