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

Market Bosworth

VistEngland VAQASStay Play Explore

 

The 1620s House and Garden is like taking a step back in time where you can explore the early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago.

Coalville

VistEngland VAQASGreen Flag Award

 

On Heritage Open Days you can take the opportunity to wander through the beautiful Hall itself and soak up the traditional architecture.

Leicester

 

Belvoir Alehouse was established in 1995 and has been growing and expanding as a company ever since.

Melton Mowbray

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

Melton Mowbray

VistEngland VAQAS

 

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Train rides are available every weekend and Bank Holiday throughout the year and daily in May through to September.

Rail Route: Loughborough to Leicester

Loughborough

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Closed for refurbishment.

Leicester

 

The King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery visitor centre guides visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death and the fascinating story of his rediscovery.

Leicester

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The historic parish church of All Saints is a large and beautiful medieval building at the heart of Loughborough's ancient town centre.

Loughborough

 

Visitors can climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

VistEngland VAQASEnglish Heritage

 

Climb aboard one of our trains and you’re transported back in time on an historical journey. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873.

Market Bosworth

 

The Heritage Group was started to promote an appreciation of the history, architecture, landscape and wildlife in Burbage village and parish.

Hinckley

 

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.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

VistEngland VAQASNational Trust

 

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. Talks are given throughout the year.

Coalville

 

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

Coalville

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

 

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.

Coalville

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

 

Holy Trinity at Staunton-Harold has its original 17th century cushions and hangings, panelling and a painted ceiling. It was built between 1653 and 1665 and is one of the few churches to be erected during the Cromwellian era.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

National Trust