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Anstey, Leicestershire

One of the most attractive features of Anstey is the famous 14th century five arched pack-horse bridge crossing the River Wreake...

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Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

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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Battram, Leicestershire

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Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

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...

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Foxton, Leicestershire

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Glenfield, Leicestershire

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...

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Great Easton, Leicestershire

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Hallaton, Leicestershire

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

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John O'Gaunt, Leicestershire

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Leicester, Leicestershire

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

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Loughborough, Leicestershire

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.....

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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

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Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

This picturesque village is situated in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire...

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Queniborough, Leicestershire

A lovely village, where round every corner there is another visual delight...

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Quorn, Leicestershire

Quorn can be found between Leicester and Loughborough, it is surrounded by magnificent countryside and a wealth of visitor attractions...

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Rothley, Leicestershire

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...

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Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

Staunton was mentioned in the Doomsday Book when it was held by Henry de Ferrers...

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Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire

This is a quiet rural village situated in one of the highest parts of the rolling Leicestershire countryside...

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Wistow, Leicestershire

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