Canal Boat Hire Location :
Market Harborough is located near the
Grand Union in
Cruise down the Grand Union which meanders through some peaceful and rural countryside. pass through the Foxton Locks and visit Leicester for the National Space Centre.
Marina Address :
The Canal Basin, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 7UW
Directions to Union Wharf
By car: Leave the M1 at Junction 20 and take the A4304 sign-posted Market Harborough.Travel for approximately 12 miles and you will arrive in Market Harborough.Follow signs for town centre. Turn left at mini-roundabout.
Follow one-way system and at T-Junction turn left.Leaving the town centre behind you go through a chicane and continue up the hill passing the 'Police station' on the left.
Just before the 'Union Inn Hotel' (pub) turn left and follow the road around until you reach the car park.The marina office is on the right hand side.
By rail: The nearest rail station in Market Harborough is less than a mile from the marina. A 3 minute taxi ride or a 15 minute walk. For more information about train timetables and ticket costs please go to www.thetrainline.com
By air: Please use the train or National Express for transfers from airports. For more information please visit www.nationalexpress.com
Things to do from Union Wharf
Market Harborough - Located on the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire this is a busy market town mid-way between Leicester and Northampton a branch of the Canal was opened in 1809 and joins The Grand Union Canal and The Grand Union Leicester Line at the nearby Foxton Locks
Foxton Locks - Situated on the Grand Union Canal the flight of locks at Foxton was built in 1810 by W H Gwynne a very popular location with boaters, walkers and cyclists visit the Foxton Museum or watch the colourful boats make their way through the locks. Visit the museum
Leicester - There are two waterways running through the town the the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal. No visit to Leicester would be be complete without a visit to The Golden Mile which is packed with shops and traders selling South Asian food, clothing and jewellery. The has been a Market in Leicester for over 700 years and it is now Europe's largest covered market.
Space Centre - The National Space Centre is the only visitor attraction solely dedicated to space learn facts and mythical information about the planets and go on an interactive journey through six stunning galleries to explore the Universe.
Crick - Nestling in the Northamptonshire countryside and on the Grand Union Canal once a year this picturesque and quaint village becomes a hive of activity when the annual Boat Show is held enjoy the free boat trips or stroll along the tow-paths to the many pretty pubs and restaurants.