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Population: 33000
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Sitting on the southern edge of the city of Leicester, Wigston spreads over several distinct settlements, the largest being Wigston Magna, then the more recent South Wigston, a product of the railway age and the development that accompanied it, and edging west towards the Warwickshire border the far smaller Wigston Parva. The town has an ancient history, being mentioned in the Domesday Book, and was noted in medieval times for possessing two large churches, something which at one time gave it the name Wigston Two Spires. As used to be the case with much of Leicestershire the production of stockings and gloves was once the major occupation in Wigston, a fact celebrated by its museum dedicated to framework knitting. Wigston has its own shopping centre and two supermarkets in easy reach, and in South Wigston a train station with services into Leicester, which these days is where many from the town work. With junction 21 of the M1 and its entry to the M69 only a couple of miles away it also offers an easy commute to other major centres in the region such as Nottingham, Northampton and Coventry, and is easy to reach for those travelling from elsewhere in England.


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Brook Westfield House Hotel (2.34 miles)

Brook Westfield House Hotel

One of the finest Leicester hotels, Westfield House Hotel is set in the leafy suburb of Blaby, south of Leicester city centre. As well as offering a warm welcome, Colonial style public areas and spacious ... More | visit website

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Beaumont Hall (2.58 miles)

Beaumont Hall

Beaumont Hall is located within our 40 acre Oadby site, complete with beautiful landscaped grounds and a stunning 16 acre botanic garden. Oadby is a delightfully picturesque area only 2 miles from the City ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Leicester South Oadby (2.62 miles)

In the heart of Oadby, this Premier Inn makes an ideal base from which to explore the local surrounds. For shops and local amenities Leicester city centre is only 5 miles away, or closer still ... More | visit website
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Gilbert Murray Stamford Hall (2.67 miles)

Gilbert Murray Stamford Hall

These two halls offer a mix of accommodation with 193 en suite and 326 standard bedrooms, including 4 rooms which have been fully adapted for wheelchair users.

Gilbert Murray Hall was founded in 1957. The Hall ... More | visit website

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John Foster Hall (2.72 miles)

John Foster Hall

Featuring 571 all en suite bedrooms, John Foster Hall, completed in October 2006, is the most recent addition to our Oadby site. These modern, state-of-the-art buildings also include spacious, fully equipped kitchens with social space ... More | visit website

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Regency Hotel (2.85 miles)

Regency Hotel

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Whatever the purpose of your stay, this exquisitely restored Victorian Town House Hotel will charm you with its grace and elegance. Formerly a Convent, the Regency retains some enchanting historical features. Every ... More

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Stoneycroft Hotel (3.28 miles)

Stoneycroft Hotel

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The Stoneycroft Hotel is a family-run establishment, only a few minutes' walk from Leicesterís city centre and the world-famous De Montfort Hall. Located on a quiet, peaceful avenue, just off the A6 ... More

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Premier Inn Leicester Braunstone South (3.44 miles)

Premier Inn Leicester Braunstone South

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The hotel is located 5 minutes from junction 21 of the M1 motorway, heading into the city centre. Surrounding cities include Coventry, Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham. The Leicester train station is ... More | visit website

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Hilton Leicester (3.52 miles)

Hilton Leicester
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Leicester Marriott Hotel (3.68 miles)

Leicester Marriott Hotel

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Located in vibrant central England, the Leicester Marriott Hotel is just minutes from the M1 yet set in a quiet area perfect for business or leisure. Our accommodation offer spacious ... More

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