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Wellingborough Things to Do

  • Go Bowling!

    AMF Bowling in Wellingborough is a place which is dear to me. Not only do i work there, as a receptionist durning the holidays i also bowl there. Friday and Saturday nights we have Extreme nights, where the lights go out, and out come the flashy lights, UV's and the music goes up nice and loud... real party atmosphere....Bar is open until around...

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  • This is Wellingborough's War...

    This is Wellingborough's War Memorial which was made to remember the soldiers who were killed in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Each year during November we remember the victims by placing red paper poppies around the memorial.

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  • This is the Tithe Barn located...

    This is the Tithe Barn located in the centre of Wellingborough. It was built in the early 15th century. It is made from local ironstone and thatch. It is used today for various functions such as church meetings, jumble sales etc. It is stange to see it as all the buildings round it are modern.

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  • Northampton Balloon Festival -...

    Northampton Balloon Festival - This takes place over a weekend in August each year. There are over 80 hot air balloons that take to the skies with massed ascents programmed for early morning and early evening of each day. Full programme of entertainment, arena displays, trade stands, fireworks etc. The balloon festival is held at the Racecourse...

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  • International Waendel Weekend...

    International Waendel Weekend - A walking, cycling and swimming event based in Wellingborough, attracts both local participants and many international visitors from the Continent and as far afield as Japan and Australia. The walk attracts around 5000 visitors each year. The event takes place the 3rd weekend in May each year.

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  • Althorp House - This is home...

    Althorp House - This is home to where Diana, Princess of Wales is buried. This was her ancestral home. Her brother, Earl Spencer, now lives here. This is a must see when coming to Northamptonshire. Althorp House is located close to Northampton and is open most days of the year. The entrance fee of £10 per person gives you access to the house and...

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Wellingborough Restaurants

  • Chinese Wonder

    Nice modern chinese restaurant, good space between tables so you dont feel like your sitting with another party. Staff were very polite and helpful, when I asked for recomendations they didnt say the most expensive dish which was nice. A good menu is on offer, I had the duck pancakes which were fantastic, and beware the beef in peppercorn sauce...

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  • My favourite restaurant is the...

    My favourite restaurant is the Dog and Duck Inn.The prices in the restaurant are good with a 3-course meal for two costing around £24 (excluding drinks). The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice (a really cosy feeling). The layout of the restaurant is also good as the tables are not too close together and the restaurant is on different levels. The...

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Wellingborough Nightlife

  • Bar/Club Life

    Bar life is a newly refurbished bar which has plush red sofas so you can sit down with a large group of friends. At around 10pm, club life opens and you can dance for half the night.7pm - 2am. Reasnably smart... trainers ok.

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  • Bush-Wackers

    Bushwackers is the new nightlife spot to open in wellingborough, and all sorts of speculation was held about what it was any good or not. Well on opening night, it was a cheesy disco area, with peoples ages ranging from 30 to maybe 60..... not my scene So far have not encountered a specific code, although i wouldnt imagine they would let u in with...

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  • W'boroughs Weatherspoons!

    Cheap drinks as, as is known in the redwell!!£1.20 for a Reef, about £1.99 for a carling or something... really good deals!!Very busy during fri and sat nights after 8pm! Food served daily, with BIG portions and value for money!! pretty much anything, althou i think they'd frown on too scruffy.

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Wellingborough Transportation

  • In Great Britain (England,...

    In Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland) we drive on the left. All our road signs are in miles instead of kilometres and our speed limit is in mph (miles per hour). The best way to get around Wellingborough town centre is to walk. The town is not very big and most shops are within walking distance. There is a train...

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  • Bus

    Bus's in wellingborough and around it are quite regular going as often as every 15 minutes and are reasonably priced. Catch one from any bus stop, or from church street in the main town centre for the widest choice of destinations.

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Wellingborough Shopping

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    Kings Road Bakery 1 more image

    by MrScamp Updated Jun 17, 2006

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    Wellingborough farmers market is not the biggest market but it does have a good selection of produce from fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and cheeses, meats and pickles, and plants. The stall holders are friendly and their produce is good quality..

    What to pay: Prices vary from stall to stall but fruit and veg are cheaper that the supermarkets, some are a bit more expensive but I dont mind paying a bit more for something that you cant get in the supermakets.

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Wellingborough Tourist Traps

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    A Typical 7 Seater  Black Wheelchair Hackney Cab

    by depal Updated Dec 4, 2005

    Vistors new and old - Hackney carraiges (the ones that you can flag down) are are either Yellow or Black. All prices are are meter based although you may ask the driver for a fixed fare, it will be up to him to agree a fare. Hackney carrages can be found waiting at the Railway station or the taxi rank on the Market Square near the Hind Hotel & Mcdonalds
    95% of all the black cabs are wheelchair accessable and they should not charge extra for carrying one. All the cabs will show a white plate on the rear of the vehicle to show its properly licensed and the driver will wear a badge to show he is approved. Not all vehicles are sign written so dont panic.

    For a journey with a fixed fare please ring and book a Private hire this way you can get a price quote first, again the driver should be wearing a badge and the plate on the rear of the vehicle should be yellow. Don't take excuses of either of these are missing dont get in and report to somebody if you feel that you are being harrased to get into a suspicious vehicle.

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Wellingborough What to Pack

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    by Raquelle Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I would suggest people to bring waterproofs and an umbrella when they come here. The weather is unpredictable all year round.

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Wellingborough Off The Beaten Path

  • Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum -...

    Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum - The Canal Museum portrays 200 years of colourful inland waterway history. Stoke Bruerne is a picturesque canalside village with waterside walks, boat trips, restaurants, tearooms and canal-side pubs. It is located south of Northampton, 10 minutes from J15 of the M1 and the A5. Tel: 01604-862229; Fax 01604-864199.

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  • Castle Ashby - This is a...

    Castle Ashby - This is a beautiful house located close to the village of Bozeat in Northamptonshire. You can pay to look around the house and gardens or if you are feeling rich you could stay there for a night or two. The prices however are very expensive. The house is popular for celebrity events and weddings. For more information please go to:...

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