This bustling, traditional town with a long history, is fantastic for shopping and eating out, and is rightly renowned for its lively markets.

As you might guess from the name, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, is a proud market town – in fact, there’s been a market in Market Harborough since 1204! And the indoor and outdoor markets in the pretty market square are still going strong. The town is a thriving and lively place with plentiful shops - both independent and High Street names, cafes, restaurants and attractive historic buildings, like the distinctive Old Grammar School, to discover.

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Things to do in Market Harborough
McCarthy Stone Market Harborough centre

Things to do in Market Harborough

Market Harborough is a town built from textiles and commerce, so it is perhaps unsurprising there is a range of interesting independent boutiques. In the centre of town is an attractive and bustling market square which hosts regular farmers markets and specialist markets. The Market Hall is open almost every day and sells everything from antiques and vintage bargains, to fresh food.

There are also many Market Harborough restaurants to sample, like popular Farndon Fields Farm Kitchen – they also have a farm shop - and the highly recommended Everest Lounge which serves Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian Cuisine.

More tips:  work up an appetite exploring Rockingham Castle  and its grand grounds, view the collections at Harborough museum, support the quality amateur productions at Harborough Theatre, or tee off at the friendly Market Harborough Golf Club.



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