Travelling around Melton Mowbray
Melton Mowbray is situated on the River Eye in the county of Leicestershire. Famous for its pork pies and cheese, there’s much more to this charming town than meat and dairy.
Melton Mowbray is the third oldest market town in Britain, and its rich culture and heritage is evident at every turn. With beautiful black-and-white timbered shopfronts, over 700 listed buildings and a selection of stunning parks and waterways, this timeless Midlands town is well worth the trip.
Melton Mowbray has excellent road and rail links, and Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services to and from Leicester, as well as local towns and villages, such as Thurmaston and East Goscote.
A day out in Melton Mowbray wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of its unique culinary delights. There are numerous shops and markets offering authentic local produce, and the town also plays host to some of the biggest food festivals in the country, including The Artisan Cheese Fair, which attracts more than 60 cheesemakers from across the UK.
To get a real taste of this town’s rich history, there’s a wonderful heritage trail, exploring a thousand years of local culture and taking in some of the town’s most memorable landmarks, including a magnificent 12th-century church and the town’s oldest bakery.
For some fresh air and fun, Melton Country Park is just a short walk from the town centre, with woodlands, lakes and beautiful nature trails. In the evening, this small market town comes to life, with a selection of restaurants and pubs, offering food, fun and plenty of live entertainment.