Kibworth Harcourt attractions

Kibworth Harcourt attractions

Countryside south of LeicesterKibworth Harcourt 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.

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Attractions Foxton Locks, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. You can explore the locks and surroundings at any time. Some of the attractions on site have individual opening hours. Foxton Canal Museum Tel: 0116 2792 657. www.foxtonlocks.com. About 2 miles south of Kibworth Harcourt.

Foxton Canal Museum

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Attractions Grand Union Canal. The Grand Union Canal main line covers the 137 miles from London and Birmingham. Branches take it to places such as Slough, Leicester, Wendover, Aylesbury and Northampton. One end of the Canal is at Brentford on the River Thames, the other end at Bordesley Junction in the centre of Birmingham. At Bordesley it divides to join up with other canals. Branch passes 1 mile south of Kibworth Harcourt.

Grand Union Canal

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Attractions Busy canal-side boatyard and shop, situated at the bottom of the famous flight of 10 staircase locks, on the Grand Union Canal. Foxton Boat Services Ltd, Bottom Lock, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA. Tel: 0116 2792 285. www.foxtonboats.co.uk. About 2 miles south of Kibworth Harcourt.

 Foxton Boat Services Ltd

Attractions University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leics., LE2 2NE. Tel/fax 0116-271-2933. Entrance to the Botanic Garden is FREE. 16 acres display an array of interesting features, including an arboretum, a herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, a water garden. www.le.ac.uk. About 5 miles north west of Kibworth Harcourt.

 University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Attractions Leicester Racecourse Co Ltd, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL. General Race day enquires: 0116 271 6515. With 30 race meetings a year, Leicester Racecourse is one of the top courses in the UK. Leicester boast some decent racing including the Leicestershire Stakes in April. The racecourse is adjacent to the A6 (turn off at junction 21 of the M1) at Oadby, two miles south of the city centre. Free parking is available. www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk. About 5 miles north west of Kibworth Harcourt.

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