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Explore the heritage of North West Leicestershire


Hello Heritage is being held over two weeks from 1st until 16th September 2018 throughout North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. After launching a successful Hello Heritage pilot in 2017, North West Leicestershire Distict Council are very pleased to launch the dates for the festival to take place again in 2018. Over 35 sites to visit. Download your copy of the leaflet


North West Leicestershire has a fascinating past, come and explore the heritage of this area which includes the ruins of Ashby Castle and Grace Dieu Priory and medieval 1620s House and Gardens and quirky lock-ups in the district.

The industrial heritage of this part of the county is told through exhibitions at the many independent museums, and local churches tell many tales about local social history, so come and visit and delve into the history of the area.



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Download a Heritage Trail leaflet for North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire.

Here's a selection of heritage sites for you to visit

1620s House at Donington le Heath


Step back in time to explore this early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago.

Breedon on the Hill Lock-Up

Castle Donington

This eighteenth century lock-up is single storey and made of local stone. There is also an open pound to the side of the lock-up.

Smisby Lock-Up


The Smisby Lock-Up is octagonal in shape, brick built with tiled spire roof and has a heavy studded door.

The National Brewery Centre

Burton Upon Trent

The National Brewery Centre takes visitors through the story of brewing, from ancient times through to the latest methods - using actors, animatronics, holographics and multi-media technology.

Ticknall Lock-Up


This red brick and sandstone lock-up is built in an octagonal plan with a doorway to the south with a stone lintel and jambs.

Last updated January 2018