Lunch with the deer at Bradgate Park

Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

If you’d like a little history with your sandwiches then take your picnic to Bradgate Park.

Bradgate Park, set in the ancient woodland of Charnwood Forest, is Leicestershire’s largest Country Park. It’s one of the most popular visitor attractions, extending to some 830 acres and welcoming 900,000 visitors every year. This historic deer park is still grazed by herds of Red and Fallow Deer that roam freely within the boundary walls.

Steeped in history, the Park was the birthplace and early home of Lady Jane Grey – the nine-day Queen of England before her beheading. Seek out the ruins of Bradgate House, home to the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey. Then take in the wonderful hilltop views of the city of Leicester or perhaps paddle in the stream.

Whether hand in hand with your other half or running around with your children, Bradgate Park’s a lovely place to walk, explore and eat al fresco.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Visit Leicester Information Centre
  • Contact Details 0116 299 4444
  • Website Visit Leicester

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