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The growth of Leicester very much depended on its geography and its transportation options, which were rather limited. The main riverway is the River Soar, which was too narrow and shallow initially to be used for shipping. The construction of the Soar Navigation in the 1970s to Loughborough solved this problem and was gradually extended southwards to join up with Grand Union Canal. The canal is still open today and the Leicester section of the Grand Union runs from North Junction near Watford Gap to Leicester. At Leicester, the canal runs into the River Soar. The 40-mile River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent, running mainly through Leicestershire, rising at Smockington Hollow on the Warwickshire Border.

Another geographical feat was the building of the Fosse Way by the Romans, establishing four stations between Leicester and Lincoln to help trade and their military efforts in the region. The Fosse Way ran almost straight to Lincoln from the East Gate, outside the city walls, and south-westwards towards High Cross from the West Gate. The New Walk shows the line from the South Gate. The road to the north was somewhat less distinct, running close to and across the marshes through which flowed the sluggish River Soar. Today the A429 shadows the old Roman Fosse Way.

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Leicester Stage Hotel

Comfort Inn Hinckley North

Express by Holiday Inn Leicester Walkers Stadium

Holiday Inn Leicester - West

Ramada Jarvis Leicester

Time Out Hotel

Holiday Inn

Travelodge Leicester - Markfield

Days Inn Leicester

Hilton Leicester

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