a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset
in the county of Cumbria
in the county of Greater London
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Standing on a hill overlooking Bradgate Park, Old John Tower folly is a well known Leicestershire landmark. Built in 1784 as a folly, it has 2 rooms and a distinctive mug shape. Apparently, the tower got its name by the unfortunate tale of a local man, Old John, who was the owner of a windmill that was previously on the spot where the tower was built. It is said that Old John whilst attending the birthday celebrations of the son of the Earl of Stamford, was charged with looking after the fire that had been built around a large flagpole. The fire got out of control, but John refused to desert his post. The fire caused the flagpole to fall, and it landed right on top of him, killing poor Old John. Old John tower was built as a memorial to him.
in the county of Leicestershire(3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction E)
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...
in the county of Leicestershire(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction N)
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.....
a Historic City in the county of Leicestershire(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction SE)
Leicester is famed amongst other things for its fine parish church which was raised to Cathedral status in 1927...
in the county of Leicestershire(9.5 miles, 15.2 km, direction SW)
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...
a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W)
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...All towns in Leicestershire
Comprising of 850 acres of land with roaming deer, Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's largest and most popular country.....
The second highest point in Leicestershire at 245m (802 feet) and containing a Bronze Age hill fort, Beacon Hill Country Park.....