Located on the Leicester to Loughborough line, Syston train station offers its passengers a rich menu of interesting destination choices. East Midlands trains run hourly both southwards to Leicester and northwards to Loughborough, Nottingham and Lincoln with easy connections to London also possible. The town of Syston has plenty of amenities with several cafés within an easy stroll of the station while the much larger centre of Leicester is just 8 minutes away. Leicester is known for its history, galleries and museums and also now for its Richard III connection. In 2012 in a Leicester car-park ancient human remains were discovered – later identified as those of Richard III. The King Richard III Visitor Centre now tells the story of this king's life and allows visitors to see the exact site where his remains were unearthed. Other city highlights include the Roman baths Jewry Wall Museum, the cathedral and the award-winning National Space Centre.
A little further – 15 minutes from Syston train station – can be found the university town of Loughborough with its beautiful Queen's Park boasting 2 museums and a maze. Loughborough station is also the main station on the Great Central Railway's 8-mile line - the country's only mainline heritage railway and the only place in the world where enthusiasts can watch steam trains pass each other. The historic city of Nottingham complete with its castle and shrouded in Robin Hood legend is 42 minutes by train while the picturesque cathedral city of Lincoln with its medieval heritage is a 1 hour 43 minute train journey from Syston.
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