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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.

Tourist Attractions in and near Loughborough to Visit

Museums

Museums

Charnwood Museum All about the Charnwood area.

Bell Foundry Museum The historic John Taylor premises with a well-equipped working bell factory.

Kegworth Museum 5.4 miles Discover the local history of the area.

Outdoors

Out & About

Beacon Hill Country Park Enjoy a day in the country, with the best viewpoints in the area.

Manor Farm & Woodlands 4.0 miles Have a family day out at the Animal Centre & Donkey Sanctuary.

Bradgate Country Park 5.8 miles Explore part of Charnwood Forest.

Railways

Railway

Great Central Railway Take a ride on the steam train.

Days Out around Loughborough.

Visit the town of Ashby de la Zouch or try a day out in Leicester for shopping and a wander around the museums.

Towns Near Loughborough To Visit - straight line distance:

Kegworth (5.35 miles) Coalville (7.54 miles) Ruddington (8.63 miles) Melbourne (9.90 miles)
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How to get to Loughborough
Loughborough, A6 from Leicester, or Junction 23 or 24 on the M1

Loughborough Tourist Information Centre

  • Loughborough Town Hall
    Market Place
    Loughborough
    LE11 3EB
    Tel: 01509 218113
    Email: loughborough@goleicestershire.com
Hotels
Burleigh Court Hotel and Leisure
Loughborough University, Ashby Road Entrance (A512) Loughborough LE11 3TD

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Link Hotel
New Ashby Rd Loughborough LE11 4EX

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Ramada Loughborough Hotel
High Street Loughborough LE11 2QL

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Quorn Country Hotel
Charnwood House, 66 Leicester Road, Quorn Loughborough LE12 8BB

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Guesthouse At Rempstone
Main Street, Rempstone Loughborough LE12 6RH

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Charnwood Lodge
136 Leicester Road Loughborough LE11 2AQ

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Loughborough Weather
Friday 25th July
Day :Patchy rain possible26°C Patchy rain possible
Night :Clear skies14°C Clear skies
Saturday 26th July
Day :Sunny skies29°C Sunny skies
Night :Patchy rain possible15°C Patchy rain possible
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