Around the area

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Leicestershire and Rutland cannot fail to inspire you.

We have many great family attractions to visit and plenty of beautiful scenery and landscapes to explore by car, foot or bike .

You might like to visit a museum or gallery, or simply cycle around Rutland water before exploring Oakham castle and enjoying a coffee at one of the lovely coffee shops there.

You could also visit one of the local Market towns either Melton Mowbray or Market Harborough which are close to us, or explore a Leicestershire stately home. We are also perfectly placed for you to go further afield and explore the cities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Lincoln .  

Beeby itself is a small village in the parish of Charnwood and can be described as a "series of scattered houses that remain of a shrunken medieval village". All Saints Church is our most noticeable landmark built in the 14th century with a famous truncated steeple often referred to as The Beeby Tub . 

Statue of Richard III in front of the ca
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For the Family 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Space Centre encompasses six

galleries, including the iconic Rocket Tower and the UK’s largest domed planetarium, crammed full of space suits, rockets, satellites and meteorites. A brilliant day out for those who love anything about space.  spacecentre.co.uk  - 22 mins away  

Twycross Zoo is set in more than 80 acres with around 500 animals of almost 100 species to see with many endangered animals . It is now reknowned as a world primate centre . 

twycrosszoo.org - 50 mins away 

Twin Lakes covers 100 acres with a family theme park, farm and water park with activities and fun things to do outside and inside too for those rainy days twinlakespark.co.uk - 30 mins away

 

 

The Outdoors 

 

 

 

Rutland Water lies to the east of Oakham and is set in around 4200 acres of beautiful countryside. The park offers everything from walking and cycling to fishing and watersports. There is also an amazing nature reserve managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and home to the Rutland Osprey Project.  anglianwaterparks.co.uk/rutland -30mins away

Bradgate Park was first enclosed as a deer park 800yrs ago and offers a wild and rugged landscape with rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees . If you need  buggy or bike access, the lower half of the park is great with its wide tarmac paths near the river that winds through the park.www.bradgatepark.org  - 30mins away 

 

A bit of History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Richard III Visitor Centre was created following the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a Leicester car park in 2012 . Using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology, the centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

Kriii.com - 25mins away in the city centre 

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre allows you to discover more about the battle of 1485 where Richard III fought for his crown and lost his life, and Henry Tudor became King!

With interactive, hands-on displays and a range of activities, including guided walks, you can find out about medieval warfare, how the battle unfolded and the impact of the new and powerful Tudor dynasty.

bosworthbattlefield.com - 44 mins drive 

Belvoir Castle's history dates back to the eleventh century and is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, Crowning a hill , the castle turrets and towers are fairy-take like and look out on acres of gardens and beautiful  landscape . In the shadow of Belvoir Castle is the Engine Yard , a small retail village which has been carefully restored from Victorian buildings. Championing local businesses and great British brands, visitors can find delicious food and drink and artisan shopping. 

belvoircastle.com - 50mins drive

Oakham castle a 12th century building famous for its collection of huge horseshoes. 

Oakhamcastle.org free entry  - 32mins away 

Rockingham Castle - rockinghamcastle.com 40mins away 

Warwick Castle -warwck-castle.com - 55 mins away 

Some sport & adventure  

 

 

 

 

Fishing - fish here for the day for £8 /£9 

Walking & Cycling - Rutland water and great cycle routes around Leicestershire and Rutland 

Cycle Hire - Cafe Ventoux  ( in local eats previously mentioned ) and Rutland cycles are two of the closest available -rutlandcycling.com

Various local golf courses - one 5mins away 

Aqua Park at Rutland water  - the biggest Aquaglide inflatable wipeout water park in the UK over 8 000 sqm slides , climbs , balance beams and 40 obstacles. Open summer season.

Stoney Cove National Dive Centre was  Dive Centre of the Year 2019 . Open for all levels and has open swimming too - stoneycove.com -35 mins away 

Snowdome Tamworth - skiing, snowboarding climbing and swimming all available to try

snowdome.co.uk - 60mins away 

 

 

 

 

 

Local eats and food supplies 

Roots at Thorpe Farm - family run farm and coffee shop - great for coffee, cake ,breakfast and lunch - rootsthorpefarm.co.uk  10mins away 

Cafe Ventoux - cycling centre with a lovely cafe great for coffee, lunch or a beer/wine on your way back to us - cafe-ventoux.cc. -20mins away 

March Farm - butchery, deli and cafe - marchhousefarm.co.uk - 20mins away 

The milk shed in Great Dalby - milk vending machine for the local dairy  - LE14 2HA  - 18mins away on the way to Melton Mowbray

Oakham coffee shops ; Fika / The Larder / The Hungry Birds/The Daily Grind - 32mins away 

Uppingham coffee shops : Scandimania Coffee House /Costa - 28mins away 

Supermarkets - Asda & M&S Food at Thurmaston - 13 mins /Aldi &Tescos in Syston 15mins /Sainsburys - 18mins / Co-op Scraptoft - 10 mins away 

 

 

 

 

Local Pubs & Restaurants 

The Cheney Arms Gaddesby - 15 mins away 

The Black Boy Inn Hungarton - 12 mins away 

The Rose & Crown Tilton on the Hill - 17 mins away 

The Malt Shovel Barkby Thorpe - 11 mins away 

The Golden Fleece - Croxton - 5mins

Pizza Hut /McDonalds /starbucks- Thurmaston 12mins away 

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Beeby

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