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Visit Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire

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

Bosworth throne

Many of the villages 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. The award winning Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, just south of Market Bosworth Battle of Bosworth re-enactment is a major tourist attraction which tells the story of how the last Plantagenet King fought for his crown and lost his life.

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.

To the south of the county is Hinckley, home to the world famous Triumph Motorcycles and the Hansom Cab.

Hinckley is home to a huge range of independent shops including popular high street names and smaller specialist shops and boutiques. Hinckley’s historic market takes place three times a week in the market place with a Farmers Market on the third Thursday of every month.

Top 5 places to visit

  • Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
  • Twycross Zoo
  • Market Bosworth Country Park
  • Desford Bird Gardens
  • Bosworth Battlefield Line

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

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