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Market Harborough

The restored Union Wharf in Market Harborough is home to red-brick warehouses, most of which have been converted to trendy waterside apartments and arts and crafts workshops. What was once a bustling industrial quarter is now a hub of creative activity and home to hireboats. A great place to sit and people-watch as they set off on their boating holidays. And don't forget to visit 'Frank the Plank' the human sundial - and teach the kids to tell the time in a very different way.

General information

Address: Union Wharf, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7UW

Visit time: 1hr

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a small paid car park and some on-street parking

Toilets: Public toilets are available

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Walking


On site you'll see the Frank the Plank Sundial which on sunnier days is a super way of telling the time. This is also home to many hireboats, so you can find out all about canal boat holidays

Spot a boat

You will definitely see narrowboats here



You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks

The basin here provides some tranquil waterspace in the town. You'll get a chance to see waterfowl and sit back and reflect