New homes in Market Harborough
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Sitting on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the market town of Market Harborough offers a pleasant village life.
With a lively high street, lots of history, great transport links and lovely countryside, buying a new home in Market Harborough is great for all.
Things to see and do
The history of Market Harborough can be seen through buildings such as the parish church of St Dionysius, in the centre of town, which dates back to the 15th century. Next door is the Old Grammar School, which sits on wooden stilts and dates back to 1614. Whereas the Harborough Museum provides a great look at the town’s history through a series of exhibitions, artefacts and antiquities.
The high street is filled with independent shops and high street chains, various restaurants and pubs. In St Mary’s Shopping Centre, you’ll also find Harborough’s indoor market.
Leicester is also within easy reach for those who want to explore a city filled with attractions, great shopping, entertainment, restaurants and bars. Taking the train takes just 12 minutes, whereas a car journey is just over 35 minutes.
Highlights include the National Space Centre, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and King Richard III Visitor Centre. Great shopping can be found in The Lanes, St Martin’s Square and Highcross.
There are several schools in the area, making it great for families. Whereas the University of Leicester is around 15 miles away, taking just over 30 minutes to reach by road.
Market Harborough has great transport links, making it ideal for commuters.
East Midlands Trains serves the town, and runs fast and frequent direct services to Leicester (12 minutes), Nottingham (44 minutes), Sheffield (one hour and 25 minutes), Derby (49 minutes) and St Pancras International (one hour).
For those travelling by car, Market Harborough is around 15 miles south of Leicester, and can be reached via the A6. It’s 17 miles north of Northamptonshire via the A508, and 10 miles north west of Kettering.
Other central roads near to Market Harborough include the A14 road running from the M1/M6 motorway.
For those travelling by air, East Midlands Airport is around 50 minutes away by road.