Welcome to Charnwood | GoLeicestershire

Welcome to Charnwood

Whether you want to shop till you drop, enjoy tasty food and drink, explore the countryside or enjoy fun-filled family days out, you'll find lots of great ideas on where to visit in Loughborough and the surrounding Charnwood countryside.

Throughout the year there is a calendar packed with events, from the annual Loughborough Street Fair and the award-winning panto at Loughborough Town Hall to woodland food festivals and performances in Bradgate Park.

Loughborough is a thriving market town in the heart of Charnwood’s rolling countryside. It offers a wide range of shopping, tasty eating out experiences, fun family attractions, vibrant events and plenty of places to explore. Ladybird Books were once published in Loughborough and are fondly remembered by generations of people.

The town is home to the highly acclaimed Loughborough University and its thousands of students who add a lively buzz to an already bustling community. With a compact shopping centre, the main pedestrianised Market Place joins together two shopping areas and boasts a thriving and varied market. There is a great mix of young, vibrant bars and clubs as well as more relaxed, laid-back restaurants, cafés and tearooms.

Stonehurst Farm | GoLeicestershire

Days out

Loughborough | GoLeicestershire

Events and festivals

Quorn Grange Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Stay overnight

Must visit ...

Stonehurst Farm | GoLeicestershire

Stonehurst Farm

A great family day out, fresh produce on sale straight from the farm and fresh cakes and a tasty menu in the tearoom.

Quorn Grange Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Quorn Grange Hotel

Book an afternoon tea, lunch or evening meal for a special occasion - or perhaps an overnight stay.

Great Central Railway | GoLeicestershire

Great Central Railway

The UK's only double track, main line heritage railway, a great day out for everyone. Special events and dining opportunities galore. 

Charnwood Museum | GoLeicestershire

Charnwood Museum

Dig through layers of the town's history and watch out for the Barrow Kipper! This Jurassic marine reptile 'swims' under the floor of the Museum.

Holywell House

Holywell Guest House

Offers an experience of a time gone by, with breakfast served on a beautiful table fully set out and quality beds and bathrooms to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.

The Outwoods |GoLeicestershire

The Outwoods

110 acres of ancient woodland with an easy access path, a bird feeding station and children's play area.

The White Horse, Quorn | GoLeicestershire

The White Horse, Quorn

Traditional country pub serving steaks and seafood with a lively events diary throughout the year.

Beacon Hill Country Park | GoLeicestershire

Beacon Hill Country Park

At 248m, the summit of Beacon Hill boasts panoramic views across Leicestershire. 135 hectares of woodland, heathland, grassland and wildflower meadows.

Horseshoe Cottage Farm | GoLeicestershire

Horseshoe Cottage Farm

A haven for business people and pleasure seekers alike - environmentally friendly, luxury accommodation, along with a warm welcome.

Watermead Country Park | GoLeicestershire

Watermead Country Park

Surfaced paths are great for walking, running and cycling, and many seats along these trails are ideal places for visitors to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Cafe Next Door, Woodhouse Eaves | GoLeicestershire

Cafe Next Door

Fully licensed cafe serving breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea in a relaxing tearoom with friendly staff.

Old John in Bradgate Park | GoLeicestershire

Bradgate Park

Country park with the ruins of Bradgate House, deer and the folly 'Old John'. Events throughout the year including outside theatre, guided walks and workshops.