Things to do in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire
One of the country's most important monuments is in the parish of Kirby Muxloe. Built in the late 15th century by Lord Hastings, who was executed in 1483 before the building was completed, Kirby Muxloe Castle now has a Grade I listing.
Standing back from the road and behind a deep wide moat it has the distinction of being one of the finest examples of medieval brickwork in the country. It also has the earliest gun ports of their kind.