Travelling around Loughborough
A top-ranked university, a bustling town centre and an undeniable sense of community give the market town of Loughborough its personality. Located in the north of Leicestershire and the heart of Charnwood Forest, there is plenty of beautiful parkland for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
There is history, culture and sports a-plenty in Loughborough, so whatever your interests, you certainly won’t be short of things to do here. There are plenty of family and outdoor activities, as well as excellent shopping in the town centre.
Its central location means that Loughborough has excellent transport links. The train station has regular links to London St Pancras, Nottingham, Sheffield and beyond. With easy access to the M1 and the M6, driving here is simple. Arriva buses operate in the area, so getting around is a piece of cake. There are regular bus routes to Leicester, Shepshed and Coalville.
The first mention of Loughborough is in the 1086 Domesday Book where it was called Lucteburne. John Heathcoat brought the lace bobbin to Loughborough, but when a Luddite mob exploded in his factory on June 28th, 1816, he was so disgusted, he moved his works to Tiverton in Devon.
In 1841, Loughborough was the destination for the world’s first ever first package tour, organised by Thomas Cook.