Rothersthorpe is a small village of medieval origin, in West Northamptonshire, 4 miles from the town of Northampton.

The village has a mixed Church of England primary school, and the church of SS Peter and Paul.

The M1 motorway with the Northampton (formerly known as Rothersthorpe) Service Area and junction 15A is nearby but mostly out of hearing as the prevailing wind is south-westerly.

The Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal, built in 1815 passes near to Rothersthorpe. Seventeen locks, taking the canal into Northampton and its junction with the River Nene, takes about two hours for a boat to travel through.