Thornton is situated on the edge of the New National Forest in north-west Leicestershire and is well known for its popularity in terms of convenience for ease of access to the Leicester City centre being a major centre of employment, as well as the market towns of Hinckley, Market Bosworth, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville and Loughborough, the A46\M1\M69\M42 major road network for travel north, south and west, the East Midlands and Birmingham International Airports, and the adjoining Charnwood and New National Forests with their many scenic country walks and golf courses.
The combined villages of Thornton, Botcheston and Desford offer a good range of local village amenities including shopping for day-to-day needs, schooling for all ages including the nearby South Charnwood school, public houses and restaurants, a wide variety of recreational amenities including Thornton Reservoir with its walking and fishing pursuits, and regular bus services to the Leicester City centre.
Thornton Primary School – Main Street, Thornton – 01530 230 250
South Charnwood High School – Broad Lane, Markfield – 01530 242 351
Markfield Medical Centre – Chitterman Way, Markfield – 01530 249 461
Hermitage Dental Practice – Silver Street, Whitwick, Coalville – 01530 510 533