The Ashby Canal passes through the village, and Shenton Station is the terminus of the steam hauled railway known as the Battlefield Line.
St. John's Church was rebuilt in 1862.
At Shenton Hall, dating partly from 1629, there is a fine dovecote built in 1769.
Shenton is close to Bosworth Battlefield, where Richard III lost his crown and his life. Near the station is King Dick's Well, where Richard is said to have taken his last drink before the battle. Henry Tudor stationed his forces at Shenton before the battle.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Shenton for groups.