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National Gas Museum Trust

National Gas Museum Trust

1.21km 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 & Skatepark

Braunstone Park & Skatepark

2.17km 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 Park

Meridian Leisure Park

2.3km 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 Park

Nelson Mandela Park

2.46km 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 Museum

The Newarke Houses Museum

2.76km 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 Castle

Leicester Castle

2.79km 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.

St Mary De Castro Church

St Mary De Castro Church

2.8km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

St Mary de Castro is a 12th century parish church in the heart of Mediaeval Leicester and its needle-crocketed spire has dominated the Leicester skyline since the beginning of the 15th century. It is believed to have been the first church in the UK to be viewable online using Google Streetview, having been photographed in August 2012.

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

2.87km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

The Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England. It features works from the collections and touring exhibitions from national museums. Plus a range of activities from entertaining talks, children’s handling sessions, lunchtime concerts, licensed for weddings, civil ceremonies and available for private hire.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

2.93km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

A beautiful and fine green space next to the University of Leicester campus. The centrepiece of the park is the magnificent memorial arch, built to commemorate the dead of the First World War. It has facilities for various sports, including tennis, basketball, bowls, croquet, football and cricket. A skate park has recently been added, and there is an adventure playground for young children.

Jewry Wall Museum

Jewry Wall Museum

3.06km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

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.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre

3.1km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

King Richard III Visitor Centre is an establishment in Leicester, England, that showcases the life of King Richard III and the story of how his remains were discovered in 2012. The centre opened in 2014 on the site of Greyfriars, the medieval friary where the King was originally buried. The visitor centre occupies a former school next to the car park where King Richard's remains were found during excavations in 2012/2013. Because of worldwide interest in the discovery, Leicester City Council qui

The Guildhall Museum

The Guildhall Museum

3.12km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

The Guildhall Museum is a fun place where visitors can discover the history of Rochester and Medway in a museum for all the family. The museum was founded in 1897, in honor of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The collection includes artifacts associated with Rochester from prehistoric times to the present day. Works of art in the museum include a painting by Hendrik Frans van Lint depicting a classical Italian landscape.

Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral

3.12km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of our city and county. This church, built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours, has been embedded in the public, economic, cultural and religious life of this community since medieval times. The building you see today is predominantly Victorian. The tower and 220 foot spire were designed by the architect Raphael Brandon and were rebuilt in the 1860s. It was one of the main pilgrimage centre as well as a tourist attraction

Leicester Market

Leicester Market

3.25km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Leicester Market has been a place of social and cultural importance since the 13th century when it became the centre for trade in the area. It hosts a fantastic range of stalls and events. Fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and much more. The light and airy food hall has won several awards including Britain’s Best Food Market 2015.

Knighton Park

Knighton Park

3.33km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Knighton Park is a significant area of green open space at the southern boundary of the ward, where it meets with Oadby and Wigston. The various compartments and zones within the Park still reflect many of the divisions of the land put in place in 1756 for agricultural improvements when the Knighton open fields were enclosed and subdivided for the first time.

The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower

3.39km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Clock Tower, one of the city´s best known and most iconic landmarks was built originally as a solution to traffic congestion on the site of the town´s former hay and straw market in 1868. It was built mostly in Ketton stone with a base of Mountsorrel granite, and incorporates column shafts made of polished Peterhead granite and serpentine.

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse

4.06km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Leicester Racecourse is a dual Flat and National Hunt venue located in the East Midlands, hosting 30 race meetings throughout the year. Not just a racecourse, but an outstanding venue for conferencing, weddings and so much more. The racecourse had its heyday in the late nineteenth century when it staged some of the most valuable races in the United Kingdom, including the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Portland Stakes, both of which carried more prize money than any of the five British flat-racin

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

4.2km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

The University of Leicester Harold Martin Botanic Garden is a botanic garden close to the halls of residence for the University of Leicester in Oadby, Leicestershire, England. Founded in 1921, the garden was established on the present 16-acre site in 1947. The garden is used for research and teaching purposes by the university's Genetics Department and features events such as sculpture and art exhibitions, music performances and plant sales. It is open to the public.

Abbey Park

Abbey Park

4.36km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre. The park has a choice of activities to keep the whole family entertained. The boating lake in the centre of the park offers hire of both rowing and pedalo boats – fun for adults and children alike! On a summer’s day, relax and pedal your way around the beautiful lake in the centre of the park, enjoying the sweeping views of serene parkland all around.

Leicester Abbey

Leicester Abbey

4.61km from Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Leicester Abbey was founded in 1138-9 as an abbey of Augustinian canons by Robert ‘le Bossu’ , the second Earl of Leicester. But it is one of the least known of the Midland monasteries because of the almost total destruction. The Abbey's prosperity was boosted through the passage of special privileges by both the English Kings and the Pope. These included an exemption from sending representatives to parliament and from paying tithe on certain land and livestock.

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Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Canal St, Leicester LE2 8LZ, UK

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.