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Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

Somerby, Melton Mowbray LE14 2QZ, UK

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About Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

Burrough Hill is an Iron Age hillfort in Burrough on the Hill, 7 miles south of Melton Mowbray in the English county of Leicestershire. Situated on a promontory about 210 metres above sea level, the site commands views over the surrounding countryside for miles around. There has been human activity in the area since at least the Mesolithic, and the hillfort was founded in the early Iron Age.


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Kirby Hall7.31km from Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

Kirby Hall is one of England's greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses. Begun by Sir Humphrey Stafford.   The house is now in a semi-ruined state with many parts roof-less although the Great Hall and state rooms remain intact. The gardens, with their elaborate "cutwork" design, complete with statues and urns, have been recently restored. The building and gardens are owned by the Earl of Winchilsea and are managed by English Heritage.

Melton Carnegie Museum7.37km from Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

The Melton Carnegie Museum was built in 1904.  It traces the social and economic history of Melton and includes exhibitions on the town's world-renowned Stilton cheese and pork pie industries and accounts of the arguments for and against fox hunting. It contains a fine collection of shells and various objects of interest.’

Cold Overton Park7.43km from Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

Cold Overton Park is a summit in the range in England. Cold Overton Park is 197 metres high. All the walking routes up Cold Overton Park on Mud and Routes can be found below. The summit is southwest of the Glebe Farm radio relay mast on the road between Oakham and Knossington, and adjacent to the county boundary with Leicestershire.

Stapleford Miniature Railway8.25km from Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

Stapleford Miniature Railway is a preserved 10 ¼" gauge steam railway running through nearly 2 miles of scenic parkland and celebrated its centenary in 2008. Considered one of the finest examples of its type, the railway is now private but still attracts thousands of visitors from the UK and abroad during its two public charity events each year.

Melton Country Park9.07km from Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

Melton Country Park is an area of open space 137 acres in size, 10 minutes walk from the center of Melton Mowbray. The park has a visitor center, cafe, sensory garden, nature trail, climbing forest, memorial garden, stepping stones, bridges, bird hides, a dam, a troll bridge, sports grounds, and cricket fields. A park run and junior parkrun takes place every week.

Twinlakes Park9.49km from Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort

A glorious theme park, which was set in 70 acres of glorious countryside. It offers the very best in family entertainment jam-packed with a breath-taking variety of family Rides, Attractions, animals, and even a waterpark.  The 100-acre park is family friendly with a large percentage of its rides being for young children, in comparison with other theme parks such as Alton Towers and Drayton Manor.

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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.