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Population: 8100
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Desborough is a town in Northamptonshire, some five miles north-west of Kettering. The town's origins lie in the Bronze Age some 2000 years BC. Urns from this period have been found in and around the town. The 1st Century 'Desborough Mirror' is now in the British Museum along with an Anglo-Saxon necklace found in the Paddock Lane area of the town. Other stone artefacts are on display in the parish church of St Giles. The economy of Desborough mainly blossomed due to the spinning and weaving industries, specialising in silk by the nineteenth century. If you are interested in history, you should visit St. Giles Church in Desborough which dates back to 1225 AD and is believed to stand on the remains of an earlier Anglo Saxon church. The Old Manor House in Gold Street retains many features of its late 17th century origins. Ferdinando Poulton, a Roman Catholic lawyer was Lord of the Manor and reputedly one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators. Desborough was one of the first towns to start its own Cooperative Society, which dominated the town for many years. Recently, that monopoly has gone and in the view of some of the locals this has improved investment in the town centre.


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Travel Plaza (1.28 miles)

Travel Plaza

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This recently refurbished hotel boasts 32 generously sized rooms fitted as standard with King sized beds and a pull out sofa bed suitable for children under the age of 12. ... More

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Rothwell House Hotel (1.48 miles)

Rothwell House Hotel

The Rothwell House Hotel is located in the heart of the quaint and historic town of Rothwell. The hotel has established a reputation for providing a warm and friendly 'home from home' atmosphere offering comfortable ... More | visit website

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Church Farm Lodge (2.60 miles)

Church Farm Lodge

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Tucked away in one of Northamptonshire’s most attractive villages, Church Farm Lodge offers an alternative for business travellers.With good road links to the county’s main business centres and beyond, the ... More

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Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa (2.65 miles)

Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa

Elegant country house hotel set in its own parkland. Luxurious, individually designed en-suite bedrooms with plasma tvs and broadband. Exquiste state rooms available for private dining, conferences and special events. Enjoy high tea in the ... More | visit website

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The Bulls Head (3.21 miles)

The Bulls Head
The Bull's Head is more than a pub restaurant. Stay in one of our 8 en-suite rooms contained in the newly constructed annexe at the rear of the licensed premises which provide a peaceful location ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Kettering (3.74 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Kettering (3.93 miles)

Premier Inn Kettering
Conveniently located for Kettering train station. For shops and local amenities Kettering town centre is only 1.5 miles away. Local attractions include Kettering Leisure Village, Rockingham Speedway, Rockingham castle and Wicksteed theme park. Our Kettering Premier ... More | visit website
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Brooklyn House (4.44 miles)

Brooklyn House
Brooklyn House is a privately owned Bed and Breakfast, situated in a tree lined avenue, it's three guest rooms all offer a clean and comfortable stay in a peaceful, warm and friendly atmosphere Comfortable accommodation ... More | visit website
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The Red LIon (4.75 miles)

The Red LIon

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Our three bedrooms are well appointed with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have TV, DVD (DVD's available on request) and tea and coffee making facilities with full hospitality tray. Our rooms ... More

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George Hotel (4.88 miles)

George Hotel

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Conveniently located in Kettering town centre, opposite Saint Peter’s and Saint Paul’s church and the council buildings, this friendly hotel was once a traditional 16th century coaching inn.

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