Barrow upon Soar lies in the Soar Valley, an area renowned for its fossil remains having been first established in the 12th Century. The village has grown through subsequent centuries to its present size and, today, Barrow is an attractive place to live with its road links to the A6 and A46 and its situation between Leicester and Loughborough and easy access to the M1 and M69 motorways and excellent public transport links for travel to the universities of Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham.
The village also boasts a railway station, giving rail commuters access to Loughborough, Nottingham, Leicester and London plus Barrow provides all the usual amenities including schools, shops, churches, public houses, a library and a health centre. Plus, there are also numerous village associations organising a wide range of sport activities for all ages.
Hall Orchard C of E Primary School – Church Street, Barrow Upon Soar – 01509 412 188
Humphrey Perkins School – Cotes Road, Barrow Upon Soar – 01509 412 385
Barrow Health Centre – High Street, Barrow Upon Soar – 01509 274 430
Soar Valley Dental Practice – High Street, Barrow Upon Soar – 01509 413 965