Melton Mowbray attractions

Melton Mowbray attractions

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie shopMelton Mowbray lies in the county of Leicestershire, an area of pleasant countryside and cities with a strong historical and industrial heritage. The fertile Vale of Belvoir (pronounced "beever") is overlooked by its stately castle, while nearby is Melton Mowbray, pork pie capital of the world. Leicestershire is a diverse county that is rich in both culture and history. The numerous museums in the county house many objects of local, national and international importance. Photo left: Melton Mowbray Pork Pie shop.

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Attractions  Butterfly Farm & Aquatic Centre, Sykes Lane, North Shore, Rutland Water, Rutland, LE15 8PX. Tel: 01780 46051. 55,000 sq.ft. of walk-through jungle with free-flying butterflies and tropical birds. Ponds with koi carp and terrapins. New extension featuring tropical creepy-crawlies, iguanas and tarantulas. www.rutlandwaterbutterflyfarm.co.uk. Location: About 10 miles south east of Melton Mowbray.

Butterfly Farm & Aquatic Centre

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Attractions RUTLAND WATER NATURE RESERVE. Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre. TEL: 01572-770651. When the reservoir was constructed, various areas were set aside to cater for different types of leisure pursuits. Sailing, sailboarding, trout fishing, boats and the nature reserve. www.rutlandwater.org.uk. Location: About 10 miles south east of Melton Mowbray.

RUTLAND WATER NATURE RESERVE

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Attractions Melton Carnegie Museum, Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1RB. Tel: (01664) 569946. The former Carnegie Library was refurbished and opened by Leicestershire County Council in 1977 as the Melton Carnegie Museum. Stilton cheese-making, foxhunting. Location: In the centre of Melton Mowbray.

Melton Carnegie Museum

Attractions Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PD. Tel: 01476 871000. Home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, superbly situated overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. Magnificent staterooms containing notable paintings, tapestries and fine furniture. Also visit the Queen's Lancers Museum. The Stewards Restaurant is open throughout the season (Tel: 01476 871024). www.belvoircastle.com. About 9 miles north of Melton Mowbray.

Belvoir Castle

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