Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Discover the market town of Melton Mowbray, close to the Vale of Belvoir, which translated means ‘beautiful view’.

This part of northeast Leicestershire is the UK’s Rural Capital of Food and is famed for the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Stilton and Red Leicester cheese as well as locally brewed ales, wines and Sloe Gin. Specialist shops and restaurants sell or incorporate these local produce treats so make sure you sample as much as possible during your visit.

The surrounding countryside lends itself to a gentle walk and picnic, and the town heralds its historic buildings with a downloadable walking trail.

If you’re a fan of markets, traditional or otherwise, you’ll be satisfied. Tuesdays are the busiest with a farmers’ market, antiques and collectors fair, livestock, fur and feather auctions. Buy antiques and bric-a-brac on Wednesdays and Fridays, and see the animal auctions and farmers’ markets. Rummage for bargains at Saturdays’ street markets or Sundays’ car boot sales. The car will be a lot heavier on your return journey.

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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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