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Town and Country

There's so much to see and do in the Harborough area that is perfect for groups. From a day out with friends and family to a large group staying for the weekend, the area has something for groups of all ages.

Here's some ideas to get you started with additional information to be found from the various categories outlined on the homepage. If you have any questions or need more information contact Graham Peers, Tourism Officer for Harborough on 07715 638029 or email graham.peers@l-p-l.com.

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Town and Country

Start the day at our historic market town Lutterworth. After drop off explore the fabulous Church of St Mary with it's link to John Wycliffe, the notable theologian. From here cross the road to visit the Memorial Gardens to see the bust of Sir Frank Whittle and read about the invention of the jet engine. You are now in the town centre with a multitude of independant shops and eateries for you to explore or follow the Historic Lutterworth Town Trail to learn about the town and its history. A short walk from the centre is Lutterworth Museum with houses archealogical finds from across the area along with an extensive Sir Frank Whittle exhibition detailing the invention of the jet engine at Leicester Road in the town.

Situated within just a few miles of Lutterworth, Wistow Rural Centre, with its award winning maize maze is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The centre also houses Wistow Bistro offering superb refreshments and afternoon teas, Wistow Gallery, model village, garden centre, and a number of independant shops and boutiques all for you to explore. Across from the centre is the historic St Withans Church which dates back to the 12th Century. With easy access and parking and with so much to explore here, Wistow is ideal for groups and families alike.

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Town and Country

Start the day at our historic market town Market Harborough. After drop off explore the award winning Indoor Market before moving onto Harborough Museum. Home to the nationally important Hallaton Hoard the museum is housed in the Symington Building a stones throw from the market. From here visit the Old Grammar School and the magnificent St Dionysius Church adjacent to the school. You now are in the centre of town with a multitude of independent shops and eateries for you explore or follow the Market Harborough Heritage Trail to learn more about the town and it's history.

Situated within just a few miles of Market Harborough, Foxton Locks is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Colourful narrowboats, the famous flight of 10 locks and the industrial heritage museum, the BoilerHouse allow you to step back in time and see how boats travelled the famous Inclined Plane. With so much to explore here, this is ideal for groups who are keen to learn more about how the inclined plane worked and what life was like to live and work on the locks of Victorian waterways. The site also houses eateries such as the Top Lock Coffee Shop, Bridge 61, Foxton Locks Inn, and the fabulous Gin and Tealeaf, where you can take afternoon tea.

 
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