Welcome to Hinckley & Market Bosworth

The market towns of Hinckley and Market Bosworth are surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and picturesque villages and are well worth a visit.

Many villages in the Borough have interesting stories to tell, one of the most famous being the Battle of Bosworth at Sutton Cheney where King Richard III lost his life in 1485.

The award winning Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, just south of Market Bosworth is a major tourist attraction which tells the story of how the last Plantagenet King fought for his crown and lost his life. Each year there is a re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth when thousands of people visit to see jousting, living history villages and characters from the time of King Richard III.

Market Bosworth is a traditional market town where regular markets are still held every Wednesday in the market square. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours perusing the selection of independent gift shops, galleries and boutiques, tearooms and bistros in the town centre or watch boats go by while enjoying a snack at Sutton Wharf.

To the south west of the county is Hinckley, home to the world famous Triumph Motorcycles. At the brand new Triumph Visitor Experience see how the motorcycles are made, take the factory tour and get up close to some of the most iconic Triumphs of all time, and enjoy a priceless collection of motorcycle memorabilia.

Hinckley has a good range of independent shops and popular high street names plus smaller specialist shops and boutiques. Hinckley’s historic market takes place three times a week in the market place with a farmer's market on the third Thursday of every month.

Bosworth Water Park | GoLeicestershire

Days out

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre | GoLeicestershire

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Bosworth Water Park | GoLeicestershire

Bosworth Water Park

Whatever your age, however active you feel – there’s something for everyone, sailing or pedalos, play areas or crazy golf.

Twycross Zoo | GoLeicestershire

Twycross Zoo

Walk with ring-tailed lemurs; see a troop of emperor tamarins leap above your head in their treetop exhibit, and watch Humboldt penguins take their daily walk.

Hinckley Island Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Hinckley Island Hotel

Located close to the A5/M69 junction, this hotel is in a great location.  Large bedrooms, good facilities and a Marco Pierre White restaurant.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre | GoLeicestershire

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Explore the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth and the wide range of activities and displays.

Market Bosworth Park | GoLeicestershire

Market Bosworth Country Park

Open parkland landscape with majestic mature specimen trees interspersed with small areas of woodland, wild flower meadows and a lake.

Sketchley Grange Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a spa break, a special meal out or just a drink in the bar.