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Things to do in Market Harborough, Leicestershire


Market Harborough is a rare example of a planned medieval 'new town'. Market Harborough was created in the 12th century especially to be a market and promote local trade.

Markets are still held in the town on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30am - 5.00pm, with an Antiques Market on Sundays.

St. Dionysius Parish Church - The 14th century church, the superb spire is one of the finest in England.

The Old Grammar School - An unusual 17th century timber framed building standing on massive oak pillars, which pedestrians can walk beneath.

Market Harborough Museum - Presents displays on local life, and includes the Symington Collection of Corsetry.

Foxton Locks - Historic flight of 10 locks, on well-used Grand Canal, set in beautiful countryside. There is a shop selling traditional painted canal ware, a pub where children are welcome, which serves food and has a canal-side garden. Boat hire is available.

Foxton Canal Museum - Remains of an extraordinary steam powered boat lift now under restoration.

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