Market Harborough Directory

Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 20,785 and is the administrative headquarters of Harborough District Council. It sits on the Northants-Leicestershire border. The town was formerly at a crossroads for both road and rail, however the A6 now bypasses the town to the east and the A14 which carries east-west traffic is 6 miles (9.7 km) to the south. The town is served by East Midlands Trains with direct services to Nottingham, Derby and St Pancras International.

Market Harborough has two villages within its confines: Great Bowden lies over a hill about a mile from the town centre; Little Bowden is less than half a mile from the town centre. The three centres have largely coalesced through ribbon development and infill, although Great Bowden continues to retain a strong village identity.