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Tourism map and guide launched for Blaby District

Heritage Map Launch

A brand new detailed map of Blaby District has been released giving visitors to the district the chance to find out more about the area’s local attractions.

Showcasing the walks, restaurants and cafes, accommodation, activities and the location of Fosse Foxes across the District of Blaby, the new maps are the first time residents and visitors to the district have been able to pick up a copy of a detailed guide to the local area.

The maps have been launched at the start of English Tourism Week, the national campaign promoting the best attractions and places to visit both across the country and right here on our doorstep.

An official launch of the guide took place at the popular Everards Meadows with Councillor Sharon Coe and Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire. Since opening in 2019, Everards Meadows has become the go-to place for many people. The site includes the independent Jennos Coffee House, Rutland Cycling and Everards Beer Hall and Restaurant.

The map and guide is available on the Visit Blaby website and will shortly be found in businesses and libraries across the district, including those part of the Blaby District Tourism Partnership. The Visit Blaby website also has more detailed information about the tourist attractions across Blaby District.

Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Community Engagement and Business Support, said: “We are very excited to be launching our new map and guide to the district. We are lucky to have so many brilliant and popular attractions in the district and it’s fantastic for people to have the chance to pick up a copy and see for themselves just how much there is available to do.

“As visitors continue to flock back to village centres following the pandemic, we are proud to be supporting local businesses with initiatives like this to continue raising the profile of our area.”

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, said: “I was delighted to attend the launch of Blaby District Council’s new Tourism Map and Guide to coincide with English Tourism Week at Everards Meadows.

“Tourism is such a key part of our local and national economy, and the beautiful Blaby District already has so much to offer visitors to the county in the form of vibrant shopping parks, historic sites and national attractions, and it’s brilliant to see these local hotspots highlighted for those visiting South Leicestershire.”

Funding for the maps has been provided by Welcome Back Funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

23 March 2022
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