Tuesday 11 June 2013
Loughborough in Leicestershire is first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is a town with a mixture of modern and new buildings. In its main pedestrian shopping precinct at Market Place and Market Street you will find the town hall and a number of interesting buildings that form the centre of the town.
Loughborough hosts a large outdoor market on Thursdays and Saturdays as well as a monthly farmers market. There are plenty of branded high street chains in the town but also a large number of charity shops and cheap pound outlets. Visitors cannot fail to notice that many shops are empty and the town seems to be a little run down in places.
In Queen's Park there are approx 12 acres of landscaped gardens with a bandstand and an impressive Carillon Tower which was opened in 1923 and which dominates the skyline.
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