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There’s plenty to do near-by with pubs offering good English food (and entertainment at weekends), restaurants including Livio’s Italian, Britannia Spice Indian and YamSing Chinese along with numerous take-aways and supermarkets.  These are in easy walking distance, no need to worry about driving. The University town of Loughborough is just 4 miles away with night clubs, theatres, cinema and other attractions such as The Great Central Steam Railway.

Now a major dormitory town serving nearby Loughborough, Shepshed once laid claim to being the biggest village in Britain, before achieving full market town status. The town now offers a range of diverse businesses and enterprises, and it's also become a popular residential location for commuters due to its proximity to Loughborough, the major university cities of Leicester and Nottingham, and East Midlands Airport.

Beacon Hill Country Park
Beacons Hill Country Park
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Hall
Donington Park
Donington Park

Within close distance from Shepshed are the following venues/areas of interest:
Beacon Hill Country Park - Situated in Charnwood Forest in north-west Leicestershire, Beacon Hill Country Park has over 335 acres of mixed woodland, grassland, wildflower meadows and adjoining farmland. This popular countryside area is owned and managed by Leicestershire County Council for peaceful recreation whilst conserving the site’s considerable historic and wildlife value. Visitors can explore an extensive network of paths, enjoy picnics and barbeques, and discover the many features of interest.
Kedleston Hall - Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion, framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. The Curzon family have lived at the Hall since the 12th century and continue to live here.
Prestwold Hall - Located in the heart of the Midlands with easy access by road and rail, Prestwold Hall is the ancestral home of the Packe-Drury–Lowe family, who are delighted to share their home for a wide variety of events, managed and catered for by Maverick, the elite hospitality company.
Donington Park Racing - In the heart of England, Donington Park Circuit is one of the UK's most popular racing circuits and is the venue for exciting prestigious events such as The British Touring Car Championship.
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre - The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) offers over 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. Journeys begin at Ruddington, just south of Nottingham, and continue through to East Leake and Loughborough.
National Space Centre Millenium Site - Voted large visitor attraction of the year 2009, upon arrival you will understand why this really is a visit that is out of this world.
Twycross Zoo - The zoo is open 364 days of the year and it boasts a comprehensive collection of over a 1000 primates, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish!
Trent Bridge, Nottingham CCC - The home of Nottigham County Cricket Club
Derby County FC - Follow the Rams through the Championship season or visit and enjoy watching a match
Nottingham Forest FC - Follow the Forest through the Championship season or visit and enjoy watching a match
East Midlands Airport - Serving Nottingham, Leicester and Derby areas


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