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National Lift Tower
tel : +44(0)1604 587745
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Getting to the tower
Follow the directions below or enter your postcode to get directions from Google Maps (opens a new browser tab).
The National Lift Tower
From the M1 southbound
Leave the motorway at junction 16. Follow the A45 Weedon Road towards Northampton. Go straight over the roundabout onto the A4500 Weedon Road. The tower is at the end of a road called The Approach which is on the right hand side, just before the Saints rugby ground and the bingo hall.
From the M1 northbound
Leave the motorway at junction 15A and follow the signs for Northampton and then Sixfields. Go past Sixfields (KFC, McDonalds and Cineworld) and turn right onto the Weedon Road at the roundabout which has an Access self storage unit on the corner. Follow this road until you reach The Approach which is on the right hand side, just before the Saints rugby ground and the bingo hall. The tower is at the end of the Approach.
From the train station
The tower is a 15 minute walk from Northampton train station. Come out of the train station and turn right onto the main road, heading away from the town centre. Bear left at a fork in the road. The tower is at the end of a road called The Approach which is on the left hand side, just past the Saints rugby ground and the bingo hall.
There are a number of parking spaces at the bottom of the tower which should be used in preference to any others. If the tower car parking is full, please use the parking spaces around Tower Square marked “VP” for “Visitor Parking”.
14th March 2017
Link to a story from Studor on a pretty windy day
at the tower.
28th Feb 2017. New training brochure available here
6th July 2016. Some fascinating pictures of the
tower being constructed have been added
12th May 2016. New brochure available.
13th July 2015. Drone flight up the full height of the tower.
Superfast broadband in Northampton - we have recently partnered with a local company to provide superfast broadband into areas of Northampton that currently do not have coverage. The name of the company is Barton Broadband and the website is here. Please get in touch if you would like to find out if coverage is available in your area.
For information on booking abseils at the tower, please follow this link to an external website. http://www.nationalabseilcentre.co.uk.