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Spend the day at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Visit Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire

The market towns of Hinckley and Market Bosworth are surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and picturesque villages and are well worth a visit.

Many villages in the Borough have interesting stories to tell, one of the most famous being the Battle of Bosworth at Sutton Cheney where King Richard III lost his life in 1485.

Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

The award winning Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, just south of Market Bosworth is a major tourist attraction which tells the story of how the last Plantagenet King fought for his crown and lost his life. Each year there is a re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth when thousands of people visit to see jousting, living history villages and characters from the time of King Richard III.

Market Bosworth is a traditional market town where regular markets are still held every Wednesday in the market square. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours perusing the selection of independent gift shops, galleries and boutiques, tearooms and bistros in the town centre or watch boats go by while enjoying a snack at Sutton Wharf.

To the south west of the county is Hinckley, home to the world famous Triumph Motorcycles.  At the brand new Triumph Visitor Experience see how the motorcycles are made, take the factory tour and get up close to some of the most iconic Triumphs of all time, and enjoy a priceless collection of motorcycle memorabilia.

Hinckley has a good range of independent shops and popular high street names plus smaller specialist shops and boutiques. Hinckley’s historic market takes place three times a week in the market place with a farmer's market on the third Thursday of every month.

Across the Borough there is a huge choice of places to stay overnight for a short break.  Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa offers great facilities for those looking for a pamper weekend, Dandelion Hideaway is the place for spectacular glamping and there's lots of guesthouses offering a home-from-home atmosphere.


Bosworth Battle Re-enactment

Market Bosworth

Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth. Look out for special events or go for a stroll and some refreshments served onsite.

Bosworth Water Trust, Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth

Enjoy windsurfing, canoeing and fishing at this 50 acre leisure park. Great for a weekend away camping or caravanning. Refreshments available onsite.

Market Bosworth Park

Market Bosworth

Visit Market Bosworth Country park and explore 87 acres of rural parkland - discover an oak and maple arboretum along with a children's adventure playground.

Twycross Zoo


Open 364 days a year, Twycross Zoo is a fun day out for all the family, located on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border. Discover over 500 animals of 150 species including some of the most endangered on the planet.

Bagworth Heath Woods


Bagworth Heath Country Park has been transformed from scarred industrial landscape of Desford Colliery into a valuable recreational resource, made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds.


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