Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Explore Blaby, Leicestershire

Blaby covers an area south and west of Leicester, including the villages of Blaby, Narborough and Kirby Muxloe.

Stroll around the village of Blaby, much of which has been designated a conservation area. Nearby at Glen Parva you can enjoy a walking trail around the remains of an old Saxon settlement, or follow The River Soar and Grand Union Canal all the way into the heart of Leicester city centre, whilst remaining surrounded by green parkland.

Further west at Kirby Muxloe, discover the 15th century castle, which was never completed. William Lord Hastings began it in 1480, but he was beheaded for treason by King Richard III before it was finished.

In the southern part of the district, Stoney Cove near the village of Stoney Stanton is a popular place for diving. A working quarry until 1958, it is now one of the main places in the UK for scuba diving, with a depth of over 30 metres. Beneath the surface lies a submarine and the UK's largest inland shipwreck. 

 

Visitor attractions and places to visit

Places to eat and drink

 
Overnight accommodation

Places to explore in Blaby

Fosse Park

Leicester

Details: With bigger stores and larger ranges, free customer parking for 2,500 cars and the best names in fashion – Fosse Park is your number one shopping destination.

 
 
 

Leicester

Blaby Area Museum Society is small, and without a building as yet. It is keen to build up its collections of items connected with Blaby, and expand its services in the future. Meetings every Wednesday at 7.45pm.

 
 
 

Leicester

Indoor school - Martin Collins waxed surface & full length arena mirrors. Outdoor ménage - Safetrack sand and rubber surface. 28 stables with electric lighting. 36 acres of grazing - year round turnout.

 
 
 
Bouskell Park

Blaby

This park is in the historic area of Blaby and is the start of the Blaby Heritage Trail. Under the turf you can see the medieval street plan of the original site of Blaby village.

 
 
 
Cosby Golf Club

Leicester

Cosby’s greens are well renowned for the subtleties of borrow, consistency of pace and smoothness of roll. Strategically placed bunkers and well irrigated approaches are factors to consider when adopting a ‘risk and reward’ tactic.

 
 
 

Blaby

We are a family run Riding School with over 20 years experience of teaching clients from beginner to competition level. We offer a personalised experience, in group or private lessons, tailored to meet your needs.

 
 
Last updated July 2017