Places To Visit

Belvoir Castle            We very much hope you will come and visit us and enjoy a wonderful day out at Belvoir Castle. Our hilltop setting commands stunning views over the Vale of Belvoir and with glorious gardens and fascinating magical castle to explore, there’s something for everyone at our family home. 
     
The Viking Way   The Way is so named because it crosses an area which was occupied by Norse invaders. From the banks of the River Humber it crosses the Lincolnshire Wolds to Caistor, then along the Bain valley to Horncastle from where the Spa Trail is followed along the trackbed of a former railway to Woodhall Spa and along the Witham Valley, crossing flat fenland to Lincoln. Turning along the limestone escarpment of Lincoln Cliff and over Lincoln Heath, the route of the prehistoric Sewstern Lane is traced to reach Woolsthorpe Locks on the Grantham Canal. Another section of Sewstern Lane and other old tracks are followed to Thistleton from where the Way takes field-paths and lanes past Greetham, Exton and Rutland Water. At Oakham it links with the Macmillan Way and the Hereward Way. See also E-Routes (E2).
     
Rutland Water   This internationally famous nature reserve is managed in partnership by Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl.
     
Twin Lakes Theme Park   Twinlakes Theme Park has endless adventures of family fun packed with variety, adventure and fun for every member of your family. Twinlakes Theme Park is Leicester’s favourite tourist attraction where the fun never stops!
     
Melton Market   Market every Tuesday and a farmers market on Fridays
     
Melton Mowbray Famous Pork Pies   Dickinson & Morris has been baking pork pies at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray since 1851. We have the dual acclaim of being the oldest pork pie bakery and the last remaining producer of authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie based in the town centre. In recent years, due to unprecedented demand, the baking of these pies also takes place at a larger bakery located just outside Leicester.
     
Colston Bassett Stilton   A highly skilled, dedicated and experienced team use the same time honoured recipe and methods used by generations to make this unique, award winning cheese. Every day we take local pasturised whole cows milk from the same pastures and the same farms that founded the dairy as a co-operative in 1913. Colston Bassett, a rural village in the heart of the English coutryside, has become famous to lovers of fine cheese worldwide.
     
The Viking Challenge   The VIKING CHALLENGE is an annual off-road bike ride over 30k or 50k
that aims to raise money, via sponsorship, for charity - our 2011 charity is Dove Cottage Hospice which offers palliative daycare and respite in Leics, Rutland and South East Notts and also for Redmile Primary School in Leicestershire.
     
Discover East Midlands   Some of our treasures you may already know, like the infamous Robin Hood, the Peak District National Park and Silverstone, but there will be many more that are just waiting to be discovered.
 
From magnificent castles and stately homes that provide a unique glimpse into the past; inspiring countryside with sweeping green hills and dramatic rocky outcrops; cosmopolitan cities combining shopping with night life; historic market towns; majestic gardens and locations that have inspired movie makers.
     
Burghley House   Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery Restaurant, Gift Shop, Gardens of Surprise and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.
     
Holme PierrePont  

The National Water Sports Centre is just 10 minutes from the city centre of Nottingham and yet feels a world away.Despite Nottinghamshire being the most land locked county in England, NWSC boasts some of the best white water and flat water you will find anywhere.  If you're looking for fun, challenging and unique experiences and a choice of exciting courses, NWSC is for you.  We enjoy the services of sought after professional instructors who combine their experience with excellent customer care.  Whether you want to ride the rapids on our 700m purpose built white water course or simply laze away an hour or two boating on our 2km lake there is an activity to suit you.

NWSC welcomes families, groups, schools, companies and individuals.  It is an ideal day out for those who just want to wander our beautiful trails, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of our nature reserve or simply walk the dog.

     
Belton House   The 'perfect' English country-house estate, set in its own magnificent deer park, Belton was designed to impress. Built in the late 17th century for 'Young' Sir John Brownlow, its honey-coloured symmetry, opulent décor, fine furnishings, stunning silverware and gorgeous gardens provided the perfect setting for lavish hospitality and entertainment on a grand scale. Each generation left its mark, employing top designers, craftsmen and portrait painters. At the heart of society, the family enjoyed royal connections from William III to Edward VIII. Did they achieve perfection? The 'perfect' English country-house estate, set in its own magnificent deer park, Belton was designed to impress. Built in the late 17th century for 'Young' Sir John Brownlow, its honey-coloured symmetry, opulent décor, fine furnishings, stunning silverware and gorgeous gardens provided the perfect setting for lavish hospitality and entertainment on a grand scale. Each generation left its mark, employing top designers, craftsmen and portrait painters. At the heart of society, the family enjoyed royal connections from William III to Edward VIII. Did they achieve perfection? Judge for yourself as you explore and discover many fascinating layers of Belton's history.