The 10 Best Things to Do in Market Harborough, England

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.

1. Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Farndon Fields Farm Farndon Road | Farndon Fields Farm, Market Harborough LE16 9NP, England Shopping, Food & Drink, Sights & Landmarks, Farms, Farmers Markets More
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4.5 based on 471 reviews

Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Reviewed By ExHotelier - Leicestershire, United KingdomLeicestershire, United Kingdom

Past Use by Date

Bought 1 litre green top milk on April 13th, went to use it on 14th and it was sour. Checked date on container and use by was 12th April. With the high prices they charge you would think they should have a better shelf management.Hello, we are sorry to he

2. Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, England Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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4.5 based on 325 reviews

Rockingham Castle

Set on a hill overlooking five counties, Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror. The Castle was a royal residence for 450 years. In the 16th Century Henry VIII granted it to Edward Watson and for 450 years it has remained a family home. The pre-dominantly Tudor building, within Norman walls, has architecture, furniture and works of art from practically every century including, unusually, a remarkable collection of 20th century pictures. Twelve acres of formal and wild garden command splendid views over the surrounding countryside. The Castle is open to day visitors on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter through to September and from June on Tuesdays as well. Groups are welcome on open days or by pre-arrangement for a private guided tour on weekdays. The beautifully appointed Castle Gift Shop is situated in the courtyard along with our licensed Walkers House Tearooms which serve lunches, cream teas and wonderful homemade cakes.

Reviewed By Anthony K - Warwick, United KingdomWarwick, United Kingdom

Victorian Christmas

You’ll have to be quick to catch this as it finishes on 22 November! The castle is decked out for a Victorian Christmas 1849 with guided tours hosted by staff in costume presenting totally in character. Most enjoyable tour followed by lunch in the restaur

3. Avalanche Adventure Ltd

Welford Road | Sibbertoft, Market Harborough LE16 9UJ, England Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Avalanche Adventure Ltd

Farm based outdoor activity centre that offers a wide range of activities. With 15 Years of experience, we can guarantee that you will have a great time.

Reviewed By private1_90732 - LALA

Quad Biking Safari

Found them on a Google search and booked a quad bike safari. Booking was handled promptly and professionally. On the day, we eventually found the place. Signed the waivers and received the necessary safety gear, safety instruction and instructions on how

4. St Dionysius Church

High Street | Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB, England Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

St Dionysius Church

Reviewed By 2014Jandy - Nottingham, United KingdomNottingham, United Kingdom

Historic Church Open to Visit

This is a lovely church located in the heart of the town. It is open to visitors everyday and lovely inside.The stained glass windows are particularly good especially with the light coming through shows up the beautiful coloured glass.It has a large spire

5. The Old Grammar School

40 The Square, Market Harborough LE16 7PA, England Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites More
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Old Grammar School

Reviewed By 2014Jandy - Nottingham, United KingdomNottingham, United Kingdom

Town Landmark

We visited Market Harborough and loved this old historic building in the centre of the town. We discovered it was the Old Grammar School and looked well preserved and looked after.There was a small flea fair taking place when we visited so great for a bro

6. Harborough Museum

Adam & Eve Street | Harborough Museum is part of a cultural hub on the first floor of The Symington Building, Market Harborough LE16 7LT, England Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Harborough Museum

Following its refurbishment in 2014, 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 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.

Reviewed By bosskunga - Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide, Australia

Great collection, varied and interesting.

Housed in an old mill in the middle of town this is a cracking little museum. The iron age finds on display are first class. An entire boot makers workshop has also been moved in but looks like it was always there. The social history is great with enthusi

7. Foxton Locks

Foxton, Market Harborough, England Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 951 reviews

Foxton Locks

Reviewed By MikeLinda23 - Llandudno, United KingdomLlandudno, United Kingdom

Brilliant place

Chanced upon this area, pay & display car park, very interesting place with very helpful volunteers who explain etc as required. Nice bars serving quality food and overall a good area to spend half a day or more.

8. WW2 Gates & Garden of Remembrance

| The Square, Market Harborough LE16 7PD, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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5 based on 4 reviews

WW2 Gates & Garden of Remembrance

Reviewed By malc1005 - Kettering, United KingdomKettering, United Kingdom

WW2 Gates and Garden of Remembrance

A lovely set of gates, leading to a lovely, well maintained remembrance garden, where you can sit down, and remember those, who were lost. Well worth a visit.

9. The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station 10 Abbey Street, Market Harborough LE16 9AA, England Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites More
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Old Fire Station

Reviewed By malc1005 - Kettering, United KingdomKettering, United Kingdom

The Old Fire Station

A lovely, well preserved Victorian built Fire Station frontage, in an off the beaten track area of Market Harborough. Well worth going and having a look.

10. Victorian Market Harborough Railway Station

Market Harborough Delivery Office Rockingham Road, Market Harborough LE16 7PP, England Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings More
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Victorian Market Harborough Railway Station

Reviewed By Amin A - Cairo, EgyptCairo, Egypt

Blast from the past

Loved the coloured floor tiles! Quite a small station yet so much character. Modernised tastefully and a coffee shop to match its vintage appeal looks quite welcoming. Some indoor seating. Ample drop off space and brenches outside. A pleasant walk into th

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