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Bradgate Park

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Address: Newtown Linford LE6 OHE, England
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Bradgate Park was first enclosed as a deer park (for hunting) in the 12th...

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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New visitor center

Local to me, excellent experience for visitors,check out the visitor center.there are tea rooms/café near the entrance and one in the park at about halfway if you plan to walk the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Local to me, excellent experience for visitors,check out the visitor center.there are tea rooms/café near the entrance and one in the park at about halfway if you plan to walk the length of the park.

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this centre for the first time yesterday with my husband and my niece who is particularly interested in Tudor history. We all found it very interesting and informative with splendid volunteers there to help with any questions. Bradgate Park is an amazing facility to have on our doorstep and we do not object at all to paying the... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing if you like Deer and the Countryside. You can get up close to the Deer, great photographic opportunities in fantastic grounds. Day out to remember for all the family on foot, on a bike or take your horse around the park.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The people of Leicester and Leicestershire are very lucky that this park was given to them for their recreation in 1928 by Charles Bennion. It is a wonderful place for a walk either on paved ways, good for wheelchairs and pushchairs, or past the herds of wild fallow deer over the open country up to Old John tower. There is... More 

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Evergem, Belgium
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Great place to take the kids for a walk; rolling hills, rocks to climb on and a ruined stately home. Only two minus points, the park is car free except for people with disabled passes. We came across an old couple driving far too fast through the site where lots of young children we're playing. Felt obliged to stop them... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a little caravan site , just across the road from this lovely park, so we had no worries about parking. Even though it was a Sunday afternoon the car park seemed to have plenty of space. There is a tarmac road going through it - ideal for prams , wheelchairs and bicycles. It is a great... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can get quite busy but the park is big enough that you can always find some peace and quiet. A bracing walk up to the tower & memorial is reccomended

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Halifax Region, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 pounds to park, lots of spaces, went for homemade ice cream from the post office shop nearby, nice long walk on flat Tarmac, great scenery and views, ice cream being sold along the path, there are tea rooms and toilets halfway. Enjoyed the fresh air.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful as ever whatever the weather. We were lucky it was sunny, lots of families and couples out walking.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and lovely picturesque national park to walk dogs as well as have a walk around your self, lots of clean amenities toilets, Ice cream parlours, coffee shops etc. Lovely place to relax.

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