|Jill and Ivor welcome you to their award winning accommodation situated in country surroundings where the
atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
Has a narrow road leading to Burbage Common. Bridle path.
"EARL (or EARL'S) SHILTON, one of the largest villages in the county, consists chiefly of one long street, on the high road from Leicester to Hinckley, 9 miles S.W. by W of the former and 4 N.E. by N of the latter. Earl Shilton township, which is in Kirby Mallory Civil Parish, Sparkenhoe Hundred, but Hinckley Union and County Court District, was constituted an ecclesiastical district in 1854, and in 1871 contained 2053 persons, living in 477 houses on 920 acres of land. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in framework knitting and shoe manufacturing. The soil is chiefly clay and a gravelly loam, and the open fields, &c, were enclosed in 1778, when the great tithes were commuted. The Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, is the lady of the manor, but the rights thereof are reserved to the copyholders themselves. The chief rents were sold by Charles I to the Earl of Ilchester, whose descendant still receives them, but pays them over to Guy's Hospital, London." [White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester & Rutland. 1877] Keats Lane and Thurlaston Lane have lovely views of the countryside.
Cheeky Charlies - An award-winning cafe, home of Aldo's Pizzas
Has ruins of an old castle, somewhere. A nice park by the council offices, Argents Mead.
An Museum dedicated to Hinckley's old hosiery industry
Hinckley Town Golf Club, Leicester Road
Hinckley RFC, Leicester Road
Hinckley Town Tennis Club, Leicester Road
Hinckley Sports ( Facilities for swimming, badminton etc
Home to Mallory Park, one of the best motor racing tracks in the country.
A small village on the A444 near Market Bosworth Dick Turpin, the infamous Highwayman, reputedly stayed at the Cock Inn, a well known hostelry. Also at Sibson is the Millers Hotel, where the original Water Wheel still turns, now housed in one of the bars. Often a venue for live entertainment.
Battle of Bosworth Field 1485
The Battlefield Line