New Homes in Duston

Whether you’re exploring museums, getting active at local sports centres or hiking through the countryside, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Duston. Located on the edge of Northampton, Duston is a suburb with a distinctive village feel, perfect if you want the best of both rural and urban worlds.

A quick history

Archaeological remains found in Duston date all the way back to prehistoric times, and are now on show at Northampton Museum. During the Roman era, Duston was an important industrial settlement thanks to its location on the road between two major market towns.

After the Norman Conquest, the area was home to a number of different noblemen and women who owned the manor. Iron ore and limestone were quarried in the area around the village during the 19th century, finishing at beginning of the 20th century.

Business and industry

Duston is close to a number of big businesses including; Blacks Leisure Group, Travis Perkins, XPO Logistics, and the Debenhams distribution centre. Northampton's main employers include; Barclaycard, Avon, Nationwide Building Society and Panasonic, all just a short commute from the suburb.

Things to do in the area

Being located on the edge of Northampton, Duston is within easy reach of its larger neighbour’s many attractions including; Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, the Royal & Derngate Theatre, and the stylish restored 78 Derngate.

If you love getting active, The Pinnacle Climbing Centre and Danes Camp Leisure Centre are nearby, while Delapre Public Golf Course is the ideal place for a relaxing Sunday morning round of golf. For walks with the family, there are lots of green spaces close to Duston including; Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Upton Country Park, Beckets Park and Abingdon Park.

For a spot of retail therapy, there are lots of high street stores and independent boutiques in the centre of Northampton, including at the Grosvenor Centre, Peacock Place and Weston Favell Centre, along with regular markets and farmers’ markets.

Other places of interest within easy reach of Duston include; Northampton and Lamport Railway, Delapre Abbey and the popular theme park Wicksteed Park.

Travel and commuting

Duston is well-connected by road, with the journey to Northampton centre taking just 10-minutes by car. The journey to Milton Keynes takes 30-minutes, while Banbury can be reached in 45-minutes and Birmingham in one hour 10-minutes.

The car journey to London from Duston takes one hour 45-minutes depending on traffic, or under one hour by train from Northampton station. London Luton Airport is 50-minutes away, while Birmingham Airport can be reached in one hour, so there’s plenty of choices when booking your next holiday.