Burrough On The Hill

Burrough on the Hill is a small village 12 miles (19 km) north east of Leicester in England. The parish church is St. Mary Close. Burrough Hill is an Iron Age hill fort near the village and is in a 86-acre (35 ha) country park of the same name. The hillfort stands on a promontory around 660 feet (200 m) above sea level, 7 miles (11 km) south of the modern settlement of Melton Mowbray.

The village shared John O' Gaunt railway station with the neighbouring village of Twyford. The station was adjacent to an impressive 14 arch viaduct. Trains used to go north to Melton Mowbray, and south to Leicester and Market Harborough, but the line was closed in the 1960s. There is a local bus service to Melton Mowbray and Oakham.

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