Kettering is a large town in north Northamptonshire. Kettering owes much of its heritage and growth to the arrival of the railway during the mid 1800s. Today the town is again rapidly expanding, this time as a result of the A14 (formerly A1-M1 link road), which connects the M1 with several ports on the east coast. Many new housing developments and large industrial estates can now be found on the outskirts of the town. Kettering is home of Weetabix’s (breakfast cereal) UK production. The Burton Wolds wind farm comprising of 10 turbines has also recently been completed now ensuring that satellite coverage on the north of the town is almost nonexistent.
The town is encircled on the west and south sides by the east-west running A14. The westbound A14 leads to the M1 (London) and the M6 (Coventry & Birmingham). Eastbound the A14 continues to Cambridge and eventually the port of Harwich.
East Midlands Trains runs a regular train service between London St Pancras and Leicester/Nottingham, often with a stop at 1 Kettering station. Connections can be made in Leicester/London/Nottingham to reach other destinations.
A cheaper rail ticket to Stansted Airport can be purchased if asked to go via Leicester instead of London.