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Wellingborough town guide

Wellingborough is a delightful old town situated in Northamptonshire. Of essentially Anglo-Saxon in origin, the town sits to the west of the confluence of the Rivers Ise and Nene.

The town's five wells spurred its early development and the waters were popular with the early Stuart nobility. Traditional trades such as spinning, weaving and dyeing of wool and leather tanning and shoe-making became established in the town, creating a wealthy community. A market has existed here since medieval times, although now changed in character it still continues with a bric-a-brac stall and Farmers Market too.

The famous for Wellingborough School, an independent school, was founded in the town in the year 1595.

Not far from Wellingborough and easily accessible with a hire car is Althorp House, home of the Spencer Family and the resting last place of Diana Princess of Wales.

Also relatively near to Wellingborough is Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union canal and the site of a delightful museum of the Waterways and Canals.

Today Wellingborough is famed for the Waendel Walk, which sees thousands of participants walk through the borough's beautiful countryside.

The Billing Aquadrome at Northampton is an ideal holiday attraction with fishing, bars, restaurant, shops, free play areas, often a funfair during the season, amusements and much, much more.

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