It takes its name from the tiny River Sence, which flows through the village, and was formerly known as the Glen.
St. Cuthbert`s Church stands on the edge of the village.
Offa of Mercia had a Royal palace in the vicinity.
Great Glen is on the edge of the sparsely populated area known as High Leicestershire.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Great Glen for groups.