Melton Mowbray is in the north east of Leicestershire, close to the picturesque Vale of Belvoir which literally translated means ‘beautiful view'. Steeped in rural tradition, this part of the county is famous for it's fine food and drink, including the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Stilton cheese and locally brewed ales, wines and Sloe gin. Try out these tasty goodies at local pubs, cafes or restaurants. Why not make up your own picnic packed with local food and drink whilst you're exploring the area?

Explore the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray, with historic buildings and traditional markets selling everything from clocks to cattle. Children will enjoy a trip to Twinlakes, an exciting family attraction, or head to Burrough Hill Country Park - the perfect place to go kite flying.

Explore the Vale of Belvoir by foot, bike or horseback. Visit Belvoir Castle where you can tour this magnificent castle and its gardens.  Take afternoon tea at Stapleford Park Hotel for a taste of luxury and enjoy one of the many annual events that take place in the town and the surrounding area, these include the Victorian Fair that takes place in the town and the Country Fair in the local park and not forgetting the food and drink fair in the Vales.


Things to do

Children having fun

Vibrant events, family fun, food experiences and heritage to explore - there's something for everyone.


Places to stay


There's a great choice of places to stay from country estate hotels to farmhouse b&bs and deluxe log cabins.


Food and drink

Plate of food

Find the best places for locally produced food and drink in the Melton area.

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