Heritage

Delve into the area’s fascinating past and discover more about the story of King Richard III and the famous Battle of Bosworth where he lost his battle for the crown
and his life. If you’re interested in the history of transport you can also find out more about the legendary Triumph motorbikes, steam trains and Hansom cabs.

The Battlefield Line

Shackerstone, Leicestershire   CV13 6NW
Tel: 01827 880754
Email: info@battlefieldline.co.uk
https://www.battlefieldline.co.uk/

This remarkable railway captures the very essence of a country line, with steam, diesel and railcar train services, along with small stations meandering along a single track line. It really does convey something of the feeling and atmosphere of heady days past.

The Gibbet Post, Bilstone

Gibbet Lane, Bilstone, Leicestershire
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1361326

John Massey committed a murder while living in Bilstone and was taken to Redhill, Birstall and hanged. His body was then taken back to Bilstone to a gibbet post, about half-a-mile south of where he had lived, and hung there for the next 18 years to act as a deterrent. 

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD
Tel: 01455 290429
Email: bosworth@leics.gov.uk
https://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/

Bosworth Battlefield tells the story which changed the course of history in 1485, when two Kings, Richard III and Henry VII fought over the Crown of England, and Henry established the powerful Tudor dynasty.

Burbage Heritage Group

c/o   Burbage Congregational Church, Church Street, Burbage, LE10 2DD
Email: enquiries@burbageheritage.co.uk   
https://www.burbageheritage.co.uk

Burbage is proud of its heritage and the local heritage group encourages the community to get involved through a regular programme of meetings and parish walks.

Desford & District Local History Society

Chapel Lane, Desford, Leicester, LE9 9GE
Email: desfordheritage@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/desfordheritage/

Desford, mentioned in the Domesday Book as Deresford. Formerly a mining area. There are many interesting buildings within the conservation area.

Hinckley & District Museum

30 Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU
Tel: 01455 251218
Email:  hinckleymuseum@hotmail.co.uk
https://www.hinckleydistrictmuseum.org.uk/


The museum cottages are the most complete example of half-timbered buildings remaining in Hinckley and date from the seventeenth century, being originally built as a farmhouse.

Market Bosworth Commemoration Stone

Market Square, Market Bosworth 


A commemoration stone has been laid in the Market Square in Market Bosworth to mark the spot where King Richard III's mortal remains rested on their journey to their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral.

The Triumph Visitor Experience

Normandy Way, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3BZ
Tel: 01455 453088
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/visitor-experience/information

The Triumph Visitor Experience tells the whole story of why people ride by bringing together a spectacular collection of historic and modern achievements in motorcycle design, engineering, racing and popular culture.  The museum has motorcycles through the ages from the beginning of the Triumph brand.