Visit Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir

Pork pie

Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town built on a strong tradition of farming and fox hunting.

Renowned for its fine food and drink offer, the Borough has become the centre of excellence for local food producers. Famous for its pork pies and Stilton© Cheese, the town of Melton Mowbray is home to a fantastic number of food and drink festivals that take place through the year. These include the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, the Great British Pie Awards, the UK's first PieFest and the largest Artisan Cheese Fair in the country. It is no wonder that Melton Mowbray is known as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’.

There's more to Melton Mowbray than food. Twinlakes Park offers a great day out for the family with water rides, animals and picnic areas to enjoy. The local Carnegie Museum is an interactive centre where children can enjoy learning about the local area and see exhibits such as the two-headed calf!

The town itself is steeped in history and there is a walking heritage trail that explains the heritage of the town - there are two apps available to make sure you don't miss any of the sites of interest.

If you enjoy shopping you'll be spoilt with the selection of markets that take place in the town. There is a popular street market, regular farmers market, cattle and livestock market and a well-renowned antiques market - all just waiting to be explored.

Browse our website and plan your visit - either for a day's shopping, a family outing, a gourmet short break or a themed outing for a coach trip.


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For just £139 two people can enjoy overnight accommodation with breakfast and a choice of three out of five foodie experiences in the Melton area.  

Here's a selection of the vibrant annual festivals taking place in Melton

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Last updated September 2016