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Bradgate Park

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Newtown Linford LE6 OHE, England
+44 116 234 1850
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Beautiful Park: Hidden Gem in Leceister

Bradgate Park was a pleaseant suprise; low cost, well kept and accessible to all. There's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Akin P
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Perfect for a stroll well maintained

I’ve been visiting Bradgate Park for several years now and am constantly impressed by just how well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael P
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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Bradgate Park was first enclosed as a deer park (for hunting) in the 12th Century. Herds of Red and Fallow Deer still roam freely across the Park's 800 acres today.The Park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its importance as a wildlife habitat and its geological interest - the 600 million year old Precambrian rocks here are some of the oldest in England. Bradgate House, built around the year 1500, was one of the first unfortified, brick-built country houses in the country and was the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and played an important role in the English Civil War. Abandoned in the 18th Century, the house is now an evocative ruin set in a landscape that has changed little since the house's heyday. Bradgate offers visitors the chance to experience surprisingly wild and unspoilt countryside within a short travelling time of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby and is only 10 minutes from the M1 (J21 or 22). Explore the story of the Park in our new Visitor Centre, stop for a cup of tea or lunch in one of our two tearooms or just bring a picnic and sit by the river. Bradgate Park was listed in the Top 10 Parks in the UK in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. We stage a variety of events throughout the year including guided walks to explore the Park's history and landscape, wildlife events such as stream dipping, moth trapping and fungi forays, seasonal fairs focussing on local produce and traditional crafts as well as outdoor theatre performances and concerts in the ruins of Bradgate House. Keep an eye on our website,follow us on Facebook and Twitter or pick up a leaflet on site to keep up to date with what's on.
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Newtown Linford LE6 OHE, England
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+44 116 234 1850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bradgate Park was a pleaseant suprise; low cost, well kept and accessible to all. There's opputunuty for different outdoor activities: walking, running, picking and watching the deers. My son enjoyed climbing the rocks with other kids. The park was replete with historical markers and many...More

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Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Now that you have found us, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I’ve been visiting Bradgate Park for several years now and am constantly impressed by just how well it is being maintained. The rangers seem to really enjoy their work. The wildlife is a joy to see the views particularly of ‘Old John’ as you stroll...More

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Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I think that everyone who works here does enjoy it (most of the time!) and I am pleased that this comes across to our visitors. We strive for continuous improvement in the facilities and services we provide, as evidenced by...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Bradgate today, came across the tranquility of the memorial wood . What a fantastic idea loved the idea of sitting in total peace and quietly remembering a loved one

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bradgate Park is a great place for walking, whether you want a leisurely walk or a bit more hilly. This is the place. I love to ING in the autumn, especially around rutting season as the deer are more visible and active. The views on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best park and open space in Leicestershire, especially when visited on a clear day. The car park is great value at only £3 for a whole day! Amazing walks and you see some great wildlife such as deer and ducks. The visitor centre...More

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Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We take card payments at all our outlets with the exception of the Deer Hut kiosk. Taking card payments for Pay & Display tickets is difficult in an area with poor mobile coverage. However, we will be rolling out card...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after a recommendation from a waiter whilst dining in Leicester. We thought it was a wonderful place, despite the terrible weather. A lovely walk with buckets of natural beauty and history. Only down side was parking was rather pricey.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a warm day when an archeologist friend was involved in the annual open day - there have been lots of excavations and surveys in the last few years, so there is historic interest here as well as the lovely scenery and escape from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out, toilets are ok but at either end of the park. Nice open spaces. Only £3 for all day parking which i think is great. Often picnic here with the little ones.More

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Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We also have toilets at the Deer Barn in the middle of the Park, next to the visitor centre and Tea room. If you are here regularly, it may be worth looking at our season ticket prices to see if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a bit of a steep walk to Old John tower but worth it once you get to the top. It’s incredible to see the historical side as well as the beauty of the surrounding views. I didn’t get time to look around everywhere so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit, I would recommend this place to anyone. If your planning on coming here, either use the Newtown Linford car park, Leicester, LE6 0HB Or the Bradgate Hunts hill car park Sharply Hill, Newtown Linford, Leicester, LE6 0AH. The newton...More

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Kkkkelliott
24 April 2018|
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Response from Peter T | Property representative |
From Newtown Linford, it is 1mile to the ruins of Bradgate House, 1.25 miles to the Visitor Centre and 2 miles to the Hallgates (Cropston) entrance.
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michellefisher2002
16 February 2018|
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Response from Peter T | Property representative |
The ruins are closed over the winter. Guided tours run every day between April and October. You can pick up a free map of the Park at the Visitor Centre or download from our website.
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JennyGr
18 October 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
The whole site is a children's play area, hundreds of acres of open spaces, bracken slopes, rocks and streams , absolute paradise for kids, dogs, people of all ages , and the ruins of Lady Jane Gray's family home ( only... More
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