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Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford

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Cut in two by the River Lin and spanning 344 hectares (850 acres), Bradgate Park is a piece of classic English countryside. On the park grounds, an old hall has an intact chapel and an effigy to the first Earl of Stamford and his wife. Aside from the chapel, the only sections of the hall still standing are the four truncated towers that once flanked the grand house. Hike the park and visit two well-known landmarks, Old John and the war memorial. Pick up a map first at the visitor center at Newtown Linford or the one near Bradgate House in a building called the Deer Barn, which also houses a cafe. The rocks are an attraction in and of themselves: Some of them hold fossils of some of the oldest known life-forms in the area. Consider cycling from the center of Leicester through the park, an easy ride along paved roads. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bradgate Park and many more Newtown Linford attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Newtown Linford vacation builder.
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  • We are a small group of ladies who have set up a running club and we go every Sunday for a hike/ run around this beautiful place.. The views are stunning and we always find a new route to take.. Such ...  more »
  • We enjoyed a 2 hour walk around Bradgate Park. The size of the place really surprised us. There's so much lovely scenery and things to see. This is one of our favourite places that we've been walking.  more »
  • Went for a blowy walk through the park to pay homage to our late mum, got to the shiny bright new visitors centre to be confronted with the sad fact that the lovely memorial book is still stored in a ...  more »