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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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  • 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
  • Bradgate Park is a popular spot and rightly so. Plenty to see, good coffee and cake and views over Leicestershire is you're feeling energetic. Good place to walk or run around if you're local and some nice pubs in the area. Car parking can be tricky if you don't want to pay the fairly high charges in the official car parks.
  • An incredible park of outstanding beauty. See this wonderful landscape that has some of the oldest rocks (Precambrian) in the whole of England. A must see if you're visiting Leicester. Car parking and a lovely cafe also available.
  • This is possibly my favourite place to visit in Leicester. Lots of wildlife and great views. Such a gem of a place with something different to see at all times of the year.
  • Great place to walk and take friends and dogs to. Alas for us the views were not great because of the mist. The old oak trees and ruins are very photogenic, the walk to the top of the hill is good exercise, and I expect on a nice day the views are as well. Parking in January was not a problem, I would though expect it could be on a nice summer day.