Kettering

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Leave the Tithe Farm travel south west for 11 miles to Wellingborough via the A428 for 6 miles, at roundabout 3rd exit on A509 for 8 miles and at roundabout 2nd exit on A5198 for 1 mile into town.

Wellingborough

A Saxon market town founded in the 6th century, situated on the River Nene in Northamptonshire and surrounded by 5 wells called Lady’s, Witches, Red, Whyte and Hemmings. The medieval town as been redeveloped into Swansgate Shopping Centre, but still has a mix of old medieval dwellings with the Castle Theatre and Wellingborough Museum.

Points of interest are Jacobean Abbey from the 10th century, the 1160 oldest building of All Hallow Church and the Railway Station Complex.

Wellingborough High Street

Wellingborough High Street

Wellingborough Regeneration

Wellingborough Regeneration

Wellingborough Market

Wellingborough Market

Resume trip northeast for 9 miles into Kettering via A5198 for 2 miles then onto A509 for 4 miles merge A14 for 2 miles at roundabout 3rd exit A6013 for 1 mile.

Kettering

A small town on the west side of the River Ise with a Saxon, Roman and Medieval history with the town’s high street dating from the Victorian era, now a pedestrian zone making it easy to browse the various shops. The local points of interest are the Crocket Spire of the Peter and Paul Parish Church with its Gothic architecture, having a hook shaped decorative element common in this type of structure, plus the 300 year old Fullers Church and the 1853 Corn Exchange found in market Square.

There are attractions close by like the oldest amusement park in England, opened in 1921 called Wicksteed Park. There is Broughton House belonging to the Duke of Buccleuch being a life long project of heritage, and the Rushton Triangular Lodge constructed in 1593-1597 which has a weird building with 3 sides, 3 floors and 3 windows on each side on each floor.

Kettering

Kettering

Kettering

Kettering

Kettering

Kettering

Resume journey east on the A43 for 10 miles into Corby.

Corby

A small town situated in the county of Rutland with a modern town feel. The Willow Place Shopping Centre has various shops and eateries plus a market containing 23 stalls selling array of goods. Local interest the fine churches of St John and St Mary’s.

The attractions close by are the 11th century Rockingham Castle, a former Royal Castle and Hunting Lodge constructed of limestone and sandstone and dating back to the Roman period. There is also the Deene Park, a 1514 Manor House containing furniture from different periods and many portraits. In the grounds is a Parterre wonderfully formed garden which over looks the lake.

Corby Willow Place

Corby Willow Place

Rockingham-Castle

Rockingham-Castle

Corby

Corby