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Great Glen, Leicestershire

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Great Glen, Leicestershire

The Great Glen, also known as Glen Albyn (from the Scottish Gaelic Gleann Albainn - meaning the "Glen of Scotland") or Glen More (from the Scottish Gaelic An Gleann Mòr, the Great Glen) is a series of glens in Scotland running 100 kilometres from Inverness on the edge of Moray Firth, to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe. The Great Glen follows a large geological fault known as the Great Glen Fault.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSP6597
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

Other names by which Great Glen, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Glen Magna ~ Glenn Magna ~ Glenn Magna Glen Magna ~ Great Glenn

Great Glen, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Glenn Magna, par., township, and vil. (ry. sta. Glen, 1 mile S.), in co. and 7 miles SE. of Leicester -- par., 2510 ac., pop. 888; township, pop. 854; P.O., called Great Glen.

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