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Things to do in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

Market Bosworth, was recorded in the Domesday Book and has been an important market town since the middle ages.

The Famous Battle of Bosworth, which ended The Wars of the Roses in 1485, took place nearby.

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre - Visit the site where King Richard III was defeated by the future Henry VII.

You can see an award winning interpretation of the battle, with the visitor centre giving a complete insight into medieval times.

Sailing and Fishing

Bosworth Water Trust - On the B585 west of Market Bosworth, is a fifty-acre leisure park with lakes for sailing and fishing.

Boats and wet suits can be hired and there are facilities for caravans and camping. An ideal venue for a family activity weekend. 


Twycross Zoo - Near Market Bosworth, on A444 Burton to Nuneaton Road is a popular local attraction.

Twycross Zoo is an ideal day out for all ages.

There is a wide variety of animals including gorillas, chimps, orang-utans, gibbons, elephants, lions and giraffes.

There is a pets corner, adventure playground and penguin pool. There are parking and picnic facilities and the Zoo features special summer attractions.

Narrow Gauge Railway

Cadeby Light Railway - At the Old Rectory, Cadeby, Market Bosworth.

A narrow gauge steam railway, model/miniature railways, and steam road engine.

You'll also find an interesting Brass Rubbing Centre in the church, and a local museum houses the "Boston Collection".


Hinckley and District Museum - At Framework Knitters’ Cottages, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley.

These restored 17th century thatched cottages, house displays illustrating aspects of the history of Hinckley and district.

Hosiery exhibits include circa 1740 stocking frame.

You can take tea in the pretty Garden Tea Room.

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