What to do and see in Market Harborough, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 23, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 22,911 (2011) and is the administrative headquarters of Harborough District Council. It sits on the Northamptonshire-Leicestershire border. The town was formerly at a crossroads for both road and rail; however the A6 now bypasses the town to the east and the A14 which carries east-west traffic is 6 miles (9.7 km) to the south. The town is served by East Midlands Trains with direct services to Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby and St Pancras International. Rail services to Rugby and Peterborough ended in 1966.
Restaurants in Market Harborough

1. Foxton Locks

Foxton, Market Harborough, England +44 845 319 4808
Excellent
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4.5 based on 777 reviews

Foxton Locks

Reviewed By My_viewNY - Rochester, New York

One of the many scenic places to visit when in Leicester area. Easy to drive to, or bike. Lovely photo ops. Quaint pub for light snacks and drink.

2. Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Farndon Fields Farm Farndon Road | Farndon Fields Farm, Market Harborough LE16 9NP, England +44 1858 464838
Excellent
64%
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4.5 based on 361 reviews

Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Reviewed By Ann J - Leicester, England, United Kingdom

The fresh produce looks amazing when you walk through the shop, veg, fruit, fresh meat, bread and cakes to name a few, you can find more unusual items and gifts.
The cafe serves lovely food too. Not very pc but the loos are worth a visit!

3. Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England +44 1536 770240
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 278 reviews

Rockingham Castle

Reviewed By dedicatedtraveller - Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England

We visited as part of a coach trip yesterday... we, ie the 43 of, us were the only visitors!
Our tour guide was excellent. He told us so much information about the history of the house, it's various owners, and how it has ended up as it is today in a manner that was interesting, amusing and easy to follow. He kept all our attention all the time.
The kitchen and scullery I loved the most... very well laid out, as if it was operational.
Rockingham isn't overly large which I liked... and you could imagine living in it.. it wasn't so grand or ott that feeling 'at home' in it would be hard!
The Gardens were delightful... the 'elephant hedge' is amazing, the roses beautiful and the agapanthus stunning. The views over the surrounding countryside very far reaching and super in the Sunshine we had.
At the end of our visit we enjoyed a first class, huge! scone with jam and cream and a cup of tea or coffee in the cafe.... lovely friendly staff in there too.
It was a superb visit from start to finish. Highly recommend going!

4. Harborough Museum

Adam & Eve Street, Leicestershire County Council, The Symington Building, Market Harborough LE16 7LT, England +44 116 305 3627
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Harborough Museum

Market Harborough’s Library, Museum, Adult Learning and Registration Services have come together as Symington 1 on the first floor of The Symington Building, a former corset factory on Adam and Eve Street. The combined services at Symington 1 provide an exciting cultural and heritage hub in the heart of the community. The interior is designed to inspire, encourage and support learning for everybody of all ages and abilities, while the original exterior of the Grade II building preserves the manufacturing legacy of the site. Following its refurbishment, Harborough Museum features new displays that celebrate the history and people of Market Harborough and its surrounding area. As well as the return of the Hallaton Treasure, with items including 5,000 Iron Age coins and a Roman helmet, visitors can now step inside the reconstructed Falkner’s boot and shoe making workshop. With changing displays in a dedicated special exhibition space and a shared entrance with the new library, this is an exciting, fresh space for the town. From borrowing the latest bestseller to delving into your family history, Market Harborough library has it all. With an ICT suite, local history information and learning rooms, there is something for everyone. As well as over 33,000 items to borrow, the new Story Place combines museum exhibits with the children’s library so that families can enjoy learning and Reading together. If you are in need of a new job or a fresh direction, Leicestershire Adult Learning Service could help you find your way. Whether it’s a new language, an upgrade of your key skills or a new qualification, see where Leicestershire Adult Learning Service can take you.

Reviewed By BarryWalesAngie - Barry Wales

this is a lovely museum it is not that big and is aimed well for children it was great to see the horde of coins that was found. it is free to go into

5. Avalanche Adventure

Welford Road | Sibbertoft, Market Harborough LE16 9UJ, England +44 1858 880613
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Avalanche Adventure

Reviewed By DJLucas77 - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Quad bike excursion in the snow between Xmas and New Year. We were delayed with the sudden snow dump but other bookings had cancelled so it didn't hamper our ride too much. Good facilities for none riders, comfy, warm cabin with free tea and biscuits!...MoreThank you for your review. We do always try to keep out activities running, whatever the weather throws at us. We do recommend wellingtons or walking boots for the quad biking so I apologise if they was not conveyed to you prior to the event.

6. The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks

Middle Lock Gumley Road | Foxton Leicestershire, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, England +44 116 279 2657
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4 based on 62 reviews

The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks

Set at at the middle of the Famous Foxton Locks site, The BoilerHouse uses fun and animated films in support its historic collection of artifacts, to tell the story of Foxton Locks and The inclined Plane Boat Lift. 'Canal [email protected] BoilerHousse' reopened in April 2015 after a major Arts Council funded refurbishment. We now have films, a unique 'boiler game' and several screens telling the story. you can also download the Foxton App, this brings the lift and history alive out on site, the full app is £3.99 but it lets one adult into the BoilerHouse for Free! Children love the Boiler Game and the play boat, but the children are often old enough to retire! Wheelchair access is good, but you may need assistance as the site is quite steep. give us a call if you want advice. School parties and group visits welcome. Visit our website for more information. in 2018 we have installed new objects and upgraded our shop to make room for exciting new items.

Reviewed By Lynne M - Castlemaine, Australia

The Museum brings to life, life on the locks in this area throughout history. You come away with a much better understanding of the engineering feats used to create both the stepped lock and the now defunct lock lift and the life of the people...MoreThank you for your review. I'm glad you came away with a better understanding of the lift. It is quite an amazing piece of engineering.

7. St Dionysius Church

High Street | Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB, England +44 1858 469330
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

St Dionysius Church

Reviewed By AndrewUK2013 - Coopers Beach, New Zealand

Situated right in the heart of the town is this amazing building which is kept in pristine condition. I am glad to say that this building is open each day and is a place you can
spen a short time away from the hustle and bussle of the town.

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