Loughborough, a university town, the university is renown for its sports faculty.
Located on an old site, the town prospered on wool, hosiery, knitwear and lace and the 1778 canal opening helped its 19th century industrial expansion, it was the one of the first towns to have proper sewage and drinking water supplies.
There is a good shopping centre with Carillon Court, a covered shopping mall, and Churchgate, now pedestrianised, is one of the old streets.
Charnwood Museum All about the Charnwood area.
Bell Foundry Museum The historic John Taylor premises with a well-equipped working bell factory.
Beacon Hill Country Park Enjoy a day in the country, with the best viewpoints in the area.
Great Central Railway Take a ride on the steam train.
Towns Near Loughborough To Visit - straight line distance:Kegworth (5.35 miles) Coalville (7.54 miles) Ruddington (8.63 miles) Melbourne (9.90 miles)