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Stapleford Miniature Railway

The Old Forge, Stapleford LE14 2SF, UK

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About Stapleford Miniature Railway

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.



Attractions near Stapleford Miniature Railway

Twinlakes Park5.07km from Stapleford Miniature Railway

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.

Melton Carnegie Museum5.66km from Stapleford Miniature Railway

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.’

Melton Country Park6km from Stapleford Miniature Railway

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.

Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort8.25km from Stapleford Miniature Railway

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.

Woolsthorpe Manor House12.69km from Stapleford Miniature Railway

Woolsthorpe Manor is a typical early 17th-century yeoman’s farmhouse, where Sir Isaac Newton had his famous revelation about gravity. Explore the orchard with the original 400-year-old tree from which the apple fell and inspired Newton. built some time after 1623. Newton returned here in 1666 when Cambridge University closed due to the plague, and here he performed many of his most famous experiments, most notably his work on light and optics.

Belvoir Castle15.39km from Stapleford Miniature Railway

Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. The Castle visitors can see today dates from 1832 and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the country. The estate surrounding the castle contains formal gardens and woodland, all with stunning views. The latest garden restoration programme brought the lost plans of Capability Brown to fruition.

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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.