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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 visited bradgate park as a family with two boys aged 6 and 3. The site is lovely, a great place to have a walk and climb. The deers running free is a fantastic sight to see, and there are lots of d...  more »
  • It is amazing place to relax and take meditation. Also you can see deers there. However, there is nothing to do expect relax. That is why do not expect lots of things from there.  more »
  • This wonderful legacy of Charles Bennion to the City and County of Leicester is somewhere where you can take the kids, your granny in fact anyone who wants to get away from it all for a couple of hour...  more »
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  • Lovely and peaceful for walking, catering for all visitors including wheelchair users. Area has historic value and is an area of geological interest. You can walk along the concrete path through the park which I believe is 2 miles long, or go hiking up the prehistoric extinct volcano. The park has lots of wildlife including free roaming deer. Bradgate Park is a lovely place to go all year round, especially in the peak of summer or under a blanket of snow. My only negative, like at most National trust areas, is the overpriced coffee shops, which are usually quite busy.
  • Great park with different walks. You can stay on the path to the visitor centre or trek up the hill to the monument. Lots of deer walking around & a nice stream runs by the path. Cafe near the car park & puns in village worth a visit.
  • This place is amazing. A must go for any dog walker or lover of countryside. A massive area of unspoilt Countryside that also is a deer reserve. Deer are free to roam the park with visitors and dogs are welcome but are required on leads in certain areas. Wouldnt recommend unless your dog listens to recall as they can scare and chase the deer. Parking is great as once you have paid you can move the car around any of the 3 parking site all day as the park is quite large. If you can make it, the views from the tallest point are fantastic. Will definitely be visiting again
  • Great park. Lots to do and see. Lovely long walks. Perfect for picnics and paddling in the streams.
  • Very big and very nice park. You can see there wild animals like deers :) toilets bit smelly. We will definitely go there again because we didn't see all in one day.

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