Easy into life on the Market Harborough stretch of the Grand Union Canal with a relaxing holiday within your own comfortable narrow boat in Leicestershire. Leave the rush and commotion at home and pull on some warm clothes for a smooth ride along the waterways of middle England.
The town of Market Harborough itself is a quaint little town halfway between Leicester and Northampton that is filled with small shops and restaurants if you want a day off the waters. Foxton Locks are a very popular spot to stop, built in 1810, they are home to Foxton Museum which gives an insight into the deep history behind this wonderful location. This stretch of the canal runs through the heart of Leicester which is worth a visit and features Europe's largest covered market which has been trading for over 700 years.
A selection of ABC and certain CBC class canal boats are available from Union Wharf and come in sizes of 4 and 6-berth which are suitably fitted for your holiday cruising adventures. Entertainment is covered by the Television, DVD and CD players on-board so you can take some of the comforts from home with you on the water. A microwave is provided to warm up your meals or even prepare something should you choose not to dine at the many pubs that line this route.
The Canal Basin
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