The county of Leicestershire has a wealth of history and amazing stories to tell. None more famous than that of King Richard III and his untimely end at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Last weekend we were invited along to the King Richard III Visitors Centre in Leicester. It just so happened that it was the Plantagenet Kings 565th birthday! The visitors centre opened in 2014 and is dedicated…

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Halloween is firmly becoming a favourite holiday in our house so this year we decided that picking our own pumpkins was essential. One sunny afternoon, after school we headed to our local PYO pumpkin farm. Cattows Farm is located in Heather, Leicestershire and is one of our absolute favourite places to visit. They have so many fantastic events on throughout the year! Access to the farm is easy and there…

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We are passionate about exploring as many historical buildings and properties as possible. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful places to visit near us. We have recently purchased English Heritage annual passes. Our passes arrived last week and the first place we decided to visit couldn’t have been any closer to home, in fact Ashby de la Zouch Castle is located just a short drive from our home.…

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The gardens of Calke Abbey come alive during the different seasons but particularly in the summer! The Calke Abbey Estate is one of our favourite National Trust estates and we visit as often as we can. The gardens at Calke are testament to the hard work that has gone into restoring this once neglected estate. The original walled garden which is made up of 350,000 bricks is home to a…

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