Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford
Categories: Nature & Parks
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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Lovely park for a walk for the whole family. Level surface for those less able or with prams or push chairs. Paths up the hill through the gorse for those who want something a little more challenging.... read more »
Bradgate park is one of the most loveliest country parks that ive ever visited. The deer herds ar fantastic, the scenery and views are beautiful. Clean toilets too.
Just back from a 5 mile walk around this great park. All types of walks great views and lots of wild life to be seen. We will go back with our young grand children and let them explore. We came across... read more »
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