Think of the setting for England’s finest, rural Market Town – mature trees, rolling fields, meandering routes, picture-book villages, rural activity, Bustling streets, stylish independent shopping, tasteful menus, fresh produce, quiet by-waters, intriguing waterways and the time to savour these experiences.
A place so rich in rural charm, so overflowing with intriguing waterscapes, and so stylish in the way life passes unassumingly by it’s a way of life to be envied. It’s definitely English. It’s wholeheartedly rural. And its market towns are a delight to explore.
Attractive Market Harborough is a lovely place for shopping, with its unique specialist shops and stylish boutiques. Enjoy a stroll around the pleasant town centre, with its intriguing 17th century timber grammar school on stilts.
Lutterworth lies west of Market Harborough and is famous for being the place where Frank Whittle invented the jet engine. The town’s museum tells this story. More aviation links can be found at nearby Stanford Hall, a grand 17th century house on the banks of the River Avon. Percy Pilcher experimented with an early flying machine here and there is a replica on display.
You’d naturally expect such a place to be over-run with visitors. But that’s reassuringly not the case in Market Harborough and Lutterworth.
Retreat to rural England… and rediscover yourself as well as some fabulous friendly places.