Map of Market Harborough St. Dionysius Shopping Railway Station Old Grammar School Symington's Corset Factory Shopping The Square Market Hall Settling Rooms Congregational Chapel Three Swans Hotel Theatre Catherwood House Peacock Public house St. Mary Of Arden The Chestnuts Cherry Tree Public House Remembrance Gates St. Nicholas Town Hall Welland House Welland Park Symington's Soup Factory Methodist Church Union Wharf Cemetry Skateboard Park Magistrates Court
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 Key to Map (interactive)
  1. St. Dionysius
  2. St. Mary's Place
  3. Railway Station
  4. Old Grammar School
  5. Symingtons Corset Factory
  6. Manor Walk
  7. The Square
  8. Market Hall
  9. Settling Rooms
  10. Congregational Church
  11. Three Swans
  12. Theatre
  13. Catherwood House
  14. Peacock Inn
  15. St. Mary of Arden
  16. The Chestnuts
  17. Cherry Tree Pub
  18. Remembrance Garden Gate
  19. St. Nicholas
  20. Town Hall
  21. Welland House
  22. Welland Park
  23. Symingtons Soup Factory
  24. Methodist Church
  25. Union Wharf
  26. The Cemetery
  27. Skateboard Park
  28. Magistrates Court

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Market Harborough

Market Harborough lies on the southern border of Leicestershire in the fertile Welland Valley. This market town, dating back to the early 13th century, enjoys good commuter links, being situated on the Midland Mainline railway, and just a few miles drive from the M1, A1 and A14, and about an hours drive from East Midlands Airport. The town is also accessible by the Grand Union Canal which terminates at Union Wharf on the northern border.

Architecture
There's a wealth of old and important buildings to see here, of which the most notable being the Old Grammar School, St Dionysius church and the Town Hall, all situated in the High Street.

Shopping
A shoppers haven, with low cost parking and recent additions to the shopping area such as Manor Walk, and more lately St. Mary's Place, along with a covered market three days a week, make this an attractive place to shop. Five major supermarkets are within easy reach of the town centre. A large proportion of the shopping centre has been redesigned in recent years, resulting in Harborough winning the Highway category of a Street Design competition in 1997.
There are two night clubs for those seeking the night life as well as a multitude of pubs and restaurants, and a Theatre close to the town centre.

Sport
For the sporting minded, there's a Leisure Centre on Northampton Road where you can go for a swim, train in the gym or play badminton etc. Kibworth Rugby Club have a ground in Northampton road, where there is also a brand new Indoor Bowling hall. Tennis courts are provided in the Welland Park, along with Bowling Greens and there are other greens on the Kettering road, and at the Conservative Club in Fairfield Road. Harborough Cricket Ground is located on Fairfield Road where there is also a Squash Club. Harborough Golf Course is situated just outside the town on the A508, Northampton Road, and for those who like horse racing, events are held periodically throughout the season a couple of miles away at Dingley. For motor racing fans, there's the new Rockingham Speedway within easy reach west of the town.

Leisure
Several good walkways exist around the town. These include the tow path on the Grand Union Canal starting at the Basin, The Millennium Mile Walk along the river Welland, and Brampton Valley Way which is along the disused railway line just off the Northampton road. The Millennium Mile and Brampton Valley Way are part of Route 6 of the National Cycle Network. Youngsters might like to try their hand at skate boarding at the recently renovated skateboard park in Little Bowden, and now a brand new Skate Park in the Welland Park. For less energetic pastimes, there is the Penn Lloyd Library in the old Symingtons building on Adam & Eve street, which also houses the towns Museum.

Gardens
Gardens to look round include those in the Welland Park, which have spectacular flower displays especially in the summer, and the Remembrance Garden in the town centre located near The Square, has a particularly tranquil air to it.

Local Paper
Harborough Mail:
Catch up with all the local news every Thursday.

Leicester Mercury:
County Editions available Monday to Saturday.
Both have their own websites.

Information
A local directory can be found on the Information Centre page, and a detailed analysis of recent events connected with Harborough, are dealt with by use of a TimeLine in the chronology section.

This page updated 04/04/2009. All photographs/artwork on this website © Frank Bingley unless otherwise stated. Please see copyright information.