A castle, restaurants and great shopping: new map highlights tourism hotspots in county area


A new map has been created to help tourists and locals find the best bits of Blaby. The area, which stretches around the south and west of Leicester, includes fascinating features such as the Glenfield Rail Tunnel and Kirby Muxloe Castle, as well as Fosse Park and Meridian Leisure Park and numerous restaurants, hotels and golf courses.

The map has been developed by Blaby District Council to help people get the most out of the area’s attractions. It also offers country walks, farm shops, restaurants, cafes, leisure centers and the best pubs in the area.

A new attraction, the Fosse Renards trail also appears on the map. Launched a year ago, there are 25 life-size fox sculptures around the Fosse Park area.

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Another recent addition to the Blaby tourist trail is Everards Meadows – a site near Fosse Park with bike hire, a brewery and 70 acres of countryside along the Grand Union Canal. It is on this site, owned by the Everards brewing company, that the launch of the new guide took place.

Councilor Sharon Coe said: “We are very pleased to launch our new district map and guide. We’re lucky to have so many brilliant and popular attractions in the area and it’s fantastic for people to have the chance to pick up one and see all there for themselves. to do.

“As visitors continue to flock to Village Centers post-pandemic, we are proud to support local businesses with initiatives like this to continue to raise the profile of our region.”

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, said: “Tourism is such a vital part of our local and national economy, and the beautiful area of ​​Blaby already has so much to offer visitors to the county in the form of vibrant shopping parks, historic sites and national attractions, and it’s great to see these local hotspots highlighted for those visiting southern Leicestershire.”

The map and guide are available online at www.visitblaby.org.uk and will soon be available from businesses and libraries in the district, including those part of the Blaby District Tourism Partnership. The Visit Blaby website also has more detailed information on tourist attractions in the Blaby district.

Funding for the maps was provided by Welcome Back Funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Download the map from the town hall website by clicking here.

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