About the county

Northamptonshire is located in the midlands and has a population of around 700,000 people.  Bordering counties include Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire.  Northamptonshire is split into 7 distinct districts which include South Northamptonshire, Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northamptonshire.  Northampton is the county town and is situated in the south of the county, other main populated towns include Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Wellingborough amongst others.

The main density of the population is to be found in the Central band of the county running along with the main road and rail links.  Other areas are fairly rural with small towns and villages making up the remainder of the population.

Northampton is ideally placed for commuters to the north and the south with the M1 motorway running through the county and easy access to the M6 heading North West.  The main west line rail link which runs through to London Euston and Manchester, Glasgow is a service for Northampton and Long Buckby.  The midland main line which also runs through the county serves Wellingborough and Kettering.  The county is also within easy reach access to Birmingham International Airport via road and rail, flying is an easy option with destinations all over Europe and the World.

The terrain of the county is largely agricultural, pastoral and forestry.  There are a number of rivers running through the county including the river Nene and two canals, the Oxford and the Grand Union Canal.  Northamptonshire has a diverse number of places of interest there are main sporting arenas including the Silverstone Race Track and the Northampton County Cricket Club, manor houses including Althorp, a castle at Rockingham and numerous country parks including Daventry and Whittlewood.

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