Located in the beautiful Welland valley on the borders of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire the picturesque town of Market Harborough is “one of the jewels of the East Midlands” and boasts many varied attractions for the group travel visitor.
Home to the King’s armies in the civil war, original home of Thomas Cook, travel agent and originator of the idea of group travel and William Symington’s world-famous soup, coffee and corset factories, the town boasts a wealth of history.
Sights range from the towns famous 16th Century stilted Grammar school and 14th century St Dionysius Church to the modern museum housed in the former corset factory,
The bustling high street still retains a unique identity with a wealth of independent traders alongside national retailers.
Lying at the heart of the town, the award-winning Market Harborough Indoor Market offers everything from locally sourced meat, cheese, spices and confectionary to Turkish Lanterns, fashion, haberdashery, jewellery and so much more.
The market, which is operated by Market Place, is open Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 5pm and on Sunday 10am to 4pm for its popular antiques market.
With traditional market days on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, a craft market on Thursday, and an antiques, retro and collectors market on Wednesday and Sunday, the market always has a great atmosphere, varied stalls and the central cafés, traditional fish and chip stall and dim sum eatery mean you won’t be stuck for tasty lunch ideas whilst taking a break from shopping for bargains.
The Market offers free dinner and drinks to coach drivers who use the drop off point directly outside, has coach parking just a 10-minute walk away, excellent toilet facilities and is a single level site for easy wheelchair and mobility access.
Nearby attractions include Foxton locks, Rockingham Castle and Raceway, Kelmarsh Hall and Lamport Hall, and being central and within easy reach of major routes including M6, M1, A6 and A14 Market Harborough is an ideal destination or stop off for parties of all types.
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