Towcester is situated in Northamptonshire. Although a relatively small town, visitors will find that there is plenty to see and do around Towcester. There are ample shopping facilities in the immediate area as well as plenty of eateries and restaurants. Visitors should make sure they see St. Lawrence' Church, which is believed to date back quite some time and could even date back to Roman times. The church is home to a Treacle Bible. There are a number of bells in the church tower, leading to an hourly chime that certainly should not be missed.
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The town of Towcester dates back to Roman times and is located in the southern part of Northampton. The town is eight miles south west of Northampton and about ten miles north west of Milton Keynes. A thirty mile journey southwest of Towcester will take you to the university city of Oxford.
The town of Towcester has population of about eight thousand eight hundred and fifty six however this number is set to increase, as there is a massive plan to develop the town and these include expansion plans.
The town of Towcester actually has its own Town Council that has limited powers. The town is also the administrative headquarters for the district council of South Northamptonshire. The town is located within the area covered by the county council of Northampton.
The town of Towcester has very good shopping facilities and there are three large supermarket chains within the town, Waitrose, Somerfield and also Tesco. There are also a large number of smaller shops and stores that stock a vast array of items.
The town of Towcester is probably most famous for its racecourse and this originally formed part of the Easton Neston estate, which is located on the eastern side of the town. There is vast number of important national event for horse racing held on this racecourse. The town is fairly close to the Silverstone Circuit, associated with motor racing and home of the British formula one grand prix.
The Saracens Head Inn, a local pub, is featured in the Charles Dickens Novel The Pickwick Papers.
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