The town is mentioned in Domesday Book, and was granted its charter by King John in 1201.
Briefly, Wellingborough became a spa town in the 17th century, and was visited by Charles I and Henrietta Maria in 1628.
Traditionally, its industry was footwear but in the mid 20th century this began to be replaced by hi tech companies.
All Hallows Church dates mainly from 14th century, with a 13th century tower.
St. Mary the Virgin Church is a 20th century church designed by Ninian Comper. It has a large blue and gold painting of Christ in Majesty.
There is a thatched ironstone tithe barn dating from the 15th century.
The White Hart is 17th century, as is the stone built All Hallows church hall, while the Golden Lion has a minstrels` gallery.
Wellingborough School was founded in the 14th century.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Wellingborough for groups.