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The Cedars Hotel and Restaurant is beautifully set in a peaceful location just moments from the centre of Loughborough, close to Loughborough University, the M1 & East Midlands Airport.

Not far from beautiful countryside, local conveniences and attractions, you’ll find something fun for everyone. 

Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is 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 – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.

Charnwood Water

A stones-throw from The Cedars Hotel, this beautiful reservoir is the perfect place to take a little stroll and feed the ducks and geese (though not bread, of course). Watch out for the swans!

A haven of tranquillity, covering an area of around 27 acres, the mini lake is perfect for a relaxing walk after a long drive, and is a popular spot for joggers too.

Local Walks

For much longer walks where you will find an abundance of deer, head slightly further to Bradgate Park.

Or for spectacular views of breathtaking local scenery try Beacon Hill.

Local Leisure Attractions

Bradgate Park

Visit this beautiful deer park, and check out the remains of Old Johns House which was the home of Lady Jane Grey – queen for nine days. The park has a number of lovely cafés within and around it to enjoy a spot of lunch or a light tea and snacks.

https://www.bradgatepark.org/

The Outwoods

The Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodlands to the South of Loughborough and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood.

https://www.nationalforest.org/visit/activities/outwoods

Archery Legends

A great experience to enjoy indoor archery for anyone who would like to try shooting a bow and arrow

http://archerylegends.co.uk/

Loughborough Market

Every Thursday and Saturday you can visit Loughborough market, with an array of stalls, one of the top outdoor markets in the UK. We highly recommend the dressed crab at Cavner’s fish stall. Fridays host an enjoyable antique and curios market too.

https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/markets

Great Central Railway

With the track for the steam trains passing across the back of the hotel, we highly recommend The Great Central Railway. The UK’s only double track main line heritage railway.

http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

Manor Farm Woodlands

Indoor and outdoor farm with a soft play area featuring donkeys, owls and even a collection of  lizards.

https://www.manorfarm.info/

Charnwood forest alpacas

Get up close with alpacas and other animals and enjoy a bite or afternoon tea in the Chilli Bean Café

https://www.pukkapacas.com/

Fishing at Nanpantan Reservoir

Amongst other local spots, you can enjoy a spot of fishing at this magnificent reservoir.

https://looksfishy.co.uk/places-to-fish/east-midlands/leicestershire/nanpantan-reservoir/

Other Attractions and Services

Barrow Boating: 3 miles
Charnwood Museum: 1.5 miles
Charnwood Leisure Centre: 1.2 miles
Donnington Park Racing Circuit: 10 miles
Everyman Racing: 4 miles
F1 Karting East Midlands: 5 miles
National Space Centre: 9 miles
Queen’s Park: 1.5 miles
Pillings Lock Marina: 2.5 miles
East Midlands Airport: 10 miles

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