Market Harborough attractions

Market Harborough attractions

Market HarboroughMarket Harborough lies in the county of Leicestershire, an area of pleasant countryside and cities with a strong historical and industrial heritage. The fertile Vale of Belvoir (pronounced "beever") is overlooked by its stately castle, while nearby is Melton Mowbray, pork pie capital of the world. Leicestershire is a diverse county that is rich in both culture and history. The numerous museums in the county house many objects of local, national and international importance. Photo left: The old Market Harborough Grammar School, in the High Street, stands on huge oak legs. Photo right: Market Harborough Theatre.

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Attractions Grand Union Canal. The Grand Union Canal main line covers the 137 miles from London and Birmingham. Branches take it to places such as Slough, Leicester, Wendover, Aylesbury and Northampton. One end of the Canal is at Brentford on the River Thames, the other end at Bordesley Junction in the centre of Birmingham. At Bordesley it divides to join up with other canals. Branch passes 3 miles west of Market Harborough.

Grand Union Canal

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Attractions Foxton Locks, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. You can explore the locks and surroundings at any time. Some of the attractions on site have individual opening hours. Foxton Canal Museum Tel: 0116 2792 657. www.foxtonlocks.com. About 2 miles west of Market Harborough.

Foxton Locks

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Attractions Busy canal-side boatyard and shop, situated at the bottom of the famous flight of 10 staircase locks, on the Grand Union Canal. Foxton Boat Services Ltd, Bottom Lock, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA. Tel: 0116 2792 285. About 2 miles west of Market Harborough.www.foxtonboats.co.uk.

Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre

Attractions Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre, 14/16 Bridge Street, Rothwell, Northants, NN14 6JW. Tel: 01536 711550. Local artists from Rothwell, Kettering and other surrounding towns and villages display a wide range of water colour, oil, pastel, mixed media, ceramics and craft work in the first floor galleries. www.rothwellartsandheritagecentre.org.uk. About 5 miles south east of Market Harborough .

Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre

Attractions STANFORD HALL, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH. Tel: 01788 860250. Stanford Hall, built in the 1690s for Sir Roger Cave, is still home to his descendants and is one of the most exquisite examples of the architecture of the period. www.stanfordhall.co.uk. About 9 miles south west of Market Harborough.

STANFORD HALL

Attractions Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 5QS. Tel: +44 (0) 116 247 8030 / 8040. The museum is home to the Cold War jet collection - Vulcan, Victor, Hunter, Canberra, Comet, Lightning, Harrier, Seahawk, Sea vixen, Buccaneer, Jet provost, Super Guppy, Iskra, Jaguar. About 8 miles west of Market Harborough. Photograph of Vulcan Bomber over Leicestershire 18th October 2007

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