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Guidebook for Medbourne

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Guidebook for Medbourne

Curve Theatre
Great theatre with international reputation and many transfers into the West End, there is an NCP car park right next door to it. Guide for what's on is in the house.
A unique property dating back to 12th century, now home in summer to Opera performances . The bungalow is 5 minutes away from this by car. Outside of Opera the house is private, but worth a look from outside, fantastic sculpture in gardens and unique countryside views. Worth building into one of your walks. Hill from Medbourne to Nevill Holt not for faint hearted.
Nevill Holt Opera
A unique property dating back to 12th century, now home in summer to Opera performances . The bungalow is 5 minutes away from this by car. Outside of Opera the house is private, but worth a look from outside, fantastic sculpture in gardens and unique countryside views. Worth building into one of your walks. Hill from Medbourne to Nevill Holt not for faint hearted.
Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. By 1600 it had passed to Sir Thomas Cecil, son of Queen Elizabeth’s chief minister, who converted it into an almshouse for 12 poor ‘bedesmen’ over 30 years old and two women (over 45), all free of lunacy, leprosy or the French pox. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice.
Lyddington Bede House
Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. By 1600 it had passed to Sir Thomas Cecil, son of Queen Elizabeth’s chief minister, who converted it into an almshouse for 12 poor ‘bedesmen’ over 30 years old and two women (over 45), all free of lunacy, leprosy or the French pox. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice.
Amazing, massive Elizabethan House , an English Heritage site, mostly open to elements but an awesome building. It isn't a museum as such, but difficult to categorise !
Kirby Hall
Amazing, massive Elizabethan House , an English Heritage site, mostly open to elements but an awesome building. It isn't a museum as such, but difficult to categorise !
Just a few minutes away, amazing castle built under instructions of William the Conqueror and around 900 years of history. Has been owned by same family for 450 years! Has lots of events throughout the year open to public
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Rockingham Castle
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Just a few minutes away, amazing castle built under instructions of William the Conqueror and around 900 years of history. Has been owned by same family for 450 years! Has lots of events throughout the year open to public
8 miles away, ever changing programme of theatrical events, musicals, comedy nights
Uppingham Theatre
32 Stockerston Rd
8 miles away, ever changing programme of theatrical events, musicals, comedy nights
Constantly voted one of Leicestershire's top attractions. Home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering. But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places. You could watch boats travel up or down the locks or take a boat trip yourself before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots.
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Foxton Locks
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Constantly voted one of Leicestershire's top attractions. Home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering. But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places. You could watch boats travel up or down the locks or take a boat trip yourself before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots.
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Curve Theatre
60 Rutland Street
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Parks & Nature
Beautiful for a walk, a bit of a hidden gem, 4 miles away
Eye Brook Reservoir
Beautiful for a walk, a bit of a hidden gem, 4 miles away
Great space for walks, waterside activities, hiring bikes, fishing, paddleboat trips in season, cafes, etc
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Rutland Water
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Great space for walks, waterside activities, hiring bikes, fishing, paddleboat trips in season, cafes, etc
Shopping
Market Harborough is 8 miles away and lots of independent shops that we can advise you on. It also has many restaurants, bars etc
Market Harborough
Market Harborough is 8 miles away and lots of independent shops that we can advise you on. It also has many restaurants, bars etc
Great farm shop in next village, selling fresh meats, cheeses, free range eggs, bacon, hoe made shepherd's pies, lasagne, etc - you can order in advance of your stay
Ashley Farm Shop
Great farm shop in next village, selling fresh meats, cheeses, free range eggs, bacon, hoe made shepherd's pies, lasagne, etc - you can order in advance of your stay
Delivers into Medbourne on Thursdays, ring them to place order - they are fab and also do take away roasts on Sundays. During the Pandemic you can place an order with them and if you want to pick it up, they will give you a time slot. Farm shop, home grown veg, deli, own butchery department, cafe, sells Hambleton bakery breads, lots of cheeses etc. Award winning independent
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Farndon Fields Farm Shop
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Delivers into Medbourne on Thursdays, ring them to place order - they are fab and also do take away roasts on Sundays. During the Pandemic you can place an order with them and if you want to pick it up, they will give you a time slot. Farm shop, home grown veg, deli, own butchery department, cafe, sells Hambleton bakery breads, lots of cheeses etc. Award winning independent
Uppingham has lots of antique shops but this is v good - has different cabinets from different traders so good turn around and varied items for purchase form large - tables/chairs - to small - brackets, rings
Uppingham Antiques Centre
17 High St E
Uppingham has lots of antique shops but this is v good - has different cabinets from different traders so good turn around and varied items for purchase form large - tables/chairs - to small - brackets, rings
This is the other market town that we are close to (Market Harborough itself being the other one) It has a market every Friday - selling flowers, veg, organic meats, cheese, fish, bread, Indian food etc. Lovely coffee shops and lots of antique shops
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Uppingham
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This is the other market town that we are close to (Market Harborough itself being the other one) It has a market every Friday - selling flowers, veg, organic meats, cheese, fish, bread, Indian food etc. Lovely coffee shops and lots of antique shops
Essentials
This is our village shop and Post Office selling essentials, milk, butter, cheeses, fantastic filled rolls, wines, veg etc. Kerry and her team will be only to happy to help you. 1 minute from bungalow. Warm croissants available on Saturday mornings!
Medbourne Sub Post Office
3 Spring Bank
This is our village shop and Post Office selling essentials, milk, butter, cheeses, fantastic filled rolls, wines, veg etc. Kerry and her team will be only to happy to help you. 1 minute from bungalow. Warm croissants available on Saturday mornings!
Entertainment & Activities
Has programs of theatre and musicals throughout the year and restaurant. Growing in popularity and a great evening out
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Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre
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Has programs of theatre and musicals throughout the year and restaurant. Growing in popularity and a great evening out
Holds many events throughout the year
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Rockingham Motor Speedway
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Holds many events throughout the year
Walks around Medbourne
The countryside around offers lots of opportunities for good walks. Here are a couple of links: First one is a lovely colour leaflet and all starts from Whiteways! https://mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publication/LM/cms/pdf/Medbourne%20Parish%20Walks.pdf This is a harder walk: http://www.theaa.com/walks/curious-customs-of-medbourne-and-hallaton-420135 This one takes in our pub and Hallaton pub and the lovely Blaston track that will take you back to Medbourne https://www.greatfoodclub.co.uk/pub-walk-medbourne-and-hallaton/ This one will take you around Eyebrook reservoir which is about 4 miles away https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/10353/19-April-2014-Eyebrook-Reservoir
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Market Harborough
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Getting Around
Trains every half hour to and from London, journey time approx 1 hour
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Market Harborough
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Trains every half hour to and from London, journey time approx 1 hour