With a population of just over 200,000, you’ll have realised that the town has significant infrastructure and amenities available on the doorstep. But there are some appealing urban locations edging the town that are worth checking out too. For example: Abington, which is known for its large Victorian and Edwardian family homes; Kingsley, which is in a conservation area and also plays host to some fine Victorian architecture; East and West Hunsbury, which now enjoy some lovely newly built developments; and Kingsthorpe, also in a conservation area, and definitely worth a peek if you’re looking for something listed or stone built.
However, for people attracted to a more rural location, there are plenty of very attractive villages surrounding the town that can provide the balance you seek. For example, if you head out east along the A428, you’ll soon discover popular little places like Great Houghton, Denton, and Yardley Hastings. Along the A45 you’ll soon hit Earls Barton and Great Doddington. There’s more this way on on our Corby, Wellingborough & Kettering page. To the north, there is a smattering of little villages, including Moulton, Pitsford, and Boughton. And then slightly further west, Althorp, Chapel Brampton, and Lower Harleston. Heading further east you’ll discover Nobottle, Little Brington, Brockhall, and Whilton. And then directly on the road to Daventry, you’ll soon reach Upper Heyford, Flore, Weedon, and Dodford. Switching to a south westerly direction, you’ll find Kislingbury, Bugbrooke, Nether Heyford, and Upper Stowe. And directly south, you’ll discover delights such as Hardingstone, Blisworth, and Stoke Bruerne, find more on our Towcester page in this direction.