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5 things to do in Loughborough

If you’re visiting the East Midlands for a business trip, holiday or special occasion then it’s well worth checking out the things to do in Loughborough and surrounding area before you get here, because there’s absolutely loads of amazing stuff going on.

People often choose to stay a little longer when visiting a new place for a specific event or if they’re on the hunt for a wedding reception venue, after all, it’s a great chance to experience everything that somewhere different has to offer.

Whatever your age or hobby of choice, from gin tasting to steam trains, there’s a ton of great activities going on in Loughborough and wider Leicestershire to try out, which are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

With our guest house located only a stone’s throw from Loughborough town centre we’ve become pretty familiar with the area and have paid close attention to our guests’ favourite things to do.

Here are just a few massively different things to do in Loughborough to get you inspired:

Hour Escape – Loughborough

You must have heard of Escape Rooms by now because they’re all the rage, but these Loughborough ones are brilliant. You can choose either to be locked in an art gallery with the police on their way to arrest you, or being trapped in a spooky abandoned cabin having to solve the mystery of how you’ll get out within an hour. It’s a great way to encourage effective communication and get people to work as a team.

Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is famous the world over and not just for trainspotters either. A visit to the GCR is a massively interesting and historic day out. Here you’ll find the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway.

It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other. Trains run every weekend and selected week days in the summer. There is also a big line up of special events which take place there.

45 Gin School

A must-do for gin lovers, here you can make the most of a Cocktail & Gin infused Masterclass, chat with a gin distiller, receive a complimentary Burleighs Gin & Fever Tree tonic, while choosing and blending botanicals to create your own unique craft gin recipe which you will then distill, bottle and label, ready to take home.

Bom Bom Patisserie

When you’re looking for coffee and cake with a touch of style, then Bom Bom Patisserie is a coffee shop on the west side of Loughborough that’s definitely worth paying a visit to. Here you’ll find food prepared and baked daily in the open kitchen and speciality, espresso-based coffee – delicious.

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill, near Loughborough, is a popular country park. Here you can take in amazing views, woodland walks, open heathland, a rhododendron labyrinth, children’s play area, hazel maze, log train and several unique wooden sculptures. It’s also massively interesting to learn how sheep, protected by alpacas, and cattle help maintain the heathland.

If you’re visiting the local area and need a comfortable place to stay, our Loughborough bed and breakfast is perfectly placed in the heart of the East Midlands to fully enjoy all this place has to offer.

Our guests also benefit from free parking, delicious home cooked food and a whole range of other amenities. Get in touch today to find out more and book your stay.

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