Visit Ashby and Coalville
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.
Days out in Ashby and Coalville
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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.
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.
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With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.
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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.
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This brand new cycling centre opened in 2011. Cycle hire, cycle tracks, children's play area and bike shop are all on site.
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There are more than 50,000 trees and over 160 major memorials, including the award-winning Armed Forces memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
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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.
Food and drink
Explore the industrial heritage of this area as well as the fascinating buildings that are well worth a visit:
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.
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.