Travelling around Market Harborough
Sitting within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, Market Harborough is filled with a rich culture just waiting for you to experience. With a skyline that’s dominated by the steeple of St Dionysius Church, a Grade I listed building, and modern-day amenities throughout, there’s something here for everyone.
With several modes of public transport available, getting in and out of the town is easy. Arriva operates bus services that’ll take you to Leicester and back via areas such as Great Glen, Kibworth and Oadby.
Market Harborough was once a small village founded by the Saxons between 410 and 1066, and its original name is believed to mean ‘oat hill’.
Well-known for its closeness to the Civil War, Market Harborough is near to Naseby, the site of the Battle of Naseby. Fought in 1645, this was a decisive battle during the first Civil War, which saw Charles I lose most of his infantry and officers, leaving the Royalists unable to field an army of that size again. A year after the battle, Parliament won the war.