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in the county of Leicestershire
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About Burrough on the Hill

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Burrough on the Hill

British thoroughbred racehorse 'Burrough Hill Lad' was named after the Leicestershire village Burrough on the Hill, by owner Stan Riley, who was born and raised in the village. After a run of victories in 1984 including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Hennessy Gold Cup, and the King George VI Chase, Burrough Hill Lad was considered to be one of the greatest racehorses in the history of the horse racing.

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Bandstand in the playclose

Melton Mowbray (25 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction N of Burrough on the Hill)

An historic market town famous for its Pork packed pies and Stilton cheeses, both are savoured all over Britain and in many other countries...

Melton Road, Hudson's Cottage

Oakham (86 Pictures) in the county of Rutland

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction E of Burrough on the Hill)

For centuries the countryside around Oakham has echoed to the sound of hunting horns, for the vales and rolling farmland surrounding this sedate market town, have been the stamping ground for the counties hunting fraternity...

St Michael and All Angel's Church

Hallaton (18 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction S of Burrough on the Hill)

Easter Monday sees the villages of Hallaton and Medbourne engaged in a riotous 'bottle kicking' contest which is said to have pagan origins...

Kinchley Lane

Rothley (12 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(11.0 miles, 17.7 km, direction W of Burrough on the Hill)

Rothley is a delightful village with two village greens, one is flanked by some of the country's finest timber framed houses. The village shows a graceful selection of architecture including pretty Cruck Cottages...

Castle view at night.

Leicester (362 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Leicestershire

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction W of Burrough on the Hill)

Leicester is famed amongst other things for its fine parish church which was raised to Cathedral status in 1927...

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Rutland Water

Rutland Water (128 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction E)

Rutland Water is the largest reservoir in England (by surface area) and one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. Its.....

A picture of Watermead Country Park

Watermead Country Park (174 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction W)

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Leicester Cathedral, Leicester

Leicester Cathedral (16 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.1 km, direction W)

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Jewry Wall, A small piece of the Roman Wall still remains in Leicester City Centre.

The Jewry Wall Museum (15 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction W)

This is Leicester's leading Museum of Archaeology, showing an extensive range Roman finds as well as other unique historic relics.....

A picture of Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor (10 Pictures)

(13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction NE)

Called a manor but in reality this is the farmhouse where Isaac Newton was born in 1642. The house remains very much during.....

Foxton Locks, Near Market Harborough, 'Narrow Boat coming down'

Foxton Locks (37 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.1 km, direction S)

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Bradgate Park, Leicester, leicestershire

Bradgate Park (254 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.1 km, direction W)

Comprising of 850 acres of land with roaming deer, Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's largest and most popular country.....


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