About Oundle

​Oundle is a quintessentially English market town with a population of around 6,500, sitting amidst the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire’s picturesque Nene valley. A bridging point on the Nene, it has been occupied continuously since the Iron Age.

Walking around the alleyways and paths of Oundle is a delight, with St Peter’s Church (with the tallest spire in Northamptonshire.) to help guide you back to the central “conservation area”, with mostly listed buildings, many of which date from the seventeenth century.

​The town was granted its market charter in the year 972 and there continues to be a weekly market and a monthly Farmers Market. Each year there is also an International Arts Festival, a Christmas Market, Food Festival, local music and drama festival and various other events including a Vintage Festival.

Oundle enjoys a range of specialist shops,many churches, restaurants, pubs, cafés, a bank, library, three supermarkets, and four schools including the renowned public school.

​There are also many walking, cycling and kayaking opportunities to enjoy nearby and much local wildlife to spot, including our omni-present red kites, Oundle is three quarters surrounded by the River Nene and has a sizable marina.

Oundle is twelve miles from the city of Peterborough, forty miles from Cambridge and 80 miles from London. A great place to live, visit and do business.

Taryn runs a brilliant children’s toy and clothing store in Oundle called Bumble and Twig. Taryn tells us why she loves having a business in Oundle, and how the community is vibrant and friendly with lots of locals and visitors supporting the town.