Kettering has a wide range of attractions that make it a great choice for an exciting day trip or longer stay.
The town is the home of Wicksteed Park, the Country’s very first theme park. This is one of the UK’s top 20 visitor attractions and it is located on the edge of the town, with easy access for visitors to the town centre.
The new state of the art Lighthouse Theatre provides a wide range of shows for the family. A range of hotels, restaurants and country pubs cater for all tastes and there is a wealth of heritage to be explored including museums, historic buildings and churches. More modern features include the award winning Market Place in the town which is proving to be a popular destination for tourists and film makers alike.
Home of teen singing sensation Faryl Smith, Kettering has been in the national limelight a lot recently. Kettering hosted the UK’s contribution to the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit which was filmed at the Market Place and the town was recently selected by Gok Wan as one of six towns to film his new TV show. In addition, Kettering’s Little Chef on the A14 was recently given a makeover by the culinary master chef Heston Blumenthal.
The town and surrounding area has an attractive mix of urban and rural landscapes which are picturesque and popular with amateur and professional photographers.
Not only has Kettering got some great attractions, it is well positioned too. Just one hour from London by train, Kettering is located at the very heart of England and is easily accessible. Three quarters of the Country’s population can be reached within 2 hours and the town and surrounding area benefits from high quality rail links meaning it is possible to have breakfast in Kettering and lunch in Paris. Now there’s a thought!