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Kirby Muxloe Castle

Off Oakcroft Ave, Kirby Muxloe LE9 2AP, UK

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About Kirby Muxloe Castle

This beautiful mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483. Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England. The castle was rectangular in design, 245 by 175 feet across, and would have comprised four corner towers, three side towers and a large gatehouse, all protected by a water-filled moat; the centre of the castle would have formed a courtyard.



Attractions near Kirby Muxloe Castle

Meridian Leisure Park3.75km from Kirby Muxloe Castle

Meridian Leisure Park is a prime destination for bowling, cinema, fitness, and dining.  The state-of-the-art Vue multiplex cinema at Meridian Leisure Park with nine screens is the perfect place to see all the latest movie blockbusters. There are also so many options for dining and so more.

Braunstone Park & Skatepark3.81km from Kirby Muxloe Castle

Braunstone Park is a large public park located in Braunstone.  It covers an area of 168 acres, has two lakes, large open spaces, woodlands and meadows. It has three formal gardens; a war memorial garden, a walled garden and an azalea garden. Its skatepark is an all concrete plaza-style ramp park. The skatepark is made up of a back and forth run with a flat bank and hubba on one side and a flat bank, stair set and hubbas on the other.

Tropical Birdland4.75km from Kirby Muxloe Castle

Tropical Birdland in the north of the village of Desford, Leicestershire, England was set in 5 acres of natural woodland with walk-through aviaries, baby bird viewing room, over 70 species including toucans, emus, owls, macaws and parrots. The variety of walk through aviaries are home to lots of these beautiful birds, many of which love a scrummy mealworm so if you’ve got some going spare then draw the birds in a bit closer.

Gorse Hill City Farm4.81km from Kirby Muxloe Castle

A working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of animals and to providing a fun and educational experience for all. It was situated on a 20-acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre.  With over 100 animals for you to meet we offer the perfect venue for a fun family day out or educational group visit.

Bradgate House5.67km from Kirby Muxloe Castle

Bradgate House is a 16th-century ruin in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, England. Once a magnificent Tudor mansion and the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, the tragic 'Nine Days Queen'. The 16th-century ruins are nestled in the heart of Bradgate Park, near the village of Newtown Linford in Leicestershire, central England. The construction work of the large mansion was started by Thomas Grey, 1st marquis of Dorset, in 1499, and it was finally finished by his son in 1520.

Jewry Wall Museum5.8km from Kirby Muxloe Castle

The Jewry Wall Museum is a museum in Leicester. It was built in the 1960s, facing the Jewry Wall ruins in a building shared with Vaughan College. It housed artifacts from Iron Age, Roman, and medieval Leicester. The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.

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Leicestershire  is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.