Loughborough

Town in Leicestershire, England, UK

Loughborough (pronounced Luff-burra) is a market town in Leicestershire, a county in England. It is in the Borough of Charnwood. In 2018, there was 66,611 people living there, making it the second-largest settlement in Leicestershire.

Loughborough
All Saints Church, Loughborough
All Saints Church, Loughborough
Map of Leicestershire, with a red dot showing the location of Loughborough
Map of Leicestershire, with a red dot showing the location of Loughborough
Loughborough
Location within Leicestershire
Population66,611 (2018)
OS grid referenceSK536195
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode districtLE11
Dialling code01509
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52°46′12″N 1°12′22″W / 52.77°N 1.2062°W / 52.77; -1.2062Coordinates: 52°46′12″N 1°12′22″W / 52.77°N 1.2062°W / 52.77; -1.2062

It is close to the border with Nottinghamshire. It is located 11.6 miles (18.7 km) north of Leicester and 16 miles (25.7 km) south of Nottingham.

It is a university town and is home to Loughborough University.

The world's largest bell foundry is in Loughborough.

In 1841, the world's first package tour was to Loughborough. It was organised by Thomas Cook for a temperance group from Leicester.

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