Harpole is a village 4 miles west of Northampton, off the A4500 (formerly the A45) about 1 mile east of the M1 Motorway junction 16.Harpole is in the district council area of South Northamptonshire where it is part of Harpole and Grange ward, together with the parishes of Milton Malsor, Kislingbury, Rothersthorpe, and Gayton. It is also in the area of Northamptonshire County Council and the Parliamentary Constituency of Daventry. The MP is currently Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative).
The M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junctions 16 and 15a are 2 miles west and 3 miles south respectively. It is 69 miles north of London and 42 miles southeast of Birmingham.
Harpole boasts three public houses: The Bull, located on the High Street; The Live and Let Live, located on Larkhall Lane; and the Turnpike or Beefeater, located at the Harpole Turn from the A4500 road). Harpole hosts a scarecrow weekend in September, during which thousands of visitors enjoy the views of the historic village.