We are taking part in Visit Britain’s campaign to let you know how you can Escape the Everyday to the Harborough district this Autumn. Set in rural Leicestershire, the Harborough district is the perfect place to take a break.
Explore the Grand Union Canal running through the district by foot, bike or boat. You can even stay on the water in a gorgeous Boutique Narrowboat. Visit the Union Wharf at Market Harborough which runs through to the iconic Foxton Locks, the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK
Head to Armourgeddon for the only place in the world you can experience a tank paintball battle. Discover hover crafting, axe-throwing and more at Axceler-8 or visit Avalanche Adventure for quad biking, DTV Shredders and other adventures. If you fancy go-karting, check out Sutton Circuit!
Discover the historic market towns of Lutterworth and Market Harborough and the gems they hold. Exclusive, independent retailers are the perfect places to find those unique Christmas gifts or to treat yourself! Stop for a coffee break, a lite lunch or a delicious meal in one of the many eateries across the towns. Be sure to check out the iconic Old Grammar School in the centre of Market Harborough and the famous Whittle Jet replica in Lutterworth.
History and Heritage
Book your slot at the Harborough Museum to uncover stories of the district. Walk through the history of the Kibworth villages using the Heritage Trails and explore the historic military vehicles, educational exhibits and movie star tanks (as featured in: Saving Private Ryan, Evita, Fury) at Armourgeddon Military Museum.