Corby flies a little under the radar, but when you consider that top-class attractions such as Rockingham Castle and Boughton House are on the doorstep of our Corby hotel, it makes you wonder why the Northamptonshire new town doesn’t have a reputation for being a great staycation spot in the middle of the country. Corby has modern entertainment venues attracting household name comedy acts, and there are plenty of great bars, pubs and restaurants around if you find yourself peckish or in need of a good beverage. We’ve gathered together our very best recommendations for you with this local guide. Take a read through and we’re sure you’ll agree that Corby deserves much more credit.
Things to do in Corby
Corby might not instantly spring to mind as a travel destination, but nearby you can tick off some of the best days out in the county. Our ‘Top 5’ includes a jaw-dropping Norman castle, three incredible stately homes and a beautiful adventure into the woods of Northamptonshire.
When it comes to retail therapy in Corby, there’s a couple of options to explore. Of course, much of the town centre is dominated by the Willow Place Shopping Centre, which should be your first point of call for a shopping spree. It’s where you’ll find High Street fashion favourites such as TK Maxx, Primark and H&M. The shopping centre connects with the Oasis Retail Park and Corporation Street thanks to the town centre’s pedestrianised areas, so it’s easy to wander around Corby’s full array of retailers.
Corby is a new town, so it’s well-connected by road and easy to reach if you were thinking of driving. It’s situated along the A43, A427 and A6003 and you can quickly get onto the A1, M1 and M6. Alternatively, if you’re travelling by train, you’ll arrive at Corby Railway Station, which has services to Kettering every hour. Corby buses also run to nearby Peterborough, Kettering and Northampton.