Corby is a borough status in the United Kingdom and an industrial town located in  the county of Northamptonshire in the England East Midlands. The borough had a population of 53,174 at the United Kingdom Census 2001; the town on its own accounted for 49,222 of this figure. Figures released in March 2010 revealed that Corby has the fastest growing population in England and Wales.  Corby is in a triangle formed by Leicester, Peterborough and Northampton. The Borough of Corby borders onto the Borough of Kettering, the District of East Northamptonshire and the District of Harborough.
 
Corby's closest neighbouring towns are Kettering, Market Harborough, Desborough, Rothwell and Uppingham. Corby is about 24 miles north-east of the county town, Northampton and is located in what was once the Royal Hunting Forest of Rockingham Forest.
 

Why visit?

  • Corby's shopping centre is home to a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. Whether you're looking for a new outfit or a bite to eat, you'll find it here.
  • Corby is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. From walking and cycling to fishing and golf, there's something for everyone.
  • Corby has a rich history, with evidence of settlement dating back to the Iron Age. The town was once a major steel-producing centre, and the Corby Steelworks Museum is a great place to learn about the town's industrial past.