It was first mentioned in history in 1086 as "Harlavestune," though settlement is believed to have begun much earlier. Roman coins have been found within the town, but these may have been left on a road or by a passerby. The manor house was built here in the 14th Century.
Today, Harlaxton is primarily known as the location of the grand Harlaxton Manor House, and for the tourism it brings in.
People Born in Harlaxton
Harlaxton in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1998 to film scenes of the movie The Haunting. We filmed on location at Harlaxton Manor.