Earls Barton is the biggest village along Northamptonshire's River Nene and offers an array of facilities including a butchers, a Co-op, two pubs,a micro brewery and now the little wine tasting venue - Ruby and Claret, Indian restaurant, takeaways, as well as David Jeyes, the award winning pharmacy and home of the fascinating little Earls Barton museum, gift shop, dolly lodge and coffee shop.
There are several hairdressers and beauty salons, two doctors surgeries, an optician and private dentist, the well known Barkers factory shop, a popular vintage shop, as well as a Post Office, library and newsagents.
The village even boasts its own publications; there is the popular paid for Tower Magazine which costing 50p was first published in the early 1970's and is available from the White Mills office and the free monthly magazine Barton Today, to keep you up to date with the numerous activities that go on in this lively community.
For visitors to the marina who enjoy amateur dramatics then the Under The Tower Drama (UTTD) group will not disappoint. A NODA award winning society UTTD is also over 40 years old and holds two or three productions in the Church Hall every year.
There really is something for everyone, and it is well worth a visit.