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Visiting Market Harborough

Only one hour away from London (a commuters dream), Market Harborough is arguably the most charming, historical town in the East Midlands.

Based in South Leicestershire and close to Lutterworth, the town offers visitors an eclectic mix of boutique and branded stores as well mouth-watering restaurants and traditional English pubs nestled across the High Street.

You can quite easily spend a day wandering around, enjoying a coffee and basking in its beauty. That being said, there are some must-see gems that should be on your list of things to do!

market harborough town square

1)  Foxton Locks – Foxton, Market Harborough

Easily spend a few hours walking along the canal, enjoying the various barges going up and down the locks. Enjoy a restful pint in the local pub or grab a bite to eat in the cafe.

There is also a cafe nearby and a museum worth visiting.

 

Cost: Free. Car parking is available for small fee

When: Make it for sunset with your camera!

Info: http://www.goleicestershire.com/outdoors/foxton.aspx

 

2) Rockingham Castle – Rockingham, Market Harborough

Commissioned by William the Conquerer in the early 11th century, the castle has been occupied by the Watson family for the past 450 years.

Offering remarkable views of the Welland Valley, visitors can enjoy the well kept gardens as well as organise a tour around the castle. Fancy something a little different? The castle organises a whole host of special events throughout the year, make sure you visit their website for more information!

 

Cost: General admission for grounds only starts at £6.50 (adults)

Try: Afternoon tea

Info: http://www.rockinghamcastle.com/

rockingham castle near market harborough

 

3) Land Rover Experience – Rockingham Castle

For something a little different, why not explore Rockingham Castle in a 4×4? Land Rover organise adventure trails that are guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping!

Off-road sessions are always held by a fully qualified instructor and can be organised with lunch included!

 

Cost: Variable

Info: http://www.eastofengland.landroverexperience.co.uk/

 

4) Harborough Museum – Adam & Eve Street

If you’ve recently moved to Market Harborough using Pink & Jones’ Market Harborough removals team then this one is not to be missed.

A great place to visit with kids and school groups, the museum has recently updated its style and exhibits collections in a new and interesting manner.

Celebrating Market Harborough’s rich history, you can find displays from the Iron Age through to the Roman era as well as the quite fascinating history of corsets.

 

Biggest perk – it’s free!

Info: http://www.leics.gov.uk/HarboroughMuseum

 

5) Eat at Ascoughs

Voted number 1 restaurant in Market Harborough on TripAdvisor, Ascoughs is the go to place if you fancy some fine dining in a relaxed environment.

Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant menu offers mouth-watering dishes such as Honey & Treacle Glazed Rib of Beef or Pan Fried Seas Bass with Rice Noodles.

If, like us, you want to eat everything, why not try their testing menus?

 

Cost: 8 course tasting menus start from £36 per person

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Having worked in Market Harborough for many years, we firmly believe that it is a town for all to enjoy. Hopefully, our snippet of little gems in this charming town inspires you to consider visiting!