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Old John Tower, Bradgate Park

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Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE

Old John is the distinctive tower and arch overlooking Bradgate Park and is Leicestershire's most familiar landmark. The Folly stands some 690 feet above sea level and was built in 1784.

 
Great Central Railway, Loughborough

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Loughborough Central Station, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Train rides are available every weekend and Bank Holiday throughout the year and daily in May through to September.

Rail Route: Loughborough to Leicester

 

Great Central Railway - Quorn, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW

Quorn & Woodhouse Station on the Great Central Railway has the added attraction, rare on a heritage railway, of a fully working sixty foot turntable.

 
Carillon and War Memorial Museum

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Queen's Park, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

Loughborough Carillon & War Memorial was built to commemorate the men of the town who gave their lives in WW1. Unique in Britain, it is the only purpose built carillon tower. Displays include a collection of medals and other memorabilia.

 
Charnwood Museum, Loughborough

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Queens Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

Charnwood Museum is a popular family friendly museum set in the heart of the beautiful Queens Park in the centre of Loughborough.

 

Steeple Row, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 4RE

The historic parish church of All Saints is a large and beautiful medieval building at the heart of Loughborough's ancient town centre.

 

The Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2SA

The Aeropark has a collection of 18 complete airframes on external display within the park with another 5 aircraft under complete restoration and 4 aircraft sections.

 

Parish of Emmanuel, Loughborough & St Mary-in-Charnwood, Nanpantan, LE11

Emmanuel is a large, growing Christian community near the centre of Loughborough.

 

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1AR

The museum is currently only open as part of a pre-arranged Works tour. Part of the world's largest working bellfoundry. The museum shows the craft techniques of moulding, casting, tuning and the fitting up of bells.

 

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Near the Parish Church, Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UW

The Old Rectory Museum is a rare stone 13th century manor house, featuring displays of archaeological finds, and local history.

 

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12

Quorn On-line Museum - where Quorn's history and memories are waiting for you to discover and enjoy them! Visit our website www.quornmuseum.com and browse through over 1,600 artefacts.

 

Old School Rooms, 3 School Street, Rothley, Leicester, LE12

A church building certainly existed on the current site at least by the beginning of the 11th century. The Doomsday Book (1086) records a ‘priest’ in Rothley.

 

St Mary the Virgin & St John the Baptist, Church St, Rothley, Leicester, LE7 7PD

A church building certainly existed on the current site at least by the beginning of the 11th century. The Doomsday Book (1086) records a ‘priest’ in Rothley.

 

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Mill Farm Hathern Road, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9RP

There has been a mill on this site since the Dooms Day and the present mill dates back to the 18th century. The mill was once part of the Garendon Estate until the mid 1970s, and is now under private ownership. Open on special open days.

 

Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5SQ

Sir Christopher Packe acquired the estates of Cotes and Prestwold in the mid-seventeenth century. Initially he and his family lived at the fine Cotes Park House but his eldest son was described as being 'of Prestwold' by the year 1682.

 

St Leonards Church, The Rectory, 165 Main Street, Swithland, Leicestershire, LE12 8TQ

As the parish church of Swithland, The present ground-plan of the church was established in 1727, when the south aisle was enlarged to its present width – to improve the chapel for the Danvers family.

 

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Bond Lane, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 7AR

Motor museum housing impressive collection of vintage motor cars, motor cycles and memorabilia including Leicestershire's first motor bus, recently restored.

 

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Ulverscroft, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67

The home of a family who lived and loved the Arts & Crafts. Built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sydney, Stoneywell zigzags from its rocky outcrop, amid rhododendrons and heather.