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Loughborough

Loughborough, England, Leicestershire county

Loughborough

Loughborough, a town of 46 000 inhabitants, is located in the East-Midlands between Nottingham and Leicester, not far from the hills of Charnwood Forest. Loughborough is an important industrial centre with traditional textiles, heavy and pharmaceutical industry, and a multicultural town with a great variety of religions and cultural centres. The population is swelled by students from all over the world every autumn who are inscribing to the universities and colleges for studying.

Places of interest are the great central railway station, the bell casting museum, the Carillon Tower, the Old Rectory Museum and the Paris Church of all Saints.

Here is Mayor Stadel at the sign  "Schwäbisch Hall Way"

Loughborough is an ideal location for tourists. Many interesting destinations can be quickly accessed from there. This twin town of Schwäbisch Hall is easy to reach via the East-Midlands airport. The train to London takes 2 hours, a drive to the sea (approx. 120 km) is as easy. The Beacon Hill provides an excellent view across the town. Bradgate Park including its old trees and the castle ruin, the birthplace of lady Jane Grey, is a centre of attraction.

The twinning committee of Loughborough is a major support of the twinning, organising trips of citizens to Schwäbisch Hall every other year. Hall's Friendship Association Loughborough takes its turn to travel to Loughborough every other year, with citizens from Hall joining.