Market HarboroughMarket Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire England, and has a population of around 18,000. The River Welland flows through the town.
Market Harborough is located in a rural part of south Leicestershire and is roughly 25 miles south of Leicester. Market Harborough is near the A14 main road and is also served by the Midland Main Line railway. There is also a branch of the Grand Union Canal which terminates in the town.
Market Harborough was founded in the 12th century. It once had a clothes making industry, with corsets being made in the town. In the town centre there is an unusual mediaeval grammar school that stands on wooden stilts. The underside was once used as a butter market.