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Show more details of Bosworth Battlefield Country Park at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
VistEngland VAQASEast Midlands Tourism GoldMLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UKStay Play ExploreHinckley & Bosworth Tourism PartnershipSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD, Tel: 01455 290 429, Email, www.bosworthbattlefield.com

Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth.

  • Rail station: Hinckley (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Calke Abbey
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Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE, Tel: 01332 863822, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke

The Harpur family lived at Calke Abbey and were noted for their reclusive eccentricity. You will not find a highly restored interior but a most interesting and informal picture of a grand country house in its latter years.

  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Rockingham Castle
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Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH, Tel: 01536 770240, Email, www.rockinghamcastle.com

Delve into history at Rockingham Castle, which was built on the orders of William the Conqueror.

  • Rail station: Kettering (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Snibston Colliery Buildings at Snibston
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Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN, Tel: 01530 278444, Email, www.snibston.org.uk/

Colliery tours by former mine workers are available every day throughout the year.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of All Saints' Heritage Centre at All Saints Heritage Centre

Parish Church, Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, DE74, Tel: 01332 792565

The All Saints' Heritage Centre, located in the grounds of the parish church, is home to the Local History Group and features displays, photographs and a comprehensive archive of historical documents available for research and browsing.

 
 
Show more details of Ashby de la Zouch Castle
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South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR, Tel: 01530 413343

The impressive ruins of this late medieval castle are dominated by a magnificent tower, over 80 feet high. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (10 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Belvoir Castle
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Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE, Tel: 01476 871002

Enjoy a visit to Belvoir Castle where you can find out about the fascinating history of this Regency period castle and its picturesque gardens.

  • Rail station: Grantham (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Bow Bridge at Castle Gardens
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The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY, Tel: 01162221000

The body of Richard III is alledged to have been thrown into the River Soar from Bow Bridge in Leicester's town.

  • Rail station: Leicester (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Show more details of Castle Park

c/o Leicester City Council, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG, Tel: 0116 252 7000

Explore Leicester's 'Old Town' - an area of gardens, churches, fine buildings, ancient walls and museums.

  • Rail station: Leicester (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Claybrook Mill at Claybrooke Mill

Claybrooke Magna, Claybrooke Magna, Lutterworth, Lutterworth, LE17 5DB, Tel: 01455 202 443

Claybrooke Mill is a 300 year old working water mill producing stoneground flour by water power.

  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Coalville Heritage Society at Coalville

Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67, Tel: 01530 222330

This is a local heritage group which holds a considerable archive of photographs tracing the history of the industries and community of this unique town.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Show more details of Diseworth Heritage Centre
Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Lady Gate, Diseworth, Leicestershire, DE74 2QF, Tel: 0778 539 3578

Read about Diseworth from the Domesday Book to the present day. Trace your ancestors in the local Census pages, from 1841 to 1901. Read articles about local people and places. See pictures of buildings and the local landscape

 
 
Show more details of Donington le Heath Manor House
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Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW, Tel: 01530 831 259

Donington-le-Heath Manor House was built in the late 13th century and was renovated early in the 17th century. Try on replicas of their clothes and have a go with some of the toys that would have been played over the past seven centuries.

  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Grace Dieu Priory
Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Thringstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 5GJ, Tel: 01530 223 201

The Grace Dieu Priory was an Augustinian priory near Thringstone in Leicestershire, England. It was founded around 1235-1241 by Roesia de Verdon and dissolved in October in 1538.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Great Abbey at Abbey Park Leicester
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Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ, Tel: 0116 262 4405, www.leicester.gov.uk/parks

The Scheduled Monument in Abbey Park comprises the Abbey Ruins, Abbot Penny's Wall, the remains of a 17c Mansion (Cavendish House) and Ornamental Gardens. The charred stone window frame is still visible today.

  • Rail station: London Rd, Leicester (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Hough Windmill
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Main Street, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8HF, Tel: 01530 222 330

Visit this windmill and see it's restoration in process.

  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of John Taylor Bellfoundry Museum
Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1AR, Tel: 01509 212 241

Part of the world's largest working bellfoundry. The museum shows the craft techniques of moulding, casting, tuning and the fitting up of bells.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Kirby Muxloe Castle

Kirby Muxloe, Leicester, LE9 2DH, Tel: 0116 238 6886

Kirby Muxloe Castle was commissioned in the 1480s by William Hastings, however it was never to be completed as Lord Hastings was executed by Richard III, soon after he came to power.

  • Rail station: Leicester (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Show more details of Leicester Castle & The Great Hall

c/o Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ, Tel: 0116 253 2569

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. The first castle in Leicester, built around 1070 either by William the Conqueror or by Hugh de Grandsmesnil.

  • Rail station: Leicester (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Show more details of Mount St Bernard Abbey
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Oaks-In-Charnwood, Coalville, Leicestershire, N/A, Tel: 01530 832 298

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey is situated in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. An area of particular natural beauty in the very heart of England

  • Rail station: Loughborough (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Show more details of Oakham Castle

Castle Lane, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DR, Tel: 01572 758440

The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England.

 
 
Show more details of Old John Tower at Bradgate Country Park
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Deer Barn Buildings, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE, Tel: 0116 236 2713

Spend the day exploring Bradgate park - a 340 hectare ancient deer park which was the home of Lady Jane Grey, 9 day Queen of England (1553).

  • Rail station: Leicester (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Railway Vehicle Preservations at Great Central Railway
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Loughborough Central Station, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW, Tel: 01509 632323

The Railway Vehicle Preservations group own a number of vehicles that are based on the Great Central Railway - those that are serviceable operate regularly and feature in several special events each year.

  • Rail station: Loughbrough (1 mile)
 
 
 
Show more details of Richard lll at Castle Gardens
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The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY, Tel: 01162221000

A statue of King Richard III by James Walter Butler RA stands in Castle Gardens, off St Nicholas Circle. The statue is in bronze, and was unveiled on 31 July 1980 by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

  • Rail station: Leicester (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Sir John Moore Foundation
MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UKLeicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Top Street, Appleby Magna, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 7AH, Tel: 01530 273629

The Heritage Centre recreates life in the Sir John Moore School in Victorian times. Discover the village boys’ classroom, Headmaster’s study, dormitory and clock room.

 
 
Show more details of Stanford Hall
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Stanford Hall, Stanford, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH, Tel: 01788 860250

Enjoy country house splendour at Stanford Hall, where you can take in the architecture and extensive parkland.

  • Rail station: Rugby (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
 
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