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  • Quality Tourism in Leicestershire

Ghost Walk, Tue 31 Oct 2017

QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford

The ruins of Bradgate House

Contact

Bradgate Park

Address

Bradgate Park,
Newtown Linford,
Leicestershire,
LE6 0HE

Details

Join the Haunted Heritage Team and Ranger on this popular Ghost Walk. Over 16s only. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. The walk covers a distance of approximately 2 miles with frequent stops.

Part of the walk is off-road but an easy access alternative is available if requested when booking.

Bradgate Park is one of Leicestershire’s most well-known and popular attractions welcoming around 900,000 visitors per year. Regarded as a picturesque tranquil oasis, it is a favourite with dog walkers and for family days out. Bradgate Park has a long history. In 1445 the park was owned by the Grey family. The most well-known former Grey resident of Bradgate House is Lady Jane Grey who, after just 9 days on the throne as queen of England, was executed at the Tower of London for high treason.
It is the ghost of Lady Jane Grey which is perhaps the most well-known at the park. Legend has it that on New Years Eve a ghostly coach leaves the ruins and travels to nearby All Saints Church. As Lady Grey climbs out of the coach, she and the coach vanish! Others report ghostly disembodied voices, sounds of military drums and other eerie unexplained sounds. Apparitions have been witnessed and photographed on many occasions. There are many reported cases of phenomena and Bradgate Park has become notorious to locals and mentioned in many paranormal publications.
Guests must be aged 16 years and over

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access along tarmac path through centre of park. All-terrain mobility scooter available for hire. Drive-through scheme for Blue Badge holders - contact us for details or visit our website. Check our website or pick up a leaflet for details of our guided walks and events programme.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 31 Oct 2017 18:30

Prices

ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY.

£22.50

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Disabled access along tarmac path through centre of park. All-terrain mobility scooter available for hire. Drive-through scheme for Blue Badge holders - contact us for details or visit our website. Check our website or pick up a leaflet for details of our guided walks and events programme.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • Our Access Statement is available on our website www.bradgatepark.org

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 525112  Lat: 52.69637 Long: -1.22374

Bradgate Park has three entrances: the main entrance in Newtown Linford. Also Cropston (Hallgates) and Old John (Hunts Hill). Swithland wood has two entrances, north and south.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 km from Leicester station