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Long Whatton is a village and parish in the English county of Leicestershire. It is south of East Midlands Airport, off Junctions 23 and 23A of the M1 motorway, and has easy access to Loughborough via the A6 and to Shepshed, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Kegworth. The civil parish is called Long Whatton and Diseworth. The population of this parish at the 2011 census was 1,760.
It is near the Charnwood Forest, in the northern division of the county, West Goscote hundred, rural deanery of Akeley, Loughborough Union and County Court district. The village is clean and well built, several of the houses being modern, and is situated on the south bank of a small rivulet. It is 4.5 mi (7.2 km) north west by west from Loughborough, 16.5 mi (26.6 km) north west from Leicester, 3 mi (4.8 km) south south east. from Castle Donington, and about the same distance from Kegworth.
The population of Long Whatton as of 2011 was 1,124
Places to visit in Long Whatton
- Whatton House and Gardens
- Manor Organic Farm, Farm Shop and Tearoom
- Long Whatton Post Office and Shop
Long Whatton has three churches: Long Whatton All Saints Church, Long Whatton Methodist Church and Long Whatton Baptist Church. Between 1998 and 2005 an annual Mission Aviation Fellowship Midlands Rally took place in the Methodist Church.
Long Whatton Hosts a village show every August Bank Holiday.
Long Whatton has a primary school
Scouts and Brownies
Long Whatton has a cricket club and a football team
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