Visiting Market Bosworth

collageMarket Bosworth is a small rural market town in the heart of rural Leicestershire. Whichever approach road you take into the town, you will be charmed by the magnificent open countryside leading to the town which sits astride an open wooded hilltop. The town offers many attractions, activities and opportunities as its location is ideal for visits to other nearby towns and villages, as well as some major attractions.

Historians with a keen interest in the Wars of the Roses will be drawn by proximity to the battlefield where the wars ended with death of Richard III. The Battlefield Heritage Centre is situated just a couple of miles away.

Market Bosworth Country Park, provides 80 acres of parkland and includes a lake, arboretum and wildlife ponds. The adventure playground and open space for younger visitors makes this a great family location.

For those looking for a relaxing stroll or desperate to burn off some energy, check out the leisure and water park run by the Bosworth Water Trust, which offers sailing, surfing, kayaking, pedalos and fishing on its 20-acre lake. An inland beach and adventure playground provide fun and entertainment for all ages.

The Ashby canal and marina provide fantastic opportunities for canal boaters and the towpaths provide some stunning walks through miles of countryside. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society.

Small, independent shops are set amongst historic buildings such as the Dixie School. Selling rural crafts and artisan products they surround the attractive, cobbled market square. Bosworth in Bloom have won many accolades in the Britain in Bloom competition for over 30 years. The green fingered volunteers provide brightly coloured hanging baskets and flower beds are planted throughout the town every summer.