Fun & Interesting Facts
Foxton Locks, built in 1810, are the longest and steepest staircase locks in England. Made up of two sets of five locks with a small basin between for boats to pass, it takes the canal down (or up) an impressive 75 feet.
An unforgettable airborne adventure awaits when you take to the skies on a majestic Leicestershire hot air balloon ride.
Go up, up and away from right next door to the spectacular Foxton Locks, just outside Market Harborough and admire this impressive feat of Victorian engineering from on high.
Whichever direction the wind takes you, beautiful views of open countryside await.
Keep an eye out for colourful narrowboats travelling along the Grand Union Canal, with Foxton Locks seeing up to 40 a day traverse up and down during the peak summer season.
To the east, with the right wind you might travel far enough to spot the 900-year-old Rockingham Castle.
Nothing compares to the unique experience of a Leicestershire hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights.