Lots of Quality Independent Shops
Market Harborough, a historic market town with a mainly Georgian high street, is well provide with the major high street banks and supermarkets.
There is a fascinating small museum, highlights of which include the history of Symington’s factory which at one time was the world’s largest provider of ladies foundation garments. There are several internationally known shops such as Jaeger and Fat Face, and there are many independent shops, and the town is the home of the rapidly expanding Joules brand
Foxton Locks – just minutes round the road
Foxton lock is a unique patchwork of 18th, 19th and 20th century industrial heritage unmatched anywhere in the world. It is most famous for the ruins of the inclined plane boat lift, and breathtaking staircase of 10 locks on the Grand Union canal.
The National Space Centre - Leicester
Whether you are sitting back in the UK’s largest Planetarium to be immersed in a 360 full dome experience, challenging you on one of the 150 hands-on activities, blasting off to the ice moon Europa on the world unique 3D Sim ride or enjoying the six interactive galleries and amazing 42m high Rocket Tower, the award winning National Space Centre really is an out- of- this-world visit for all of the family.
Rockingham Castle - Corby
This remarkable castle was built on the instructions of William the Conqueror. Prior to the current Watson family ownership the Castle was held by the Crown. There are very few other homes that have been continuously occupied for nearly 1000 years and within that time been owned by just one family.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve - Rutland
The largest man-made lake in Western Europe, the 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for sport, leisure and wildlife conservation. This internationally famous nature reserve is managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl
Just down the road you will find the UK’s only U.S.-style speedway racing circuit with spectacular events. Rockingham is Europe's fastest racing circuit and a venue for race days, driving days, track-days.
Kelmarsh Hall - Kelmarsh
A graceful 18th century historic house, set in beautiful romantic gardens and surrounded by its own working estate in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside.