June 23, 2015
As many of you know we are situated in Market Harborough south east of Leicester. The historic Market Harborough is known for its beauty, wealth of good quality independent shops, indoor market and more than its fair share of nice places to eat and drink.
We welcome you not only to our store but also to our town. If you’re visiting on a warm, sunny day like those to come we have provided you with a selection of some of the best places to go.
The Old Grammar School
This is perhaps the most iconic building of the town. Originally constructed in 1614, making it a Grade I listed building, the school stands on distinctive wooden ‘legs’ and now used as a community meeting place. It was successfully restored in October 2014 after falling into a state of disrepair.
Consisting of 10 canal locks on the Grand Union Canal, the Foxton Locks are an engineering fete from the 19th century. In order to get the most out of your visit you must visit the exhibits at the Boiler House where your family can interact and learn about the area’s canal life. In fact the Foxton Locks festival is this month you can find out more information here - www.foxtonlocksfestival.co.uk/
Looking for a Wild Day Out? Then you can do it all right here in Harborough countryside. Whether you’re looking for family fun or bachelor party games there is a wide range of activities to do. Archery, off road safari, paintballing, hover crafting, survival days, clay pigeon shooting and lots more. We are lucky to be situated so close to acres of wonderful countryside which Avalanche Adventure has taken full advantage of and we suggest you do the same.
As a market town, we have a focus on independent stores. This is no different when it comes to food, from cafes and tear rooms to dinner at Kilworth house, you can eat some of the best meals of your life right here.
Of course afterwards you can check out Market Harborough’s best independent furniture retailer Russell Francis. Our 3 storey showroom is in the centre of town and just a few minutes’ walk from the rain station. Pop in on your way into or out of town and you could be walking away with one of your best ever buys.