Cosby is a village in the English county of Leicestershire and is located in the south of the county near the larger villages and towns of Whetstone, Blaby and Wigston It lies approximately seven miles from Leicester City Centre. Its proximity to the city of Leicester means it is part of the Leicester Urban Area.
With shopping facilities in the village including a farm shop, butcher, newsagents, small supermarket, hairdresser, fish & chip shop, chemist and three pubs. Also, within a 10-minute drive, there are wider facilities available at Blaby, Fosse Park and Meridian Shopping, Entertainment and Business Centre.
The village is administered by Blaby District Council. Cosby has a brook which runs through the village and eventually serves as a tributary to the River Soar.
There are (at the time of writing) two Nursery schools and a Primary School in the village with Thomas Estley High School in neighboring Broughton Astley offering education for the 11 – 14 age group and Countesthorpe Academy in Countesthorpe catering for the 14 – 19 age group.
Cosby Golf Club, a superb 18-hole course is on hand and being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways, and cycle routes in the area. Within a 10-minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests.
Cosby is approximately 4 miles from Junction 21of the M1\M69 motorway network for travel north, south, and west, and a rail link to Leicester and Birmingham is available at nearby Narborough
Cosby's 'Scandinavian' place name indicates that the village existed here several hundred years earlier, dating to the time of the Danish invasion in the earlier parts of the 9th century. However, it is possible that there may have been an even earlier settlement here in Saxon or even Roman times given that the Fosse Way bounds the parish to the north.