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Local Attractions

In this section of the web site you will find information about various local tourism attractions based in the Borough.

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse is a dual Flat and National Hunt venue based in Oadby, hosting race meetings throughout the year. They are not just a racecourse, but also provide venues for conferencing, weddings and much more. The brand new Kube event space is ideal for large scale exhibitions, conferences, weddings and events.

University of Leicester Botanic Gardens

Founded in 1921 with the assistance of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, the University of Leicester Botanic Garden was established on its present site in Oadby in 1947. It comprises the grounds of four houses: Beaumont, Southmeade, The Knoll and Hastings, which were built early this century and are now used as student residences.

Leicestershire Waterways

The River Soar and Grand Union Canal corridor flows roughly from south to north through Leicestershire, passing through a fascinating mix of rural and urban landscapes. In doing so, it links the urban areas of Market Harborough Oadby and Wigston, Blaby, Leicester and Loughborough to the North with the surrounding countryside .The Grand Union Canal passes through the south of the Oadby and Wigston Borough with the main stop being the Kilby Bridge area. From this page you can also download a copy of the latest River Soar Trail.

Brocks Hill Country Park

Brocks Hill, a 67 acre country park located in Oadby, is an established part of the community providing an area for relaxation and recreation, while promoting rich and diverse wildlife habitats including: woodland, meadows, ponds and community orchard.

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