Set in the heart of the Nene Valley, Rushden town centre offers a wealth of independent businesses as well as well-known high street brands within an attractive late Victorian/ Edwardian setting, an enduring reminder of Rushden's rise to prominence as a 'boot and shoe' town.

Rushden Lakes offers an exciting new dimension to the town with 30 acres of high quality shopping, restaurants and a 12-screen cinema. Opens up 214 acres of lakes for leisure activity in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Nene Valley for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Organised events in and around Rushden bring added vibrancy to an already bustling atmosphere within the town. See for details. Check out for ideas of the many ways to enjoy the town and the Nene Valley, including the Greenway, a traffic-free cycling and walking route for all abilities.

Rushden Town Guide

Rushden Heritage Trail

Rushden Town Council have released a heritage trail for residents and visitors interested in exploring Rushden's history. The linear trail comprises of 17 points of local interest for all to enjoy.

Maps are can be printed from the link below and are available from Rushden Hall, Rushden Historical Transport museum, Rushden museum and many other venues in the town.

Rushden and Higham Link Bus

Last updated: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 11:42