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Viewpoint/Beauty Spot

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Melton Carnegie Museum

0116 305 3860

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Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,
LE13 0TR

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Opposite Wilton Terrace you'll find the White House, built in the 1600s and one of the oldest properties on High Street. Through the gates to its right, you can see a coach house and brick diamond pattern on the side wall of the building.

Further up High Street is HSBC Bank and from around 1830 to 1840 it was the New Club. Lord Alvanley lived here during this time, hosting those who wished to hunt. His dinners were reputedly the best in England although they were not cheap, as he insisted on luxuries such as apricot tart.

The oldest surviving coaching inn in Melton Mowbray, the George Hotel, is opposite. People could rent new horses or a coach with riders here and they travelled to London, Birmingham, Grantham and Leeds. In 1835 on her way to Stamford from Belvoir Castle, Queen Victoria changed horses at the George, greeted by celebratory decorations throughout Melton Mowbray.

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Map reference: SK 751191  Lat: 52.76493 Long: -0.88803