Places to visit in or near Kirby Muxloe

Kirby Muxloe is a village and civil parish west of Leicester. Its proximity to the city that 39, it causes part of the Leicester urban area. Leicester Forest East parish boundary runs along the A47 Hinckley Road. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 4523. The name comes from the name of Kirby 39, a Dane, Caer, who established the community here in the late tenth century or early ninth. The settlement was known as Carb and later, Kirby. In 1461, William Hastings, 1r. Baron Hastings of Hungerford, has become the steward of 39; honor of Leicester and Leicester Forest Ranger. His father, Sir Leonard Hastings, possessed a small estate in Leicestershire and Gloucestershire, where the family had long been established. On April 14, 1474 Hastings earned the right lordly Kirby family Pakeman, so that 39, he had rented for several years preceding this. In 1480, he started buildinge the moated castle Kirby Muxloe during the period of the War of the Roses. However, work on the castle stopped shortly after Lord Hastings was executed June 13, 1483 on the orders of King Richard III, the Tower of London for conspiracy. William has been caught in the rivalry for the throne after the death of 39, Edward IV.
12 Results In Or Near Kirby Muxloe
0.3 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
This lovely 17th-century farmhouse tavern overlooks the ruins of Kirby Muxloe Castle and is located in the green village of Kirby Muxloe.
3.9 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
Until the 1980s, this quaint historic inn was a functioning farm made of local stone. Guests can now enjoy a cosy restaurant, a bar, and a patio.
4.7 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
Horseshoe Cottage Farm, an award winning B&B - come and relax and be pampered in a recently restored, 200 year old stone farmhouse and barns in Leicestershire's Charnwood Forest. Bedrooms are furnished to a very high standard and all have exposed oak beams and original features. Locally sourced produce is used and many of the vegetables come straight from the kitchen garden. Free range hens and home made preserves ensure breakfast is a feast. Take beautiful walks through bluebell-filled Swith...
6.1 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
Stately, refined and steeped in history, the impressive Rothley Court Hotel welcomes you with a sweeping driveway.
7.5 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
The Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park is a colourful multi award winning interactive experience telling the story of the Battle of Bosworth 1485.
8.1 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
Take a step back in time at the 1620s House and Garden and explore the recreated early 17th century house & grounds to see how people lived 400 years ago.
8.3 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
Longcliffe is set on the lower slopes of Charnwood Forest and is covered in silver birch, oak, pine, beech, gorse and broom. An indication of it quality is that it has twice hosted the Curtis Cup team in preparation for their clash with the USA and has been the venue for the English Boys Championship. Long drivers may find the course a bit short, but they must be straight because of the tree-lined fairways. The seventh is a good hole as is the par five eighth but the 168 yard par three 15th w...
9.6 miles from the centre of Kirby Muxloe
There's something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you've learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood Museum is one such spot. The famous Ladybird books originate from Loughborough so there's an exhibit and memorabilia on that subject plus information about the world's oldest multi-cellular fossil Charna discovered by a local schoolboy. Other super ex...
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