Loughborough is in the borough of Charnwood, in the county of Leicestershire, a busy market town with a vibrant history. It is the largest town in the county and has a population of over 55,000.
The town provides the student essentials, with plenty of open space, gardens, shopping and entertainment. The location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.
The town is close to some fantastic countryside. Charnwood gets its name from the rocky Charnwood Forest to the west, which was recently replanted to create the heart of the National Forest. It contains some of the oldest rocks and fossils in Britain.
In the centre of the area is the broad flat plain of the River Soar, and to the east are the rounded rolling hills of the Leicestershire Wolds - with some of England's loveliest and most unspoilt villages.
Close by is Bradgate Park (dating from at least 1240) with roaming herds of red and fallow deer. The Park will be forever associated with England's 'Queen for Nine Days', the Lady Jane Grey, who lost her crown and her head to Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VIII.