Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford

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. To visit Bradgate Park and get the most from your holiday in Newtown Linford, create itinerary details personal to you using our Newtown Linford online tour itinerary planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Living in Anstey (the new build development off Groby Road) we are frequent visitors to this amazing country park. We moved in to the village during January 2015 and have on average visited this amazi...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Lovely family venue, spacious historical park and ruins, spectacular ancient trees, interesting stone outcrops, variety of natural habitats. Deer & peacocks. Well maintained paths and good car parking...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    One of the nicest parks i have been to in England. Its an amazing park close to Leicester . There is usually ample parking and I think it costs around 3 pounds. . We went to the park at the beginning ...  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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