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Visit Ashby and Coalville

Ashby Castle
This part of the county is home to an impressive amount of family attractions, there’s plenty to keep all the family entertained. The award winning family attraction, Conkers, situated in the heart of the Forest in Moira is the perfect day out for all the family. From obstacle courses, barefoot walks, treetop walks and an amazing adventure playground, there’s plenty to keep all the family active!

Donington le Heath Manor House

Events are also very much a feature of Coalville there is entertainment a plenty with various festivals including the annual Food and Drink Festival,  and Picnic in the Park. Moira Furnace provides visitors with a unique insight into the industrial heritage of this area and holds lots of themed events throughout the year.

At Castle Donington you can explore the East Midlands Aero Park and at the world famous Donington Park you can see some of the greatest cars in history at the Donington Grand Prix Collection. There are lots of race days that take place at Donington Park including formula-e testing, paintballing and shooting activity centres for the more adventurous visitor.

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Days out in Ashby and Coalville

Donington le Heath Manor House

Coalville 0116 265 8326

The 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath – formally Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents.

Breedon on the Hill Lock-Up


The lock-up was once a common site in English towns and villages where wrongdoers and drunkards could be detained until the authorities could deal with them.

Calke Abbey

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01332 863822

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.

Conkers, National Forest

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01283 216633

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

Hicks Lodge Cycling Centre Moira

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01530 274533

This brand new cycling centre opened in 2011. Cycle hire, cycle tracks, children's play area and bike shop are all on site.

National Memorial Arboretum

Burton Upon Trent

There are more than 50,000 trees and over 160 major memorials, including the award-winning Armed Forces memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Smisby Lock-Up

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01530 563084

The early eighteenth century village lock-up was used to lock up drunks and minor lawbreakers until they had cooled off or while waiting to go to court.


Markfield 01530 248040

The home of a family who lived and loved the Arts & Crafts


Food and drink

See a fabulous range of places to eat and drink in our area:


Explore the industrial heritage of this area as well as the fascinating buildings that are well worth a visit:

See more about our heritage

Walking and cycling

Get on your bike or go take a walk and discover Ashby and Coalville for yourself.  There are many routes and trails which will take you to hidden gems in the area.

See more about walking and cycling


Shop till you drop by visiting the different shops and markets that North West Leicestershire has to offer.  From individual shops to browse in Ashby de la Zouch, Castle Donington and Ibstock to popular High Street names Coalville.  Farmers' markets and farm shops offering fresh local produce. Browse the Art and Craft Centres in the District or come along and visit the factory shops.

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Last updated June 2016