Loughborough

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Day Trippin'

Bradgate Park is a bike ride away from Loughborough and extends over almost 850 acres, supporting herds of deer that have family trees spanning back to the Ice Age. Come here to explore the ruins of a former queen of England’s birthplace, Lady Jane Grey, who ruled the country for only nine days. Bradgate Park has an old folly to visit as well as a cafeteria to rest weary legs for coffee, sandwiches and cake. Admission to the park is free.

International students looking for a larger place to explore can head over to Leicester, which is less than 30 minutes away by train. Students from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University have turned this city into a top night out with a range of discounts available for students. There are cheap places to drink and dance as well as venues that draw larger acts than the little town of Loughborough. Sports fans can watch the Leicester Tigers play or league team Leicester City Football Club.