An Autumnal Walk Around Abington Park

An Autumnal Walk Around Abington Park

Arguably, the nicest green space that Northampton Town can offer is Abington Park. It sits on the site of a medieval village, called Abington, and was gifted to the people of Northampton by Lady Wantage, the landower, in 1897.

Due to the park’s location, it’s easily accessible to most people.

The park is split into 2 halves with Park Avenue South running between the east and west sides. But, whatever side you wander around, it’s a peaceful and calming place to hang out. Photos taken Sept-Oct 2019 by Gill Morris.

The Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is beautiful.

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The band stand sees regular events with local bands playing during the summer months.

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At certain times of the year, the gardens are full of fabulous flowers…

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..and pollinating visitors.

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The old Manor House is now the Abington Park Museum which holds exhibitions throughout the year – some are free!

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Many people visit the park every day to do whatever they feel like.

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There are stunning trees everywhere – some of which have been around for over 200 years!

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There are a couple of lakes, home to a variety of birds.

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The water tower, built by William Thursby in 1678, still stands today.

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I also found a more modern statue made of stone.

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Throughout the whole park, there are some really nice views.

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Places to go in Northampton
Places to go in Northampton

Simply put – a lovely place to just be!

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