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Union Wharf is located in the attractive and historic market town of Market Harborough. The Wharf is at the terminus of the canal close to Foxton Locks and the historic Incline Plane.
Phone: 01858 432123
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590
Address: Canal Basin, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7UW
Maps / Guides
Waternav App: E1, E3
Nicholson: N1, N7, N3
Lockmaster: L14, L18
Pearsons: P6, P7
Geo Projects: G1, G29
Union Wharf is located in a stunning canal basin location at the end of the Market Harborough arm of the Grand Union canal in Leicestershire. A fantastic base for a wide variety of routes, many taking in the Foxton Locks, a 10 lock staircase with handy pubs at either end.
Union Wharf offers everything from cruising to cities like Leicester, Coventry, Oxford and Warwick, to more rural and scenic routes taking in Braunston with its 2042 yard tunnel or the peaceful Ashby canal which is lock free!
ABC’s hand-crafted fleet of boats at Union Wharf range from a 47ft boat suitable for 2-4 people, up to a 70ft 10 berth boat for families or larger groups
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 the 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. Take the second left after the ‘Police station’. The marina office is on the right hand side.
From Birmingham International Airport
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.
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