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Market Harborough, the fascinating, old market Town of Leicestershire

May 26, 2020 5:17 pm

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Situated on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire is the fascinating old market Town of Market Harborough.  Located on land that used to be the Rockingham Forest it has a population of over twenty-two thousand people and lies within eighty-eight miles of the City of London.  Market Harborough is the administrative headquarters of the much larger Harborough District which has a massive population of over ninety-one thousand.  The market Town itself, is fortunate to have at its centres the old St Dionysius Church with its impressive steeple that rises up directly from the street.  Located next door to the Church and built in 1614, you will find the Old Grammar School, which is a beautiful old black and white, wooden building with a covered market area underneath its original first floor structure.

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The surrounding square is mainly pedestrianised and houses buildings of various designs and styles, including original Georgian buildings.

Within the boundary of Market Harborough are Great Bowden and Little Bowden, two small villages, both less than a mile from the main town centre. There are some incredible places to visit close by and having access to a car is definitely an advantage.  If you haven’t yet passed your diving test then you should contact a Driving Instructor Market Harborough at any recommended website such as https://demarcodriving.uk/ and learn to drive.

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If you are more interested in aeroplanes than driving cars then the Royal Air Force base situated in Market Harborough has a fascinating history having previously stationed; the Wellington Bomber, Hawker Hurricanes and Curtis Tomahawks.

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