Thurmaston is a village situated four miles north of the city centre of Leicester, convenient for stopping off while exploring the local area. Bounded to the west by Watermead Country Park, the main village stands on the old Fosse Way, the historic road built by the Romans.
Thurmaston lies on the eastern banks of the River Soar, and two marinas are located there, one of which is also a boat-yard, and numerous mooring sites. These lead to the Country Park which is a purpose-built nature reserve.
The town also hosts the Thurmaston Shopping Centre with more than 18 stores, services and restaurants.