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Tourism and Heritage


Blaby District is easily accessible from M1 junctions 21 and 21a and M69 junctions 2 and 3. The District is home to Fosse. Shopping Park, Meridian Leisure Park and Grove Business Park and all are conveniently located near M1 junction 21. Everards Meadows, an exciting new food, drink and leisure development will be opening in 2019. 

The District has a diversity of villages and towns some of which are positioned close to the city and others spread south west in rural areas towards the A5. There are a number of cycle routes together with walks in countryside areas as well as along the Grand Union Canal towpath, the national Sustrans route and The Great Central Way which will take you into Leicester City.

Places to visit

Fosse. Shopping Park

Over 30 stores with free parking, just off M1 junction 21.

Kirby Castle

Explore the atmospheric moated remains of this fortified mansion. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds or take a walk around the moat.

Stoney Cove

Diving Centre with indoor training pool, on site shop, bar and restaurant.

Stanton Lakes

Restaurant and bar with lovely lakeside setting.  Caravans and camping pitches available.  Home to Hinckley Canoe Club.  Come along for an open water swim.

Fosse Meadows Nature Area

Extensive paths through flower meadows, woodlands and arboretum with a wildlife lake, bird hides and a riverside walk leading to a wildlife pond. Permissive bridleway and a permanent orienteering course.

Everards Meadows

Opening in 2019, Everards Meadows will be an exciting new food, drink and leisure development next to the expanding retail site Fosse. Shopping Park, just off Junction 21 of the M1.

Meridian Leisure Park

A great leisure destination including bowling, cinema, fitness and dining.


Listed Grade II monument near the cross roads of the Roman Fosse Way and Watling Street

Blaby Town Centre and Bouskell Park

Bouskell Park is in the historic area of Blaby Town and is the start of the Blaby Heritage Trail.  An attractive area of parkland set on the remains of a medieval village, the park has a pond, ice house, grassland and woodland.

For more information about places to visit and local events. please visit:


Blaby District has a wide variety of Heritage Listed buildings, monuments and memorials. Ranging from stables and barns, war memorials and churches to bridges and pubs.


Kirby Muxloe Castle

High Cross

Ice House, Bouskell Park

For details of Listings within Blaby District, visit


There are 11 conservation areas within the District.

For more information visit the Conversation Areas page.

Local Heritage Groups and Societies

Blaby Heritage and Museum Society

Pat Troake: 0116 2771055

Braunstone Heritage Archive Group   

Countesthorpe and Foston Heritage Group

Barry Hillyard:

Cosby Heritage Society

Mike Howkins

Kirby Muxloe Local History Group

Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society

Leicestershire County Council (Historic and Natural Environment)

Heritage Engagement, War Memorials

Leicestershire County Council (Historic and Natural Environment)

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum


Health and Leisure Services 
The Pavilion 
Sportsfield Lane 

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Last updated: 03 September 2018

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