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Loughborough Carillon

Address: Queens Park, Loughborough LE11 3DU, England
Phone Number: 01509 263370
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Shepparton, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Loved our visit here, we climbed to the top where we enjoyed fabulous views over Loughborough and stopped on all floors to enjoy the various exhibits and we're lucky enough to sit at the carillon itself for photos......well worth a visit

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
170 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You may ask what this site is - well it is a masonary tower that holds bells. You can go to the top when its open (look at the web site for opening times) . Some times you are even allowed to play the bells. Within the tower is a small museum dedicated to the Leicestershire Yeomanry. This site is... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place was a massive hit with our toddler, who climbed all of the steps to get to the top, but then was terrified by the incredibly loud bells! We went on a Thursday afternoon, when the concert was happening - you can walk through the room with the bells and sit and watch the carillonneur. There is a surprising... More 

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Milton Keynes
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our Father-in-law wanted to visit and we're glad he did as we really enjoyed our visit. We did find parking a bit of a pain as we followed the sign and ended up in the more expensive Leisure centre car park but then moved across to the one right next to the park which is much closer and cheaper too.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The view from the top is great! Don't worry if you don't have a head for heights...you won't feel dizzy at the top, honest. On the way up the museum of local military history is fascinating & so is the carillon keyboard, also seeing the bells at such close quarters. It's a bit of climb, but the museum is on... More 

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was a fantastic Event with Stars/Groups coming from Nashville Tennessee and other parts of the world. There were many stalls and Charity stall/events. There was a great Motorbike Display on. There was a great Campervan and Motor home Display. Trucks of all kinds and Age were on display. Four Stages with a great variety of entertainment including Line dancing... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Not only is the park wonderful for families, caged birds area and good cafe too, a childrens play area and large amounts of ducks etc, there is a museum which is also excellent and the Carillon itself if amazing. Inside there is a museum (fascinating) and then (if youre fit enough) a steep climb upstairs to where an organist is... More 

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Leicester
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small but interesting war museum, set in small rooms on different levels. Passing the bells, the view over Loughborough at the top is worth going up all the way there ! It is shut over the autumn/winter and will only re-open at Easter. Better to check opening times !

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Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent hours in Queens Park and even went to the top of the Carillon. Amazing views from the top. Interesting museum and all free.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

As a 21 year old I found it extremely boring, I won't lie. However, for people who are interested in this sort of thing it may not be- and it is something for families to take their children to do for just a pound each.

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