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Pictures of Glenfield

in the county of Leicestershire

About Glenfield

This is a busy, thriving suburb of Leicester City which developed in the early part of the 20th century and which was further extended towards the end of the same century.

At the centre of Glenfield there is a pleasing square, this is surrounded by a number of properties and shops with the dominant feature being the church dedicated to Saint Peter, built in 1876.

Visitors to Glenfield will find all the trappings of administration, with the Leicestershire Hospital, Fire & Rescue Service and County Council Headquarters being sited in the area.

Throughout Glenfield there is a number of pubs, inns, multi-cultural restaurants and take-away establishments, together with large super-stores. There is also a Greek restaurant and the more traditional English fish and chips.

One of the nice aspects of Glenfield is its close proximity to open countryside and its easy access to Groby, Ratby, and Anstey with its delightful pack-horse bridge. It also gives direct access to Leicester where visitors will find majestic Leicester cathedral and a museum recalling much to do with the history of the city and surrounding areas.

Recommended towns & villages near Glenfield

Guildhall Lane, with the Guildhall and the Cathedral, Leicester.

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

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction E of Glenfield)

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

Rothley Railway Station

Rothley (12 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction NE of Glenfield)

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...

Taken in the Hall Yard Park looking towards St Simon & St Judes Parish Church, Earl Shilton

Earl Shilton (1 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction SW of Glenfield)

Earl Shilton is one of the largest villages in the County of Leicestershire. It occupies a rich rural landscape between the town of Hinckley and the City of Leicester...

Pestilence Cottage, Woodhouse Village, Leicestersire

Loughborough (74 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction N of Glenfield)

The joyous sound of bells made in Loughborough have been rung all over the world since 1858, the date that John Taylor of Oxford moved his foundry to Loughborough. Many famous.....

The Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.

Ashby de la Zouch (41 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire

(13.8 miles, 22.2 km, direction NW of Glenfield)

This town takes its name from the La Souche family, lords of the manor from about 1160. The Norman prefix distinguishes Ashby from other towns of similar name...

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Nearby attractions..

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

The Jewry Wall Museum (15 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.3 km, direction E)

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

Leicester Cathedral, Leicester

Leicester Cathedral (16 Pictures)

(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction E)


Bradgate Park, Leicester, leicestershire

Bradgate Park (257 Pictures)

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction N)

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

Old John, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Old John Tower (10 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction NW)

Standing on a hill overlooking Bradgate Park, Old John Tower folly.....

A picture of Watermead Country Park

Watermead Country Park (174 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction NE)


Thornton Reservoir, Leicestershire.

Thornton Reservoir (13 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.1 km, direction W)


The Old Man of Beacon, Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire

Beacon Hill Country Park (24 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.2 km, direction N)

The second highest point in Leicestershire at 245m (802 feet) and containing a Bronze Age hill fort, Beacon Hill Country Park.....

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