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Visiting The Area

Market Harborough
A shoppers haven. Apart from some of the "majors", Market Harborough has an abundance of exquisite specialist upmarket small shops. The Town Centre, with its mature trees and wide pavements has a very continental feel to it and there are several enticing alleys choc a bloc with more individualistic shops. Several good walkways around the town (all on the flat) and some spectacular gardens and floral displays, especially along the River Welland make this itself a reason to visit the town.

Market Harborough itself is excellent for shopping whether you are looking for clothes, house hold items or antique bargains. The market is held on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Surrounding Market Harborough are also lots of quaint villages and small towns with lovely shops, the kind you like to explore and seem to go on forever. The new Highcross shopping centre in Leicester is also easily accessible

Local places of interest

Rutland Water - approximately 20 minutes from the hotel:
This is the largest man-made lake in western Europe. Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new.

You can try energetic sports such as windsurfing, rock-climbing or canoeing, hire a dinghy, bicycle or fishing boat or just relax by the water and watch the action around the 25 mile shoreline.

Althorp House - approximately 25 minutes from the hotel:
Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. It became the focus of world attention following the tragic death of Diana Princess of Wales in September 1997.

Much of Althorp's charm derives from the sheer beauty of its setting. The house is set in 450 acres of idyllic park, much of which has remained unaltered over the past 500 years. The house contains a fascinating variety of furniture and ceramics as well as one of the finest collections of portraiture in the world. There is also an award winning exhibition depicting the life and work of Diana Princess of Wales, showing her Bridal Gown, childhood letters and much of Diana's work for charities

Foxton Locks - approximately 5 minutes from the hotel:
Set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside Foxton Locks is famous for its flight of 10 staircase locks on The Grand Union Canal, midway between Leicester and Northampton.

Many hundreds of canal boats pass through the locks every year, providing a colourful attraction. Wildlife, flora and fauna thrive in the ideal habitat. The network of footpaths and towpaths provide ideal walking, with a choice of many routes. The locks and surroundings are freely open and accessible to the public all year.

Rockingham Motorspeedway - approximately 15 minutes from the hotel:
Rockingham is a great place to visit whether you are interested in car racing, watching concerts or attending a corporate day and driving the cars yourself.



What's on When

  • Coventry Rhythm Festival

    25 May

    Previously the Coventry Jazz Festival, the Coventry Rhythm Festival has been expanded to include soul, blues, funk, Latin and other world music. Performances take place at venues throughout the city, including the Belgrade Theatre and St Mary's Hall.
  • FIA European Drag Racing Championship

    27 May

    Enjoy one of the fastest sports on the planet at Northampton's Santa Pod Raceway. Originating from illegal street racing in America in the 1950s, drag racing still has that underground allure and the smell of danger.
  • Leicester Early Music Festival

    27 May

    The Leicester Early Music Festival has acquired an international reputation for the quality and diversity of its programme. It encompasses the late May Bank Holiday with daily workshops and concerts, which makes it especially good for children, families and non-specialists.
  • Twenty20 Cup: Leicestershire Foxes

    01 Jun

    The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Leicestershire Foxes play their home games at the County Ground in Leicester.

  • Spark Festival

    31 May

    Kids are spoilt for choice at Leicester's Spark Festival, with events all over town. Storytellers, clowns, special magic shows and breakdance performances all help to make the city a children's playground every summer.