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Local Towns

Here are details and links to towns around Glaston.

As there are only two towns in the county, we have included those nearest in other counties.


Oakham

Oakham is the county town of Rutland, home of the County Council, a public school and Oakham Castle which features an impressive collection of horseshoes donated by royalty when they have visited the town, the earliest said to have been give by Edward IV in 1470.

Rutland Website

Uppingham

Uppingham is a market town in the south of the county with a public school, a weekly market and a fatstock show, still held in the centre of town and has been since 1889.

Uppingham Website

Corby

To the south of Glaston in Northamptonshire is Corby, once known as 'little scotland' due to the number of Scots who migrated south to work in its vast steelworks, it is now experiencing regeneration with a new railway station, new industries and leisure facilities.

Corby Website

Stamford

To the east in Lincolnshire lies Stamford, formerly a staging post on the Great North Road, being roughly halfway between London and York, it is acclaimed as the finest stone town in England and is a frequent filming location.

Stamford Website

The above towns are all within 10 miles of Glaston, further afield, but within an hour's drive, are the following towns and cities.


Market Harborough

Market Harborough lies to the west in Leicestershire, it is a market town and in the 19th century the Grand National Hunt Steeple Chase was held to the south west of the town, this race and the meeting eventually developed into the Cheltenham Festival.

Market Harborough Website

Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray lies 17 miles to the north of Glaston in Leicestershire, the home of the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, one of the places licensed to make Stilton Cheese and has 28 scheduled ancient monuments in and around the town.

Melton Mowbray Website

Leicester

Leicester lies around 20 miles to the west of Glaston and is the nearest city, here you can find Leicester Cathedral, where the remains of King Richard III were reinterred in 2015 and the National Space Centre as well as being a thriving shopping and leisure destination.

Leicester Website

Peterborough

Peterborough lies just over 20 miles to the east of Glaston in Cambridgeshire and houses a prominent cathedral, to the east is the Flag Fen archaeological site dating from the Bronze Age. For much of the 20th century it was the UK's leading producer of bricks and is the home of Perkins Engines and British Sugar.

Peterborough Website