St Mary's Church Melton Mowbray

Visit Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir

Belvoir Castle | Melton Mowbray

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, ChocFest, the UK's 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.

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.  A livestock market has been in existence in Melton for 1,000 years, predating the Domesday Book, and has been in its present location in the town for 150 years. Download 'More than just a market' a commemoration booklet produced by the Melton Belvoir Rotary Club to read about its history. 

Browse our website, or download our handy guide, 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.

Twinlakes Theme Park | Melton Mowbray
No.1 East Midland’s Theme Park
with endless adventures of family fun providing
great days out, where the fun never stops!
Melton Mowbray | Rural Capital of Food
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