Wigston attractions

Wigston attractions

Grand Union canal at WigstonWigston lies in the county of Leicestershire, an area of pleasant countryside and cities with a strong historical and industrial heritage. The fertile Vale of Belvoir (pronounced "beever") is overlooked by its stately castle, while nearby is Melton Mowbray, pork pie capital of the world. Leicestershire is a diverse county that is rich in both culture and history. The numerous museums in the county house many objects of local, national and international importance. Photo left: Grand Union canal at Wigston. Photo right: Wigston town centre

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Attractions Foxton Locks, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. You can explore the locks and surroundings at any time. Some of the attractions on site have individual opening hours. Foxton Canal Museum Tel: 0116 2792 657. www.foxtonlocks.com. About 7 miles south of Wigston.

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Attractions Busy canal-side boatyard and shop, situated at the bottom of the famous flight of 10 staircase locks, on the Grand Union Canal. Foxton Boat Services Ltd, Bottom Lock, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA. Tel: 0116 2792 285. www.foxtonboats.co.uk. About 7 miles south of Wigston.

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Attractions University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leics., LE2 2NE. Tel/fax 0116-271-2933. Entrance to the Botanic Garden is FREE. 16 acres display an array of interesting features, including an arboretum, a herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, a water garden. www.le.ac.uk. About 1 mile north of Wigston.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Attractions Leicester Racecourse Co Ltd, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL. General Race day enquires: 0116 271 6515. With 30 race meetings a year, Leicester Racecourse is one of the top courses in the UK. Leicester boast some decent racing including the Leicestershire Stakes in April. The racecourse is adjacent to the A6 (turn off at junction 21 of the M1) at Oadby, two miles south of the city centre. Free parking is available.www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk. About 1 mile north of Wigston.

Leicester Racecourse

Attractions Wigston Library (photo), Bull Head Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 1PA. Tel: 0116 288 7381. In Wigston.

Wigston Library

Attractions Grand Union Canal. The Grand Union Canal main line covers the 137 miles from London and Birmingham. Branches take it to places such as Slough, Leicester, Wendover, Aylesbury and Northampton. One end of the Canal is at Brentford on the River Thames, the other end at Bordesley Junction in the centre of Birmingham. At Bordesley it divides to join up with other canals. Branch passes 1 mile south of Wigston.

Grand Union Canal

Attractions Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 5QS. Tel: +44 (0) 116 247 8030 / 8040. The museum is home to the Cold War jet collection - Vulcan, Victor, Hunter, Canberra, Comet, Lightning, Harrier, Seahawk, Sea vixen, Buccaneer, Jet provost, Super Guppy, Iskra, Jaguar. About 8 miles south of Wigston. Photograph of Vulcan Bomber over Leicestershire 18th October 2007

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