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Things to see and do in Hinckley and Bosworth

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There are plenty of attractions to keep all the family happy in this part of the county. Market Bosworth Country Park lies on the edge of the town and is a beautiful park with fine mature trees, lake, arboretum with exotic species, wildflower meadow and woodland. Bosworth Water Trust is a 50 acre leisure park with lakes for all kinds of water sports including sailing, carp fishing, canoeing, rowing, dinghies, pedalos and wetsuits for hire. For those who prefer the dry land there are sandy beaches, a children’s themed pirate adventure playground as well as facilities for camping, caravanning and log cabins.

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Twycross Zoo is one of the top ten zoos in Britain. The 80 acre site is home to over 500 animals of almost 150 species. Twycross Zoo is world renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes. The Zoo has a breeding group of species so babies are always a big attraction. Other animals include Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, tapirs, hyenas and the world’s rarest big cat, the Amur leopard.

At the Ashby Boat Company at Stoke Golding you can travel along the longest stretch of canal in the country without a lock, at Sutton Cheney Wharf you can enjoy tea at the canal side tea room. This beautiful stretch of water runs through some of the most picturesque countryside in Leicestershire and also passes by the Battle of Bosworth Field. Stoke Golding is a picturesque village offering three good pubs, store, post office and 13th century church.

Tearooms and coffee shops in the area

Pubs and restaurants in Hinckley and Bosworth

 

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Visitor attractions in Hinckley and Bosworth

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.

 
 
 
Twycross Zoo

Hinckley

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

Coalville

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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
King Richard III Commemoration Stone

Market Bosworth

A new commemoration stone has been laid in the Market Square in Market Bosworth to mark the spot where King Richard III's mortal remains rested on their journey to their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral.

 
 
 

Hinckley

1 acre garden with lots of different areas, silver birch walk, wildlife pond with seating, apple tree garden, Mediterranean planted area and lawns surrounded with herbaceous plants and shrubs. Open during Open Gardens.

 
 
 
Battlefield Line, Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth

All Aboard! See the views of Bosworth and Shackerstone from onboard a steam or diesel train. See memorabilia in our museum and look out for our special events.

 
 
 
Billa Barra Hill

Coalville

Head to Billa Barra Hill and see magnificent views of Leicestershire. Great for an afternoon walk.

 
 
 
Burbage Common and Woods

Hinckley

Enjoy the outdoors - explore Burbage Common and Woods and look out for the many wild flowers that grow there.

 
 
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Twycross Zoo
Market Bosworth Country Park
Tropical Birdland
Bosworth Battlefield Line

There's lots to see and do in Hinckley and Bosworth for all the family.

Last updated March 2018