The county of Northamptonshire is situated in the East Midlands and has a population of over 680,000 people. Northamptonshire shares a border with Warwickshire to the west, Leicestershire and Rutland to the north, Cambridgeshire to the east, Bedfordshire to the southeast, Buckinghamshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the southwest and Lincolnshire to the northeast. The buildings found within Norhamptonshire can showcase different architectural styles. There are 194 Grade I and 377 Grade II listed buildings. Average house prices in Northamptonshire fall much below the national average at £176,000. Semi-detached and terraced houses are more frequently found than detached houses. The average price for a semi-detached house is £152,000, the average price for a terraced house is £124,000 and average monthly rental costs are £717. more
The county town of Northamptonshire is Northampton, which is where Northamptonshire County Council is located. Northamptonshire has a strong history in the manufacturing of boots and shoes, this industry is almost completely gone now, although Dr. Martens still has its UK base in Wollaston near Wellingborough. Large employers in the county include Weetabix in Burton Latimer, Carlsberg brewery in Northampton as well as Siemens and Barclaycard. The Daventry International Railfreight Terminal is situated in the west of the county in Rugby and is a major rail freight terminal.
The Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing circuit next to the villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. The circuit is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which is held every year. The Northampton Balloon Festival is also held annually in the county and offers hot air balloon rides, shows, live music and family entertainment.
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|Largest County City:||Northampton|
|Population density:||290 / km²|