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Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Canal St, Leicester LE2 8LZ, UK

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About Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve is an important wildlife reserve in the city. and has been a popular location for the people of Leicester to spend their leisure time. Today it is a quiet oasis in the city, perfect for walking, cycling, picnics, fishing, and boating. Birdwatchers and animal lovers aside, the meadows attracts families and people wanting a quick and accessible escape from city life into a tranquil country paradise.


Attractions near Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

National Gas Museum Trust1.21km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Natural Gas Museum was started by a national trust that has set out to make sure England’s history of gas usage both in the home and in industry is preserved. The collection is held across two floors in the gatehouse of the former Leicester Corporation Gas Works, once a major provider of industrial gas in the area. There is a tableau of a 1920s kitchen with gas equipment. Domestic items include washing machines, gas irons and even a gas-powered radio.

Braunstone Park & Skatepark2.17km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

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.

Meridian Leisure Park2.3km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

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.

Nelson Mandela Park2.46km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

The Nelson Mandela Park is a public park in Leicester, England. It is located just inside the city centre near Leicester Prison and the Leicester Tigers' Stadium. The park was named in honor of South African president Nelson Mandela. The park's facilities include a small children's play area, flood-lighting, and public toilets. As of March 2017, a selection of outdoor gym equipment has been installed opposite the children's play area.

The Newarke Houses Museum2.76km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. It incorporates the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, and has a range of exhibits illustrating post-medieval and contemporary LeicesterThe museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor times to present day and a play area for children to try various games.

Leicester Castle2.79km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

It is the oldest surviving aisled and bay-divided timber hall in Britain. It still retains some of its original 12th-century timber posts. The complex is situated in the west of Leicester City Centre, between Saint Nicholas Circle to the north and De Montfort University to the south. A large motte and the Great Hall are the two substantial remains of what was once a large defensive structure. The hall is now encased in a Queen Anne-style frontage.

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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.