Travelling around Hinckley
Mentioned by Willian Shakespeare in Henry IV Part 2, Hinckley can be found in southwest Leicestershire. A thriving market town, this is an area filled with history, that also provides an array of modern-day amenities.
The second largest town in Leicestershire, the area is well served by public transport. This is the perfect location for reaching larger cities and towns that sit on either side of the town, including Coventry, Nuneaton and Leicester. Arriva bus services operate frequently in the area, connecting you to a number of these larger cities and towns, as well as other areas around Hinckley.
The Hinckley Museum is the perfect place to start if you’re looking to explore the area. Housed in a range of 17th-century timber-framed knitters’ cottages, there couldn’t be a better location for a museum. Although small, it’s well worth a look with regular exhibits, such as the one highlighting Hinckley’s role in World War One.
The great thing about Hinckley is you’re never too far from fascinating wildlife. Twycross Zoo is extremely easy to get to. It has everything from leopards and alpaca to a wide array of monkeys, giraffes, owls and zebra – you’ll find more than 500 species of animals here.
Hinckley also has a wide selection of places to eat and drink, including many fabulous curry houses. There’s even a dessert restaurant. Meanwhile, those looking for a little retail therapy, will find a nice blend of shops in Hinckley. If you take a stroll up Castle Street, you’ll find a selection of independent retailers alongside the more well-known names.