Guidebook for Leicester, Leicestershire

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Guidebook for Leicester, Leicestershire

Drinks & Nightlife
http://www.theblackboyhungarton.co.uk/the-black-boy-inn. good food & beer, just 100yd up Main Street.
The Black Boy Inn
http://www.theblackboyhungarton.co.uk/the-black-boy-inn. good food & beer, just 100yd up Main Street.
Food Scene
https://www.hambletonhall.com/ Fine dining in one of best restaurants in a Country House Hotel, one of the best in the country; overlooks Rutland Water. An excellent deal is 'Lunch for Less' on weekdays, walk through beautiful garden down to the Water. http://www.hambletonbakery.co.uk Exton, Rutland has Artisan Craft Breads , pastries & cakes
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Hambleton Hall
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https://www.hambletonhall.com/ Fine dining in one of best restaurants in a Country House Hotel, one of the best in the country; overlooks Rutland Water. An excellent deal is 'Lunch for Less' on weekdays, walk through beautiful garden down to the Water. http://www.hambletonbakery.co.uk Exton, Rutland has Artisan Craft Breads , pastries & cakes
http://www.theolivebranchpub.com/ Outstanding meals -lunch there. Go for a lovely pre lunch detour walking up the Yew Tree Avenue, up a drive to an old hall, free, rather in need of TLC to recover the extravagant clipped shapes.
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The Olive Branch
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http://www.theolivebranchpub.com/ Outstanding meals -lunch there. Go for a lovely pre lunch detour walking up the Yew Tree Avenue, up a drive to an old hall, free, rather in need of TLC to recover the extravagant clipped shapes.
http://www.johnshouse.co.uk/ Michelin Starred Fine Dining Restaurant -go whenever you can get a reservation The Duffin Family Centre there is excellent -good cafe, petting animals area, Motor Museum-cars & m/cs & more.
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John's House
139-141 Loughborough Rd
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http://www.johnshouse.co.uk/ Michelin Starred Fine Dining Restaurant -go whenever you can get a reservation The Duffin Family Centre there is excellent -good cafe, petting animals area, Motor Museum-cars & m/cs & more.
Fine dining-go for dinner or lunch Excellent value esp set menu 'Lunch for Less' Tues to Sat £18.50 -book a table, service is good but may be slow Calm atmosphere in centre of small town -mellow -coloured stone buildings
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The Lake Isle
16 High St E
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Fine dining-go for dinner or lunch Excellent value esp set menu 'Lunch for Less' Tues to Sat £18.50 -book a table, service is good but may be slow Calm atmosphere in centre of small town -mellow -coloured stone buildings
www.sapori-restaurant.co.uk Modern and elegant Italian fine dining in a family atmosphere. Each dish is created by using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Everything is made from scratch, from the pasta and bread selection to the desserts and gelato. Lunches and Dinners
Sapori Restaurant & Bar
40 Stadon Rd
www.sapori-restaurant.co.uk Modern and elegant Italian fine dining in a family atmosphere. Each dish is created by using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Everything is made from scratch, from the pasta and bread selection to the desserts and gelato. Lunches and Dinners
www.finchsarms.co.uk for menus Pleasant spot on Hambleton Peninsular, turn off the road along north side of Rutland Water
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The Finch's Arms
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www.finchsarms.co.uk for menus Pleasant spot on Hambleton Peninsular, turn off the road along north side of Rutland Water
Authentic Gujarati cuisine has been served here since 1976. The extensive vegetarian menu in the cheerful dining room covers everything from kachori (spicy lentil balls wrapped in pastry) to a generous thali. Save room for dessert because the restaurant is as well known for its sweet offerings as for its savoury, with an Indian afternoon tea combining scones and jam with pani puri and khandvi (spiced gram flour and yoghurt batter rolls). Check out the colourful selection of Diwali-style treats in the restaurant’s sweetshop all year round. Details 0116 266 0106, bobbys-restaurant.co.uk
Bobby's Restaurant
154-156 Belgrave Rd
Authentic Gujarati cuisine has been served here since 1976. The extensive vegetarian menu in the cheerful dining room covers everything from kachori (spicy lentil balls wrapped in pastry) to a generous thali. Save room for dessert because the restaurant is as well known for its sweet offerings as for its savoury, with an Indian afternoon tea combining scones and jam with pani puri and khandvi (spiced gram flour and yoghurt batter rolls). Check out the colourful selection of Diwali-style treats in the restaurant’s sweetshop all year round. Details 0116 266 0106, bobbys-restaurant.co.uk
One of 30 best Curry Houses in UK (2020) Authentic Gujarati cuisine has been served here since 1976. The extensive vegetarian menu in the cheerful dining room covers everything from kachori (spicy lentil balls wrapped in pastry) to a generous thali. Save room for dessert because the restaurant is as well known for its sweet offerings as for its savoury, with an Indian afternoon tea combining scones and jam with pani puri and khandvi (spiced gram flour and yoghurt batter rolls). Check out the colourful selection of Diwali-style treats in the restaurant’s sweetshop all year round. Details 0116 266 0106, bobbys-restaurant.co.uk
Bobby's Restaurant
154-156 Belgrave Rd
One of 30 best Curry Houses in UK (2020) Authentic Gujarati cuisine has been served here since 1976. The extensive vegetarian menu in the cheerful dining room covers everything from kachori (spicy lentil balls wrapped in pastry) to a generous thali. Save room for dessert because the restaurant is as well known for its sweet offerings as for its savoury, with an Indian afternoon tea combining scones and jam with pani puri and khandvi (spiced gram flour and yoghurt batter rolls). Check out the colourful selection of Diwali-style treats in the restaurant’s sweetshop all year round. Details 0116 266 0106, bobbys-restaurant.co.uk
Everything Else
https://spacecentre.co.uk/
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National Space Centre
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https://spacecentre.co.uk/
Vineyard visit, Helenka gives interesting insight into local wine making and developing their business -wine-tasting and craft workshops -see the website http://www.hanwellwine.co.uk/
Hanwell Wine Estate
Vineyard visit, Helenka gives interesting insight into local wine making and developing their business -wine-tasting and craft workshops -see the website http://www.hanwellwine.co.uk/
Arts & Culture
https://kriii.com/ Become a Forensic Scientist at King Richard III Visitor Centre Follow one of the greatest archaeological detective stories in Leicester's history, the award winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is located on the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered in 2012. The Centre delves into the story of King Richard III, using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology to tell the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death.
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King Richard III Visitor Centre
4A Saint Martins
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https://kriii.com/ Become a Forensic Scientist at King Richard III Visitor Centre Follow one of the greatest archaeological detective stories in Leicester's history, the award winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is located on the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered in 2012. The Centre delves into the story of King Richard III, using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology to tell the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death.
Goldmark Gallery-A family business, selling art worldwide It stocks thousands of prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures across a very wide range of top British, American and European artists; changing exhibitions there, visitors are v welcome to just browse. Uppingham School is renowned for its music; founded in 1584, is one of the leading British boarding schools for boys and girls aged 13 to 18. Obviously it is not open to the public generally but you can look at what is going on - courses and events available esp for children; Public Concerts during term-time; Swimming pool & Fitness Studio- see online for partics;
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Uppingham
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Goldmark Gallery-A family business, selling art worldwide It stocks thousands of prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures across a very wide range of top British, American and European artists; changing exhibitions there, visitors are v welcome to just browse. Uppingham School is renowned for its music; founded in 1584, is one of the leading British boarding schools for boys and girls aged 13 to 18. Obviously it is not open to the public generally but you can look at what is going on - courses and events available esp for children; Public Concerts during term-time; Swimming pool & Fitness Studio- see online for partics;
www.burghley.co.uk Just look online -it really is incredible; see the special events; on A47 east-about 45 min drive
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Burghley House Gardens & Deer Park
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www.burghley.co.uk Just look online -it really is incredible; see the special events; on A47 east-about 45 min drive
Entertainment & Activities
http://www.stonehurstfarm.co.uk Stonehurst Family Farm, farm park on old A6 in Mountsorrel- Farmers Den tea shop serves homemade cakes, cream teas, splendid hot food and light lunches, made with home grown produce Meet & feed farm animals, tractor rides, pony rides, nature trail, farm shop, Motor Museum -fantastic collection of veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia, built up over the last 50 years; exhibits include Leicestershire's first motorised bus, 1930's period garage, motorbikes from 1911 "TT" Ariel through to classic Vincent, cars ranging from an original unrestored 1911 Wolseley, Austin 7's, Vauxhall 30-98, to 1960's sports cars.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum
http://www.stonehurstfarm.co.uk Stonehurst Family Farm, farm park on old A6 in Mountsorrel- Farmers Den tea shop serves homemade cakes, cream teas, splendid hot food and light lunches, made with home grown produce Meet & feed farm animals, tractor rides, pony rides, nature trail, farm shop, Motor Museum -fantastic collection of veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia, built up over the last 50 years; exhibits include Leicestershire's first motorised bus, 1930's period garage, motorbikes from 1911 "TT" Ariel through to classic Vincent, cars ranging from an original unrestored 1911 Wolseley, Austin 7's, Vauxhall 30-98, to 1960's sports cars.
View from Seldom Seen Farm is quite spectacular. From high up in the hills, on one side there is Billesdon Coplow and facing south on a clear day you can see over the county. On our secluded 207 acre mixed farm, set in glorious countryside, 20 acres fruit & veg for pick-you-own or sold ready-picked from farm-shop- opens 2 seasons for summer's soft fruit; & for all Dec leading up to Christmas. In summer season, 5 acres of strawberries, all on table tops so no bending - easy picking; another 5 acres Raspberries & other soft fruit;early & main crop potatoes, broad beans; shop sells Preserves, fruit vinegars, biscuits & cakes which you can tuck into in tearoom
Seldom Seen Farm
View from Seldom Seen Farm is quite spectacular. From high up in the hills, on one side there is Billesdon Coplow and facing south on a clear day you can see over the county. On our secluded 207 acre mixed farm, set in glorious countryside, 20 acres fruit & veg for pick-you-own or sold ready-picked from farm-shop- opens 2 seasons for summer's soft fruit; & for all Dec leading up to Christmas. In summer season, 5 acres of strawberries, all on table tops so no bending - easy picking; another 5 acres Raspberries & other soft fruit;early & main crop potatoes, broad beans; shop sells Preserves, fruit vinegars, biscuits & cakes which you can tuck into in tearoom
New 'Airbnb Experience' Scuba Diving with a PADI Scuba Instructor who provides equipment and transportation to Stoney Cove for 7 hour day -a briefing ready for your first try dive or fun dive (depending on your diving experience) and get ready to jump in. £50 per person
Stoney Stanton
New 'Airbnb Experience' Scuba Diving with a PADI Scuba Instructor who provides equipment and transportation to Stoney Cove for 7 hour day -a briefing ready for your first try dive or fun dive (depending on your diving experience) and get ready to jump in. £50 per person
Sightseeing
fascinating market town- 30 min away, LE15. Georgian architecture, Gothic church, Butter Cross and Pump The famous Butter Cross is shown on Speed's map of Oakham, 1611. Its five-hole stocks are a mystery. Oakham Castle- the great hall of a fortified manor house built for Wakelin de Ferrers between 1180-90. one of the finest examples of domestic Norman architecture in England - good museum -special eating places Grainstore Brewery -tea in Castle Cottage cafe and much more -check o the web incl opening times -near Rutland Water with separate Guidebook entry
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Oakham
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fascinating market town- 30 min away, LE15. Georgian architecture, Gothic church, Butter Cross and Pump The famous Butter Cross is shown on Speed's map of Oakham, 1611. Its five-hole stocks are a mystery. Oakham Castle- the great hall of a fortified manor house built for Wakelin de Ferrers between 1180-90. one of the finest examples of domestic Norman architecture in England - good museum -special eating places Grainstore Brewery -tea in Castle Cottage cafe and much more -check o the web incl opening times -near Rutland Water with separate Guidebook entry
There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It's home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering. But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places to visit on our network. You could watch boats travel up or down the locks or take a boat trip yourself before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots. But we'd recommend you see the remains of the historic 'chair l
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Foxton Locks
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There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It's home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering. But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places to visit on our network. You could watch boats travel up or down the locks or take a boat trip yourself before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots. But we'd recommend you see the remains of the historic 'chair l
Parks & Nature
AQUA PARK RUTLAND Whitwell, Bull Brigg Lane | Water Sports Centre, Oakham LE15 8BL to quote 'Now measuring over 100m by 80m our floating inflatable Aqua Park has climbing walls, trampolines, balance bars, rockers, rollers, blast bags the UK’s biggest slides and a special corner for adrenaline junkies – it’s awesome!' Check the Park Facilities & Reviews on Trip Advisor for Changing Space https://www.aquaparkrutland.co.uk/
Largest Man-made reservoir in Europe- Encircled by well-kept 17 mile trail for walking or cycling (bikes for hire);see & visit partially submerged Normanton Church; Rutland Nature Reserve (British Birdfair late August); ride on the Jubilee Belle; all sorts of water sports including a swimming beach-www.aquaparkrutland.co.uk (to 23/9) Google or ask us about it -we were founder members of the Rutland Sailing Club
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Rutland Water
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Largest Man-made reservoir in Europe- Encircled by well-kept 17 mile trail for walking or cycling (bikes for hire);see & visit partially submerged Normanton Church; Rutland Nature Reserve (British Birdfair late August); ride on the Jubilee Belle; all sorts of water sports including a swimming beach-www.aquaparkrutland.co.uk (to 23/9) Google or ask us about it -we were founder members of the Rutland Sailing Club
Charles Bennion purchased Bradgate Park for the people of Leicestershire in 1928; area of outstanding historic beauty- volcanic outcrops; excellent walking all the year, gentle or strenuous; herds of Red and Fallow Deer; ancient oak trees; ruins of Bradgate House where LadyJane Grey lived (the 9 day Queen of Henry V111) .Free, save for car parking
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Bradgate Park
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Charles Bennion purchased Bradgate Park for the people of Leicestershire in 1928; area of outstanding historic beauty- volcanic outcrops; excellent walking all the year, gentle or strenuous; herds of Red and Fallow Deer; ancient oak trees; ruins of Bradgate House where LadyJane Grey lived (the 9 day Queen of Henry V111) .Free, save for car parking