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Things to do in Market Harborough

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“One of the true landmarks of the UK’s inland waterways, Foxton locks has the largest flight of staircase locks on the English canal system. Completed in 1814, this amazing feat of engineering lifted the canal 75ft from the ‘Old Union’ Canal to the Leicester Summit of what was originally called the Grand Union Canal. The remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering uses two counterbalancing tanks, each of which would take a barge or two narrowboats. The Canal Museum at the Boilerhouse brings to life what is was like to live and breathe the canals in the 19th Century and there's also the Foxton Discovery virtual reality app allowing you to see the boat lift magically in front of your very eyes.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Built by William the Conqueror and was a royal residence for 450 years. Very interesting to look round with magnificent views. There are often events held there.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon tea at the Farm shop where you can also buy locally grown produce and organic meats and fresh fish. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens is an elegant Palladian style country house with a prevailing history of the 20th century. Built in the 1730s, Kelmarsh hall was the beloved home to three families across two hundred and fifty years. Surrounding the hall are historic gardens, restored to evoke their early 20th century designs, with a unique walled garden at the heart. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“This attractive and popular restaurant and spa is within easy driving distance.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing and the famous flight of 10 locks and the new BoilerHouse virtual experience. Foxton Locks Inn provides a great view point as well as tasty food”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bistro
“Very popular restaurant for a romantic meal. Normally need to book in advance.”
  • 5 locals recommend
High School
“We are just down the road from Nevill Holt which has the most amazing theatre. You can dine in the magnificent gardens, and the views are spectacular. However, the operas are so popular you need to be an early bird to book a seat.”
  • 1 local recommends
Reservoir
“A little gem, hidden from plain sight which is accessed from the A6003 Stoke Dry turn 2 miles outside the Town. Built to provide water for Corby steelworks, in the 20's. It was used by the RAF in WWII to replicate one of the dams attacked by Lancaster bombers of Dambusters fame. The priest hole above the main entrance to the Church in Stoke Dry was used by members of the Guy Fawkes Gunpowder plot”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Small but perfectly formed - the best fresh bread and cakes and coffees - take out. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Daytime cafe with great food, including vegetarian and vegan options on the village green. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Nice decor. Tapas Food. Bit rowdy on a Friday but quite a party atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic village pub only 2 minute walk serving Everards beer and great quality gastro pub type meals”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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“Amazing and the famous flight of 10 locks and the new BoilerHouse virtual experience. Foxton Locks Inn provides a great view point as well as tasty food”
  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Lounge
“Nice decor. Tapas Food. Bit rowdy on a Friday but quite a party atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic village pub only 2 minute walk serving Everards beer and great quality gastro pub type meals”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“The Nevill Arms is our local pub and restaurant with a lovely conservatory cafe serving breakfast from 9am. It is very popular with the locals especially on a Friday night. Sunday lunches are renowned and you need to book!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you fancy a day out in Market Harborough, then you should definitely stop at this fabulous waterfront bar which serves lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks. Try the platter and prosecco served all day everyday or the 2 course menu from £12.50 served all day Monday to Thursday, and Friday and Saturday lunchtimes or if you're really brave, venture upstairs to their Fizz and Gin bar open on a Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm and choose from up to 40 different premium gins or sample some of their 12 Gin Cocktails. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gastropub
“It doesn't get more traditional than this thatched pub with good food and welcome by Kate and Tim. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend

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