2 wonderful National Trust properties. Hidden in the Charnwood Forest is the Arts and Crafts Stoneywell House, designed by Ernest Grimson. In contrast, Calke Abbey was a grand country house estate, owned by the Harpur family for 300 years and now in the care of the National Trust. Steam buffs will love exploring the Great Central Railway line.
A gentle meander along quiet lanes. Take a ride on a steam train. Explore the history of the Battle of Bosworth. Learn about some of the crafts that are flourishing in the Forest. Enjoy a coffee on the banks of the pictureesque Ashby Canal.
Learn more about the discovery of King Richard III's remains. Take a wander around Stoneywell, an Arts and Crafts inspired cottage, set in glorious countryside. Enjoy a ride on the historical Great Central Railway. Leap into the future with a visit to the National Space Centre. Find out about life in Jacobean times, with a visit to the Manor House in Donington-le-Heath.