New tourism guide launched to attract visitors

Published Wednesday 4 August 2021

A vibrant new tourism guide has been published to boost the number of visitors to the Harborough district.

Harborough District Council has produced the eye-catching Visit Harborough leaflet, which will be available from outlets across the district and beyond, to highlight what people can see and do locally.

Visit Harborough guide

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism and hospitality sector hard, with restrictions on the sector affecting businesses since March 2020. The impact of this can be seen in new data which shows visitor numbers to the Harborough district have dropped by 62% from 2019 to the end of 2020.

This new guide aims to significantly aid the recovery of the sector, by promoting the district to people far and wide. It will be distributed at attractions, accommodation providers, cafes, and other locations within the district, as well as surrounding counties and further afield.

Cllr Phil King (pictured), Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to showcase what this fantastic district has to offer; and will hopefully provide a much-needed boost to the tourism sector which has suffered greatly over the past 15 months. We have so much to offer in this district and we want people to come and see for themselves.”

The guide highlights the history and heritage of the district, along with family attractions, adventures, food and drink, culture and events, and accommodation. It will encourage people to look at the Visit Harborough website to find out more and to book their minibreak to the district.

Harborough district is centrally located, which means it is easy to reach from many areas across the UK. As more people look to travel in the UK this summer rather than abroad, it is hoped this can help inspire holidaymakers to visit the district this year, and in future years too. 

View the new guide can be viewed online at

You can also follow Visit Harborough on Facebook at @VisitHarborough, on Instagram at @VisitHarboroughDistrict and on Twitter at @HarboroughVisit.