Loughborough is situated in the Borough of Charnwood, in the county of Leicestershire, in the region known as the East Midlands, it is an old town, mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086.
Today it is a thriving large town that is a prominent high-technology centre for the East Midlands and a magnet for inward investment. More importantly, Loughborough offers the kind of lifestyle that will ensure you and your family achieve the perfect balance between life and work, where you can progress both personally and professionally.
The town is also close to some fantastic countryside, from the broad flat plain of the River Soar and to the east are the rounded rolling hills of the Leicestershire Wolds. Charnwood gets its name from the rocky Charnwood Forest to the west, now being replanted as the heart of the new National Forest.
Within easy travelling distance of Loughborough are the major cities of Leicester and Nottingham, boasting an array of shops, cafes, bars, clubs and other leisure facilities. Slightly further afield are the dramatic views of the Derbyshire Peak District, and Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood.
There are regular scheduled flights from UK, European and international destinations to East Midlands Airport, only seven miles away.
There are also a range of good schools in the local area as well as a wide range of employment opportunities for your family members. Explore the links below to find out more.
Local area information
Information about schools in Leicestershire
County, regional and UK wide information
- Leicestershire County Council
- Statistical information about the East Midlands
- The UK climate
- Tourist Information
- Visit Britain, the official travel guide to the UK
Tourist Information Centre
Loughborough Town Hall
Leicestershire LE11 3EB
T: +44 (0)1509 218113
F: + 44 (0)1509 240617
The following links provide useful information and journey planning services:
- By car: www.rac.co.uk/routeplanner
- By coach: www.nationalexpress.com
- By train: www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
- By air:www.eastmidlandsairport.com (East Midlands Airport)