The Old Grammar School in the centre of Market Harborough, Leicestershire had to be raised in order to accommodate a butter market underneath it. The Nobel Prize winner William Henry Bragg, honored with his son for his study of the structure of crystals, was educated in this school.
The Harborough Museum in Market Harborough contains Roman artefacts among other things, including a Roman cavalry helmet discovered nearby in 2000 and which shed new light on the Roman occupation of Britain.
North of Market Harborough is Foxton Locks, a series of ten canal locks which makes a good day trip for families.
The Cheltenham Festival had its beginnings in the town, which is also important in the history of foxhunting.
There are several IT and data management companies in Market Harborough.